A seaside town with interesting stories, dramatic coastline, great English heritage, spooky history,and best fish and chips! Whitby brags it all considering how compact the town is!
It was in this town that Count Dracula set foot on English soil in the Bram Stoker’s novel. Now, after all those 112 years since the novel has been released, Whitby and spooky has mingled well, and it has become the town’s identity today. The Dracula Experience and Whitby Gothic Weekend are the most famous things people come to experience. Having such an intriguing identity, it’s difficult to break the cliche and colour the town’s identity differently . But honestly we think Whitby deserves much more attention beyond goth and draculas. It’s a gorgeous seaside town!
Here’s our recommendations and 13 things to do in this fascinating town.
1. Be a beach bum
Seeing such a beautiful coastline, one definitely cannot resist the feeling of taking a dip in the sea. Don’t fancy that? Play beach volley or simply soak under the sun!
3. See the Church of St.Mary
As you climb 199 steps to see the Abbey, you will pass through the church of St.Mary.
4. Go on sea cruise for £2.50
The cruises start from the town harbour and as you see, children under 5 go free!
7. Walk to the lighthouse
9. Frame the colored roofs of Whitby
12. Eat fish & chips or flavoured lollies or homemade ice-creams. You are spoiled with choices!
13. Go Gothic!
Considering that Whitby will be the hands down winner of being the halloween town of UK, its not fair to miss out the fun. Visit the Dracula Experience or go for a ghost tour, or go for one of the famous Whitby Goth Weekend!!
Whitby is located along the coast of East Yorkshire. There’s plenty of boutique and luxury hotels and B & B around the town. It’s an affordable destination to both explore the town, and the North York Moors National Park.
Have you been to Whitby?