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The following companies have been sorted according to the number of Whitby cottages they offer. All are situated either in the town or in the surrounding countryside. These number are however subject to change, so visit the sites for the most up-to-date information.
Cottages 4 You
- Over 70 Whitby holiday cottages
, situated both in the town and the surrounding Whitby countryside. Each self catering cottage is inspected with all attaining 3 stars or above for their standards and quality of amenities. Booking prices are between £300 and £900.
- About 40 cottages in Whitby
(36 at the time of writing) from Skyes Cottages. They all lie within 5 miles of Whitby, either in the town or the nearby Robin Hood's Bay. 20% reductions are offered for selected cottage properties with normal bookings starting at around £180.
- Another 40 Whitby cottage properties available from Hoseasons. All are well-appointed, situated within Whitby town and range from fisherman's cottages to terraced town houses. Their weekly price range is £255 to £3000+. See the site for more details.
- 20 Whitby self catering properties offered by Holiday Rentals which include a 17th century holiday cottage, a 2 bedroom holiday home with harbour views and a spacious Georgian house. Booking rates begin at £320.
Whitby is a fishing port and seaside resort located in North Yorkshire. Set at the mouth of the River Esk, it is one of the most historically significant towns in the region. We've provided a collection of Whitby cottages below that can be rented or alternatively visit the link which provides a wider choice of self catering accommodation.
Set on headland overlooking the town are the jagged sandstone ruins of Whitby Abbey
. The ground on which they stand was originally the site of the first abbey which was founded in AD 657. This was destroyed by the marauding Danes, eventually to be rebuilt by the Normans whose work also passed into history - the present ruins actually belong to the 13th century construction
The Norman tower of St Mary's Church
dominates the Whitby
skyline and looks down over the red roofs and steep alleys of Old Whitby. A variety of craft shops populate the narrow, cobbled streets selling local crafts, antiques and maritime memorabilia. Fisherman can still be seen tending their nets - it is still an important trade in Whitby.
A number of local museums celebrate the town's proud history; the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and Whitby Museum
are the best examples. For more information regarding cottages to rent in Whitby see the properties below. More detailed information about Whitby's visitor attractions, activities and places of interest follows.
Whitby visitor attractions
This section provides more information to visitors about local Whitby attractions, outdoor activities and cultural sites of interest. There's also details of local supermarkets and shops should holiday-makers need to stock up during their self catering break.
Boating excursions are offered by Cooks Endeavour Cruise Trips
, which take visitors around the surrounding coastline on an authentic replica of the Endeavour. Bookings can be made online or through their hotline: 07813 781034. Mountain biking is also a popular pastime and guided tours can be arranged through Chasing Trails
- prices are between £40 and £165. For a more tranquil tour of the impressive countryside, see Farsyde Riding Centre, which offers horse riding and pony trekking.
Food and drink
The Black Horse
on Church Street serves cask ales, local ciders and tapas cuisine. The Granby on Skinner Street is also worth visiting for traditional, wholesome pub food and real ale. For good dining see the Crossbuts Restaurant
, located on Guisborough Road.
It has four dining areas that feature stone-flagged floors and beamed ceilings. Alternatively, try the award-winning Quayside Restaurant
, which serves excellent fish and chip meals - it is open from Monday to Sunday and also includes a takeaway service.
History and Culture
Whitby Abbey, which overlooks the town, includes an interactive visitor centre which can be accessed by 199 steps from the old town.
The Captain Cook Memorial
, which celebrates Whitby's famous son, exhibits a number of artifacts including letters and paintings - opening times are 11am - 3pm and admission is between £2.50 and £4.00. Whitby Museum in Pannett Park, also houses a number of interesting exhibits including jewellery, medals and period costumes.
Supermarkets and shops
Whitby has a Somerfield Store on Flowergate Road and a Co-Op on church street. There's also a Boots Chemist and Moss Pharmacy.