The historical fishing port of Whitby lies in the mouth of the River Esk and is ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of North Yorkshire with its superb coastline and within close proximity to the spectacular North Yorkshire Moors. Whitby boasts hidden alleys, a picturesque harbour and beautiful, clean, safe sandy beaches. The wonderfully evocative Whitby Abbey stands guard over the town and is the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’. The delightful town itself showcases a large number of independent shops and jewellers, featuring the famous Whitby Jet as well as fossils and quirky and traditional seaside ware. Take a trip on one of the fabulous boat trips as pirates or whale watching or just stand along the harbour, watching the Fishermen return from sea with their catch, then sampling the many delights on offer at any of the exquisite restaurants Whitby has to offer. Experience the romanticism of Whitby by taking a trip on board a traditional steam train and travel the stunning route to Pickering amidst the breathtaking scenery, hopping off at Goathland or Grosmont for a little more exploring. Throughout the year Whitby delights in hosting many fabulous events such as the famous Gothic Festivals, International Bram Stoker Film Festival, Folk Week, Musicport, Pirate weekend, as well as regular music weekends such as rock, soul, jazz and 60s/70s to name a few. Whitby Regatta, the oldest sea regatta on the North East Coast, is a yearly date not to be missed!