Whitby Holiday Park
Ideally situated on the cliff top overlooking Saltwick Bay, Whitby Holiday Park is perfectly located for exploring the nearby North Yorkshire National Park and stunning local beaches.
The park is only minutes away for the quaint and historical harbour town of Whitby, with the world famous Whitby Abbey being right on your doorstep.
In addition to the modern, high quality holiday homes available for hire, we also have luxurious and contemporary holiday homes available for you to buy.
If you prefer to tour with your own caravan or motor home, our park offers fully serviced touring pitches with 16 amp-ups and access to all on site facilities.
Whitby AbbeyE Abbey Terrace, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22, United Kingdom | 01947 603 568Set on a headland high over the popular seaside town, Whitby Abbey is the perfect choice for a great value day trip in Yorkshire. It's easy to see how Bram Stoker was inspired by its gothic splendour when writing Dracula. This is one of the most atmospheric visitor attractions on the Yorkshire coast.
Discover the long history of the Abbey and the daily life of the monks who once lived here in the unique interactive visitor centre with its dramatic digital reconstructions. Or listen to the audio tour as you wander around the ancient ruins and enjoy the stunning views.
For mystery and imagination, Whitby Abbey is one of the best family days out in Yorkshire.
Whitby Abbey, the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, naturally has its fair share of reported ghosts.
The abbey’s founder, St. Hild, is said to be sometimes seen in the upper windows of the gothic ruins.
There are also amazing stories of a mysterious horse-driven stagecoach being driven over the cliffs at Whitby Abbey.
On 6 January, the old Christmas Day, a phantom choir can sometimes be heard.
However, one of mysteries which visitors can see most days will be the lack of seagulls flying around the haunting ruins.
Legend says that St Hild cast them all out and forbade them from flying over the abbey, and those that strayed over the abbey grounds are said to dip their wings in homage – could that still hold true today?
The Church Stairs or the 199 Steps were originally made from wood, the earliest reference of there construction dates to around 1400. The steps we see today are around 200 years old and they were completely renovated in 2005/06. As you climb the stairs, you notice various landings where seating is available. These landings were originally designed to assist the coffin bearers on there long journey to reach the cliff top graveyard. In the past people have preferred to be carried up the steps rather than being taken via the ‘hearse road' Green Lane.
A View From The 199 StepsIn Bram Stokers novel Dracula after the shipwreck of the Demeter, Count Dracula climbs the 199 steps in the shape of a dog and takes refuge in a grave. Historical events recall a ship called the Demeter crashing on the rocks a few years before Stoker visited Whitby.
When Cholera broke out during the 19th century, the dead were transported over the river to Tate Hill Pier. At night they were carried up to the top of the 199 steps. During the hours of darkness, it is thought that the men carrying the diseased bodies, smoked clay pipes to ward off the infection.
Visitors today come from a far to climb the famous steps and even count them on the way up. Some even debate as to whether there are in fact 199 or only 198 steps. If you do decide to count the steps you will probably miss some great views accross the harbour.
Falling Foss Tea Garden is a small but enchanting tea garden set in the grounds of Midge Hall, a tiny cottage which nestles at the top of the magnificent Falling Foss Waterfall in the heart of Sneaton forest.
Captain Cook Memorial MuseumGrape Lane, Whitby, North Riding of Yorkshire YO22, United Kingdom | 01947 601 900The Captain Cook Memorial museum is a historic 17th century building situated on the harbour side - Walkers House. The young James Cook lived here whilst serving his seaman's apprenticeship. The museum itself is the only remaining building, which has connections with Cook. The handsome 17th century house belonged to Cook's master, the Quaker shipowner, John Walker. It was in the attic at this house, where the young James Cook lodged when he was not at sea serving the London coal trade up and down the coast.
The museum's rich collections cellebrate Cook's astonishing achievements and the work of those who sailed with him - the sailors, scientists and artists alike. The collections includes period rooms, 1752 models, manuscripts and maps, artefacts from voyages and many original oil paintings, drawings and prints. Every year the museum stages a special exhibition in the attic.
Royal National Lifeboat InstitutionWhitby Museum/Pier Rd, Whitby YO21, United Kingdom | 01947 602 001The RNLI Whitby Museum
Image of old Whitby lifeboat
Pier Road, Whitby
Built in 1895, the double boathouse was used by the RNLI until 1957 when it was re-established as a museum. The museum has grown to contain an abundance of lifeboat material including models, paintings, medals, photographs, lifeboat kit and items from famous rescues. Personal tales of individual RNLI crew and survivors are told through individual accounts from the archives and touching mementos from the wrecked and the rescued.
The display features the historic Robert and Ellen Robson - a pulling and sailing, self righting lifeboat built in 1919. The museum also includes information on famous Coxswains Henry Freeman and Tom Langlands.
Admission is free but donations welcome.
Group and school visits welcome by appointment.
For more information about visits to schools and teaching resources available visit Shorething website
At the end of Pier Road - Public car parking available in the town.
Daily 11am-4pm (subject to weather)
Weekends only 11am-4pm (subject to weather)
The Dracula Experience9 Marine Parade, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21, United Kingdom | 01947 601 923The Dracula Experience is a unique tour through the Dracula story and the connection to Whitby. Using animated scenes, electronic special effects and live actors.
In 1885 the Russian Schooner The Demeter was hit by a wild storm and ran aground in Whitby harbor on Tate Hill Sands. Mysteriously all the crew were dead including the captain who was lashed to the helm. The instant the Demeter ran aground a huge black dog was seen to leap ashore and run up the 199 steps towards Whitby abbey. The dog was known to be one of the many forms into which a vampire could transform itself. Bram Stokers Count Dracula had arrived in England...
The Museum, our library and archives are run by our parent organisation. This is The Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society. The Society was founded in 1823 by a group of leading Whitby citizens led by the Rev. George Young, the author of the classic nineteenth century History of Whitby (1819) and minister at the Presbyterian Church. The chief object of the Society was to setup and maintain a museum, specialising in fossils, since Whitby is a chief town of a district abounding with petrifications and containing not a few Antiquities. Ever since Whitby Museum has been run for the people of Whitby by the people of Whitby.
The Museum opened in 2 rooms over a shop in Baxtergate, moving within four years to the top floor of the waterfront building now known as Fusco's Quayside Fish Restaurant. On the ground floor were the public baths with a subscription library on the first floor. This strategic site on the fashionable promenade of the Victorian resort brought in many famous visitors : Lewis Carroll, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Wilkie Collins.
Sea Spray Charter FishingChurch Street Pontoon, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22, United Kingdom | 01947 820 255WELCOME TO SEA SPRAY WHITBY
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Photography in Victorian times was not an easy craft to master and people were often content to produce an acceptable image which was sharp and well exposed - but there were a handful of photographers who wanted to lift their pictures into the heady realms of 'Art'.
Frank Meadow Sutcliffe was one of these artists!
He became World famous as one of the greatest exponents of pictorial photography, winning over 60 gold, silver and bronze medals from exhibitions in Tokyo, Vienna, France and the U.S.A. as well as Great Britain.
He was made an honorary member of The Royal Photographic Society in 1935, the highest award attainable.
Doodlepots5B Skinner Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21, United Kingdom | 01947 825 824Whatever your age you'll find there's something for everyone from novelty items to useful mugs, plates, bowls, vases etc...
Come and relax in our pleasant surroundings and have fun painting your own pot. No experience necessary - our friendly staff are here to help and assist you.
Hot and cold drinks and a selection of cakes are available.
- total distance: 69 miles (111 km)
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