Welcome to Whitby, a perfect British seaside destination boasting a whole lot of fun things to do. Here in this idyllic former fishing town on the North Yorkshire coast, you can expect a dramatic coastline, soft stretches of caramel sand, exquisite seafood, a quaint harbour and more quirky charm than you can shake a stick at. From its spooky abbey and cliff-top graveyard to lamp-lit cobbled streets and whale bone monuments, it exudes more Gothic splendour than David Bowie in The Hunger. It’s no wonder Bram Stoker set his vampire-filled novel ‘Dracula’ here, or that groups of black-clad music fans descend on the place twice a year for the Whitby Goth Weekend.
Whether you visit in the summer for a sunny stroll along the beautiful Blue Flag beach, or in winter to shelter in a quirky pub with some steaming fish and chips, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into this town in England. Not only that, but in Whitby you are perfectly located to explore loads of beautiful nearby coastal towns, villages and beaches. Here are the best things to do in Whitby right now.
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