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.
The ruins of Whitby Abbey are among the most celebrated sights of North Yorkshire. With a maritime, mineral and tourist heritage, it is home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey, where Cædmon, the earliest recognised English poet, lived.
Whitby was a busy fishing port during the Middle Ages and thought to be where Captain Cook learned his seamanship. During the Georgian period, Whitby became a tourist destination. The town developed with the arrival of the railway in 1839 and its popularity has been further enhanced by the close proximity of both the North York Moors national park and the heritage coastline, as well as its association with the horror novel Dracula.