5 Things To Do On A Day Trip To Whitby

5 Things To Do On A Day Trip To Whitby

Are you planning a day trip to Whitby?

I know most of Spring Cottage’s guests visit Whitby.  If you intend to visit too, I hope this article will help you.

I want you to experience and see as much of Whitby as possible but with a plan.  This means you’re not tearing around the town like a mad thing.

Whitby is divided in two by the River Esk. Your visit starts on the north side of the town.


1. Take a boat trip from the harbour

Captain James Cook lived in Whitby so there’s a strong connection in the town to him.  Where he used to live is now Captain Cook’s museum. You can take a trip on a sailing boat, just like the Endeavour, from Whitby harbour.  Test how strong your sea legs are!  You’ll get amazing views of the town and the coastline. Worth it for that alone.

2. Lunch at Magpies

Sadly the iconic Magpie restaurant is closed for refurbishment following a devasting fire in April. You can still enjoy their Whitby fish and chips but as a take away. You can’t miss the double fronted, white painted building on the harbour front.

3. Count the 99 steps

Burn off the lunch and cross the swing bridge to the other side of the harbour.  Turn left along the cobbled streets, heading for the abbey. You’ll already have spotted this from your boat trip and the harbour. It stands majestically on the hill top and was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula.  I challenge you to count the 99 steps – all of them! I haven’t done this yet as I keep getting distracted and lose count.

4. Play on the beach

Come back down the steps, stay on this side (the south side) of the harbour and visit the beach here. If you want a bigger beach fix then you need to head to the larger beaches. Cross the harbour bridge, turn right and head to the pier. I like this smaller beach in the town.

day trip to Whitby

5. Go crabbing

Cross back across the harbour swing bridge bridge back to Magpies side of the town but turn left to the jetty. You’re likely to see other crab hunters there too. You can buy the kit from one of the local gift shops. I’d recommend you take your bait with you though.

The Whitby crabs rather like small pieces of bacon.

 

I bet you can’t wait to head to Whitby now!

If you’re staying in Spring Cottage near Pickering, the drive across the North York Moors is spectacular in itself and could well be day trip to Whitby activity number 6!

If you want to enquire about availability, please email me [email protected]

Karen

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Saltersgate Inn – North York Moors National Park

Saltersgate Inn – North York Moors National Park

As you drive from Spring Cottage, through Pickering, across the North York Moors, past the Hole of Horcum you pass this derelict pub.

It's location is stunning and we'd heard rumours of funny goings-on.

Here is, in spooky Whitby tales – The legend of the Saltersgate Inn – Part 1:
http://www.thewhitbyguide.co.uk/the-legend-of-the-saltersgate-inn-part-1/

Dare you drive past it?

Karen of luxuryspringcottageyorkshire.co.uk

 

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UKs Top Tourist Destinations – Whitby

UKs Top Tourist Destinations – Whitby

Whitby has been named as the UK's 5th tourist hotspot.

It must the abbey or the beaches or the friendly locals or the harbour or the amazing fish and chips or the cobbled streets?
Or it could be for all these reasons!

Check out the rest of the top 10 here: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/revealed-the-uk-s-top-tourist-destinations-1-7879745

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North Yorkshire Days Out – Whitby Harbour and Whitby Abbey

North Yorkshire Days Out – Whitby Harbour and Whitby Abbey

What a stunning entrance to a harbour this is!

Whitby on North Yorkshire's coast is a lot more than a place to go for fish and chips (although I recommend this too). Park on the cliff top, walk along the beach into the town, cross the harbour bridge and wander around the cobbled streets leading up the abbey, full of independent shops. Climb the 99 steps to Whitby Abbey and admire the view from the top.

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New Place to Eat and Drink In Whitby

New Place to Eat and Drink In Whitby

Just discovered the new Abbey Wharf pub/restaurant.

So stylishly refitted from an old pub that used to occupy this spot. And what a spot it is, with a massive glass frontage overlooking the harbour, on the abbey side (south side) of the town.

We only stopped for drinks on this occasion but it was full of half term families enjoying fish and chips. There's a fish and chips takeaway part too.

Loved it and we will be back!

 

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