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Top-rated cottage rentals in Whitby

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Cottage in North Yorkshire
Dryden Cottage, Whitby Harbour - Beach side
This cottage is all about the view! Beach-side location at the base of the 199 steps - perfect for exploring the beautiful historic town of Whitby. Browse in the eclectic independent shops and sample the finest seafood in the local eateries. Walk up to the abbey, stroll along the piers and collect fossils from the beach, take a ride on the steam train to the neighbouring villages and explore the moors. Please note due to the beach side location of the cottage, there is unfortunately no parking.
$116 per night
Cottage in North Yorkshire
The Cow House, right in the heart of Whitby.
The Cow House is a detached, luxury, romantic holiday cottage right in the heart of Whitby. Suitable for couples. Walking distance to everywhere, no need to drive once you have checked in, situated off the main cobbled street which leads to the 199 steps to the Abbey. FEATURES:  Self contained kitchen/ walk in pantry Dishwasher King size bed Under floor heating: kitchen & bathroom  Cast iron radiators Reading loft Exposed beams throughout  Freestanding claw bath to soak in Smart TV   WIFI
$172 per night
Cottage in North Yorkshire
199 steps, Incredible location, beautiful cottage
The Shoemakers Cottage has undoubtedly one of the best locations in Whitby right at the bottom of the 199 steps tucked in a quiet alley off the cobbled street. A cosy romantic cottage over 3 floors close to the harbour, the abbey and less than 50m away from Tate Beach. BBQ and picnic basket set provided. Romantic victorian freestanding bath in the main bedroom. Arrival is down the busy cobbled church street. Best location. On-street parking scratch card provided in the W zone 5-10min walk.
$115 per night

Stay near Whitby's top sights

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

Other great vacation rentals in Whitby

Rental unit in North Yorkshire
Central apartment in the seaside town of Whitby
$76 per night
Condo in North Yorkshire
Belemnite Cottage -harbourside in heart of Whitby
$99 per night
Loft in Whitby
Incredible views, Central Location, Whitby
$117 per night
Rental unit in Whitby
Host & Stay | The Penthouse, Hudsons Yard House
$89 per night
Condo in North Yorkshire
Whitby Apartment - Spacious, Central & Abbey View
$105 per night
Condo in North Yorkshire
Harbourside Apartment **Views of the Harbour**
$104 per night
Rental unit in Whitby
“The Look Out” Characterful apartment. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
$115 per night
Rental unit in West Cliff
Host & Stay | The Connell
$109 per night
Condo in West Cliff
Marjies Place, couples getaway in heart of Whitby!
$86 per night
Home in Whitby
Railway Mews Luxury Cottage in Whitby
$136 per night
Condo in North Yorkshire
$74 per night
Rental unit in Whitby
Host & Stay | Flat Lemonade
$103 per night

Stays in Whitby

Loft in North Yorkshire
Ammonite Loft-harbour view in the heart of Whitby
$99 per night
Cottage in Whitby
Demeter Cottage
$90 per night
Home in North Yorkshire
Redmayne House - Cheerful 3bed House w/ Free WiFi
$117 per night
Cottage in North Yorkshire
The Chique Scandi Cottage of Central Whitby
$111 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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