The 5 best B&Bs in Whitby
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Whitby is a pretty coastal town on the edge of the stunning North York Moors. Home to Gothic ruins, winding alleyways and a thriving fish and seafood port, it’s the perfect excursion for families and couples. Renowned for its links to both Dracula and the explorer James Cook, this historic town is the perfect blend of picture-postcard views and rugged nature.
Sandwiched between bustling Whitby and quaint Sandsend, the Raithwaite Estate ideally located just moments from lapping waves. There are a wealth of indulgent amenities and activities on-site, including a luxurious spa suite. What's more, you're just moments from spectacular attractions like the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and the Dracula Experience in Whitby.
Set within luscious and secluded woodlands, Grinkle Park is the perfect rural getaway. The hotel even includes its own peaceful lake as well as an alluring mansion setting with tastefully decorated rooms and a relaxing bar area. The hotel is located just west of Whitby in the tranquil village of Scaling.
The White Hart is an award-winning 16th-century coaching inn that conjures up traditional images of the Yorkshire countryside. Roaring fires, incredible views and an atmospheric pub all add to the hotel’s alluring atmosphere. The B&B hotel itself is located in Pickering, home to an unmissable antique steam train service which travels directly to Whitby through breathtaking moorland.
Want to stay in a luxurious stately home? Goldsborough Hall is a perfect choice. Once a royal residence, it retains much of its 17th-century grandeur with updated modern rooms. This B&B stay is located on the other side of the North York Moors, with good road links through the gorgeous countryside to Whitby’s charming centre.
The Black Swan is a treasure in the North York Moors. Within quick travel distance to Whitby, the hotel has much to admire nearby as well, including Helmsley Castle and the Ryedale Rural Museum. The hotel itself has a cosy interior with an excellent restaurant and freshly prepared breakfast.
- Freshly prepared breakfasts
- In-house restaurants with local produce
- Well-stocked bars
- Flat Screen TVs
Whitby is a truly special, year-round destination. The town is split by two attractions: typical picture-postcard seaside scenes and atmospheric historical buildings, from ancient abbeys to quaint 18th-century fisherman’s cottages. Summer is the best period to visit for beachgoers and al fresco dining. July to August is also when the nearby North York Moors bloom purple with heather. For something different, the town comes to life during Halloween with a famed Goth Weekend, complete with black clad-vampires and cyberpunk cosplayers who descend upon the area. Weather can be brisk owing to the coastal winds, but the town remains pretty in colder months with cheaper deals.
Whitby offers a range of excellent overnight stays to suit all kinds of traveller. Country inns make idyllic romantic retreats, while well-kitted country estates are great for larger families. Whether you’re travelling with a loved one, a family or a group of friends, we can find the perfect deal for you.
- Cosy coaching inns
- Historic hotels
- Modern hotels
- Country estates
- Royal residences
- Clothes to suit the changeable seasons
- Good footwear for coastal and North York Moor walks. If you’re planning to visit the moors in colder months, waterproof boots are a must.
- An umbrella and windproof jacket
- Charger for your electronic devices
Whitby is located right on the edge of the North York Moors and is serviced by a first-rate railway station. One of the top attractions here is the North York Moors Historical Railway which runs steam trains through the pretty countryside. Road is the best way to discover this area, however, with a spectacular coastal road down to other attractions like Robin Hood’s Bay and Scarborough. The closest airport to Whitby is found in Durham, however, the best way to Whitby via public transport is train, with connections via Newcastle and Leeds.
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Whitby is one of Yorkshire’s most alluring port towns. There is a range of fascinating museums and attractions in the town itself, including seaborne excursions and historical displays relaying the town’s seafaring and jet-producing past. In fact, the town rivals many other coastal regions for the UK’s best fish and chips. What’s more, this is your gateway to the enticing North York Moors, a vast landscape of purple heather, grazing sheep and picturesque villages.
Many come to Whitby to indulge in a traditional British seaside experience, from Whitby Sands beach with its ice cream vendors to Pier Road and its amusement arcades. But this is also the setting for Dracula’s dramatic entrance into England. The novel’s author, Bram Stoker, was inspired by the town’s ominous abbey ruins and history, and you can retrace the steps of Dracula today by climbing the famed 199 steps up to the graveyard featured in the novel.