11 Jul

Finding the Right Spot in Whitby, Yorkshire

Choose the accommodation that suits you 

Whitby has a varied selection of accommodation on offer and there is somewhere to suit every taste, style and budget.  The historic, coastal town of Whitby is full of distinctive charm.  Its medieval streets are narrow and quaint, and the area has plenty of country pubs to enjoy.

The town is situated on the south coast of Yorkshire close to the coastal resorts of Scarborough, Filey, Ravenscar and Bridligton.  The local restaurants are renowned for their delicious seafood.

Local Attractions

There’s plenty of room for everyone on Whitby’s two beaches, with two miles of sand you are sure to find the perfect spot to enjoy a day in the sun.  The area is one of great natural beauty.  The coastal cliffs are majestic and North York National Park is a short drive away. The harbour is and Whitby Castle, Captain Cooks Memorial Museum, the famous 199 Steps and the Whitby Abbey Ruins are well worth a visit.

Whitby Hotels

Whitby has over 30 hotels to choose from, which offer a broad spectrum of accommodation and facilities. They cater for every taste.  With so many to choose from, we can only suggest a few to tickle your taste buds!   If you’re in the mood for pampering then we recommend Raithwaite Hall.  This luxurious hotel lies on 80 acres of scenic countryside.

You can unwind by taking part in outdoor sports such as fishing or shooting.  Alternatively you may choose to spoil yourself and spend a day at the spa.  Another favourite is the Saxonville Hotel.  This Whitby gem has been owned and run by the same family since 1946, and has always maintained a homely atmosphere.  Lewis Carroll visited Whitby on many occasions and always stayed at the La Rosa Hotel.

This hotel is perfect for those who seek good old fashioned service and vintage style.

Guest Houses and B&B’s

There are plenty of guesthouses and B&B’s in Whitby, which range in price from around £35 to £75 per night.  The Corner Guest House has magnificent views of the harbour and the historic Whitby Abbey Ruins.  All the rooms are tastefully decorated, and overlook the quaint courtyard.  Sanders Yard Restaurant is nestled on the cobbled street in the historic part of town.  The beach and shops are only a five minute walk away.

The Esklet Guest House enjoys a five star rating, and has outstanding reviews.  This elegant house was built in the Victorian era for a sea captain.  It too, is a short walk away from the beach and shops.  The Chiltern Guest House offers a warm welcome, and very reasonable prices.  It is centrally located on the west cliff in Whitby.


The Whitby area is home to plenty of country pubs, and many provide excellent accommodation. The Black Horse Inn in centrally located.  It has four bedrooms, each well equipped.  A delicious buffet style breakfast is served every morning.

You will find the Board Inn on the banks of the River Esk.  This pub has five rooms, all of which offer views of the surrounding countryside. The Fox and Hounds is a 16th century coaching inn on the North Yorkshire moors.  It is located a short drive from Whitby, and is highly recommended.

Holiday Cottages

If you prefer self catering have a look at some of the cottages in Whitby. Seacrest Cottage has wonderful sea views, and was once a mariner’s cottage and is located in the centre of Whitby.  It has all modern amenities as well as some lovely period features and can sleep up to four people.

The two Milton Cottages are a good choice for families with young children, as cots and highchairs are provided.  The cottages are converted barns which date back to the 1700’s.  They are well equipped, sleep up to for people and have parking for two vehicles.

If you’re off to Whitby with a group of friends or larger family then Mews Cottage is a good choice.  It is located in the centre of Whitby and sleeps up to 7 people.  It is an 18th century property which has been tastefully renovated, and is a short walk to local shops.

Let us know where you stayed in Whitby so we can share the details or, if you are an accommodation owner, take advantage of our year’s standard listing for just £15!!

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