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Travelling to Whitby?

Travelling to Whitby?

Historic Abbeys, some of the finest fish and chips in the country and the place where Bram Stoker is said to have come up with the idea for Dracula – these are just a few of the things that make Whitby arguably one of the best places to visit in the North East of England.

There’s plenty to see and do here, whether you’re a local who was born and bred in the area or one of the many tourists who flock to this pretty seaside town. Visit the bustling harbour, the historic abbey or the scenic lighthouse. History lovers have a plethora of museums to visit too.

Arriva offer plenty of ways to get around Whitby, from long-distance bus routes that travel as far afield as Scarborough and Teesside to the more local bus routes. These travel in and out of the town centre, over the moors to Middlesbrough or simply to Eskdale and Sleights.


Whitby shore during the day with a blue sky

A trip to Whitby wouldn’t be complete without paying the remarkable Whitby Abbey a visit. This crumbling abbey is full of historic interest and offers beautiful views across the shore. According to legend, Bram Stoker gazed across the harbour to this Abbey and was inspired to write Dracula. Pay it a visit and you’ll understand why.

If you’re more into splashing in the sea than exploring historic landmarks, then Whitby Beach is sure to float your boat. With miles of clean sand, charming rock pools and crisp, clean air, this is a great place for a family walk, whatever the weather. Stroll along and work up an appetite because there are some excellent fish and chips shops too.

The cobbled Whitby harbour offers boat trips, tourist shops, traditional old pubs and much more besides. After a day of exploration, this is the perfect place to come for some good old pub grub as you look across the water.