Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK

Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK

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Something's fishy in historic seaside Whitby

An important fishing port since the Middle Ages, Whitby is a delightful mix of old and new. Located along the North Sea, at the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby is a lively seaside town known for its sandy beaches, charming residential neighborhoods, and the ruins of the Gothic Whitby Abbey. A popular summer destination, visitors descend on the town's ample shoreline as soon as the weather warms up, and the North York Moors National Park is also nearby. With a Whitby vacation rental, you'll be close to local landmarks like the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, the Whalebone Arch, and the RNLI Whitby Museum.

There will always be something moor in Whitby

A short drive from the hustle and bustle of the town center, Whitby's got more than enough open space to please nature lovers of all types. The sandy West Cliff Beach offers plenty of room for sunbathing and swimming, as well as a number of brightly painted beach huts. At the North York Moors National Park, you'll find more than 350,000 acres of rolling countryside, including walking paths, along with trails for biking and horseback riding. The park is home to grazing cattle and sheep, as well as several species of birds.

Count Dracula is alive and well in Whitby

Thanks to its prominence in Bram Stoker's novel, "Dracula," Whitby is a popular destination for vampire aficionados. The Dracula Experience offers harrowing guided tours of the town's spookiest sites, complete with actors and special effects. At the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, you can learn about the famous explorer through artifacts and memorabilia within a historic 17th-century building. Or you can discover the town's colorful past at the Whitby Museum. Here, you'll find exhibits covering local history, including Whitby's years as a hub for both the mining and whaling industries.

Whitby's weather—take a walk on the mild side

Whitby has a mild climate year round, with cool summers, mild winters, and plenty of rainfall throughout the year. Summer highs average 66 degrees in July and August, while average highs during the winter months hover around 45 degrees between December and February. A popular summer destination, the warmer months from May through September tend to be the busiest ones in Whitby. You'll find that the colder, slower months in the fall, winter, and spring are your best bet for finding lower rates on Whitby vacation rentals.

Wonderful Whitby's winning waterfront wilderness

Whitby lies along the coast of the North Sea, straddling both sides of the River Esk. The town itself is relatively urban, with cobbled streets and low stone buildings dating back hundreds of years. Around your Whitby vacation rental, you'll find plenty of broad, sandy beaches and rocky coastline along the North Sea, as well as steep waterfront cliffs that offer panoramic ocean views. The nearby North York Moors National Park boasts 554 square miles of rolling countryside, where you can find walking and biking trails, as well as local wildlife like sheep, cows, and songbirds.