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Loft in Whitby
Incredible views, Central Location, Whitby
The Crows Nest has undoubtedly one of the best views of Whitby from every window, and right in the centre of the town. A cosy loft apartment overlooking the harbour, the abbey and out to sea. Close to some amazing fish and chip shops, tearooms and everything central. A short walk to the beach.There is free on street parking with scratch cards that we provide in the W zones which are within a 5min walk from the flat. There is a pub directly opposite which at weekends you may experience some noise
$128 per night
Condo in West Cliff
Marjies Place, couples getaway in heart of Whitby!
Marjies Place is a recently renovated 2nd floor apartment in the heart of Whitby. Just a 2 minute stroll will take you to the West Cliff with it's attractions & amazing views out to sea. The flat is also within walking distance of the town and the historic, cobbled Church St. The flat is equipped with everything you could need during your stay including kitchen equipment, Netflix, Wifi, bed linen and towels. Enjoy a welcome drink of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk and biscuits on arrival.
$111 per night
Condo in North Yorkshire
Whitby Apartment - Spacious, Central & Abbey View
This beautifully presented, spacious and quiet 1 bed apartment, sleeping up to 2 guests (plus an infant), makes the perfect base for your holiday on the coast. With views across to Whitby Abbey, you will never tire of looking out of the window and the sunrises can be spectacular! Situated only a 5 minute walk from the cliff top & town centre, you are right on the edge of all of the hustle and bustle that Whitby has to offer, with multiple bars and restaurants less than 10 minutes walk away.
$101 per night

Stay near Whitby's top sights

Photo of 199 Steps
199 Steps13 locals recommend
Photo of The Angel Hotel
The Angel Hotel6 locals recommend
Photo of Trenchers
Trenchers28 locals recommend
Photo of Magpie Café
Magpie Café53 locals recommend
Photo of Abbey Wharf
Abbey Wharf32 locals recommend
Photo of Whalebone Arch
Whalebone Arch15 locals recommend

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Host & Stay | The Funky Robin
$90 per night
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Dryden Cottage, Whitby Harbour - Beach side
$125 per night
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The Cow House, right in the heart of Whitby.
$182 per night
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$111 per night
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Beautiful Sea Views. Whitby location, near beach
$173 per night
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Host & Stay | Flat Lemonade
$112 per night
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199 steps, Incredible location, beautiful cottage
$125 per night
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Host & Stay | Modern Industrial @ Golden Lion Apar
$92 per night
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“The Look Out” Characterful apartment. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
$139 per night
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The Chapter House
$149 per night
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No.3, Bijou Romantic Retreat, Whitby centre
$155 per night
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Host & Stay | The Birds Nest
$98 per night

Stays in Whitby

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Host & Stay | Penthouse Pier View
$215 per night
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Host & Stay | Sandpiper Apartment
$96 per night
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Host & Stay | The Loft @ Skinner St
$89 per night
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Host & Stay | Cosy Coastal @ Golden Lion Apartment
$117 per night

Your guide to Whitby

All About Whitby

Whitby is a seaside town in North Yorkshire, England, with a stunning coastline, a picturesque port, and historic ruins set atop a high cliff above the town. Its sprawling beach has soft sands perfect for castle-building, and a row of amusement arcades are just nearby.

Whitby Abbey is considered one of Britain’s most spectacular ruins, and you can walk amid the Gothic stonework while enjoying views over the coast. The abbey was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” which has spawned a goth festival that attracts fans from far and wide.

The coastline here has been dubbed Yorkshire’s “Dinosaur Coast,” and near the cliff face you can often find interesting fossils or chunks of Whitby jet, a distinctive black gemstone made from fossilized wood. The cobbled streets in Whitby are dotted with jewelry stores that sell pieces made from the jet. You’ll also find gift and antique stores, traditional pubs and teahouses, and a host of fish and chip shops. Most of the fish in the fryers comes from local fishing boats, which is why Whitby is known for having some of the best fish and chips in the country.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Whitby?

Spring and early fall are the most pleasant times to visit Whitby, when mild days make the prospect of spending time outdoors most appealing. It’s also when Whitby’s biggest events take place. In May, the Whitby Fish and Ships Festival celebrates the town’s love of fish and chips along with its long seafaring history. In late October, the goth music festival takes over the city with concerts and fashion parades.

June through August are the warmest months along the Yorkshire Coast, when you can expect sunny days for enjoying a walk along the water. The weather can be changeable in this part of the country, though, so it’s always a good idea to pack a jacket with your sun protection. In winter, you can expect cold temperatures, rain, and even a chance of snow, so make sure you arrive prepared.

What are the top things to do in Whitby?

199 Steps to St. Mary's Church

Climb the famous 199 steps that lead up to St. Mary's Churchyard. Originally built in 1340 from wood, the steps were replaced in 1774 with local stone. As you ascend, look out over Whitby for amazing views of the town and the coastline. Tradition says that you must count the steps as you go. When you reach the churchyard, walk through the eerie 18th-century cemetery and keep a lookout for pirates’ tombstones.

Whitby Abbey

Once you’ve toured the churchyard, take the short walk over to the remains of the gothic abbey. You can wander freely through the crumbling structure and get a sense for what the building would have looked like in the 13th century. The views from here are breathtaking, and you’ll gain interesting glimpses through the abbey’s windows. The site plays host to many events throughout the year, including an illuminated abbey spectacle that happens around Halloween.

Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay walk

Enjoy breathtaking views all along this popular seven-mile walk. First, you’ll head up the 199 steps. Then the walk hugs the cliff tops, taking you past two lighthouses before reaching the pretty village of Robin Hood’s Bay. Most famous for being part of the smuggling trade, the village’s pubs, cafes, and gift shops are enjoyable to explore. If you don’t fancy walking back, there’s a bus to Whitby, which takes 20 minutes.

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