First Time Tourists Guide in Whitby

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Whitby is a seaside town and port in the Scarborough borough of North Yorkshire, England.

Come to 199 Steps, an unusual stairway that will keep your body healthy.

Pannett Park is located in the high slop of the city that allows its visitors to see the city from above.

Have you ever visited a museum which has a creepy collection like a real cut of a hand? You may plan a visit to Whitby Museum to witness it by yourself.

Whitby Glass or Whitby Lucky Ducks will provide you with the most iconic souvenirs that you can bring home for your beloved.

Looking for a place to stay in Whitby with an authentic historical concept is not hard. You should book a room at Bagdale Hall to experience directly.

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SIGHTSEEING

Pannett Park is located in the high slop of the city that allows its visitors to see the city from above. There are themed gardens such as a floral clock, rose gardens, a lily pond, and many more. You can also explore its local museum that exhibits the prehistoric era in the Jurassic Garden. You can also bring your mat for a picnic with your buddies while enjoying breathing in the fresh air.

Pannett Park

Public green space with a local history museum, plus an elegant sunken pond & themed gardens.

Address : Whitby YO21 1RE, United Kingdom

DOWNTOWN

Have you ever visited a museum that has a creepy collection like a real cut of a hand? You may plan a visit to Whitby Museum to get your answer. The main collection of this museum is reptile fossils that were found near the town. But there are also model ships and items which belong to Captain James Cook and the Scoresby.

Whitby Museum

Eclectic local-history museum showcasing everything from fossils & taxidermy to ship models & a jet.

Address : Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE, United Kingdom

SHOPPING

Whitby Glass, also known as Whitby Lucky Ducks, will provide you with the most iconic souvenirs that you can bring home for your beloved. This shop starts its hand-crafting and designing business since 1958 and still maintain their quality. The shop has recruited highly skilled artists and craft-workers.

Whitby Glass

This shop starts its hand-crafting and designing business since 1958 and still maintain their quality by recruit highly skilled artists and craft-workers.

Address : +44 1947 603553

FOOD & DRINK

You have to mark your visit to Whitby by having a bite of Fish and Chips. This type of dish is very common in the United Kingdom especially in cities in the seaside like Whitby. You can easily find this dish in any restaurant in the city which usually also offers other classic British cuisines.

CULTURE

Whitby is a seaside city and well known for its harbor operated many centuries ago. The condition has a big part in the city's culture and economic growth. There is a lot of traders who decide to stay in the city from another city even another region and blending well with the native culture of the city.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Whitby is from June to August when the weather is warm. But the warmest time of the year is in August.

HOTEL

Looking for a place to stay in Whitby with an authentic historical concept is not hard. Bagdale Hall is one of them. The building of the hotel is built in the early 16th century as a hall. But if you prefer to stay in a bed & breakfast hotel with a Victorian-style building, you may book a room at The Belfry Whitby. You will be amazed by the stunning views of St Hilda's Church or the panoramic sea from your window's room.

Bagdale Hall

Authentic historical hotel in Whitby

Address : 1 Bagdale, Whitby YO21 1QL, United Kingdom

The Belfry Whitby

A bed & breakfast hotel with Victorian-style building in Whitby.

Address : 2 Church Square, West Cliff, Whitby YO21 3EG, United Kingdom

RESTAURANT

The seafood dish from The Moon & Sixpence is unbeatable and getting more special because the restaurant is located in the harbor. The clean and simple dining room decor will make you don't want to leave if it is just for having a meal. There is also Silver Street Fisheries that is famous for its traditional fish and chips. The outdoor seating will make you feel like a local. This restaurant is located in a calm yet romantic neighbourhood.

Silver Street Fisheries

This snug counter-serve spot with outdoor seating dispenses classic fish 'n' chips.

Address : Silver Street Fisheries, 22 Silver St, Whitby YO21 3BX, United Kingdom

The Moon & Sixpence

Bright, modern spot overlooking the harbour, with cocktails and a brasserie menu strong on seafood.

Address : Whitby YO21 3PR, United Kingdom

CAFE

Whether it's hot or iced coffee, a cup of caffeine from Costa Coffee is always worth to try. This is one of the best nation's coffee shops. You may grab some sweet snacks and sandwiches to fill your stomach before starting your activities all day long. But if you need some tea time to start your day, you may head to Rusty Shears. Sitting in the garden while having tea along with some snacks will boost your mood up.

Costa Coffee

Counter-service coffee chain offering hot drinks, iced coolers, sweet snacks and sandwiches.

Address : 12-13 Baxtergate, Whitby YO21 1BW, United Kingdom

Rusty Shears

Sitting on the garden while having tea along with some snack will make your mood up.

Address : +44 1947 825111

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Located in a buzzy little street, The Elsinore may be the best place to hang out and enjoy your night in Whitby. The antique ornaments are hanging in the wall which brings a calm yet cozy atmosphere. On the other hand, The Fleece is suitable for you who want to have a me-time while enjoying the river breeze. Inside the bar, red furniture dominates and the outside bar has its charm.

The Elsinore

Live bands, real ales and Goth gatherings in a buzzy little street corner boozer.

Address : 25 Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BB, United Kingdom

The Fleece

Inside the bar, red furniture is dominated and the outside bar has its charm.

Address : Church St, Whitby YO22 4AS, United Kingdom

INTERESTING PLACE

In this city, you can enjoy the show of whales, dolphins, sea birds, and other native wildlife in their habitat. You can get it all by taking a cruise in Whitby Whale Watching. It would be better to make a reservation on their official website in advance to keep a seat. 199 Steps will keep your body healthy by taking every step in the unusual stairway. The higher you climb, the more beautiful scenery will you get. And once you have reached the top, your fatigue will be melted away by the amazing view of the city skyline.

Whitby Whale Watching

Cruises take passengers in search of whales, dolphins, seals, sea birds & other native wildlife.

Address : 14 St Ann's Staith, Whitby YO21 3PW, United Kingdom

199 Steps

A climb up these 199 stone steps offers sweeping views of the harbour & town of Whitby.

Address : F9QQ+H8 Whitby, United Kingdom

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

St Mary’s Church never lost its majestic charm since the 12th century. This church is always worth capturing as a memorable picture. In front of this church, there is a cemetery which is referenced in the famous novel 'Dracula'. Lastly, you must take a snap in the mist iconic bridge in the city, Whitby Swing Bridge. This bridge is on the dividing line between the upper and lower harbor areas. It was firstly built in 1833.

St Mary’s Church

Historic 12th-century church boasting panoramic views & a cemetery referenced in the novel Dracula.

Address : Abbey Plain, Whitby YO22 4JR, United Kingdom

Whitby Swing Bridge

This bridge is on the dividing line between the upper and lower harbour areas and firstly built in 1833.