There are 250
holiday cottages near Whitby
in North Yorkshire.
Whitby is lovely little maritime town on the North Yorkshire coast. It must be one of the most picturesque ports in England, and contains sandy beaches too. The town is overlooked by the ruins of the Abbey on the cliff. Whitby has an old fashioned fee, with its churches, chapels and 18th Century houses - which were built by the well-off ship owners.
For those of you who don't mind a few steps, a climb up the 199 steps to the parish church of St Mary is worth a visit. Or climb to the top of the West Pier Lighthouse for some truly great sights. For those who don't fancy the climb, relax in the Crescent Gardens, which also have a good view across the coast.
Whitby is still a working fish port, and when the smokehouse is operational, you'll still be able to smell the kippers being smoked. Captain Cook was once an apprentice in Whitby, and celebrated with a bronze statue of the explorer, which looks out to sea. You will also find the Captain Cook Memorial Museum here, which is situated in the house where he lodged during his apprenticeship.
The quayside area of Whitby has attractive houses, and lovely little shops. There is also a large choice of restaurants serving fish, and other traditional English, and continental, food.
The North York Moors National Park is close by too, and this is great place to walking or cycling.
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