Look through the list of the most significant and inspiring attractions of Whitby and the North Yorkshire Moors to make your personal ‘must visit’ list for future adventures

Whitby Town

Whitby is regularly featured as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United Kingdom, attracting visitors from across the globe to the ancient town, alive with quaint taverns, shops, restaurants and art galleries.

Pannett Park Museum and Art Gallery, containing many items relating to the voyages of Captain James Cook and also, some beautiful examples of Whitby jet.

Historic Harbour Town

The historic town and bustling harbour, overlooked by the world famous medieval Whitby Abbey, with its 199 steps, that is forever associated with Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula.


Sandsend is a small fishing village, near to Whitby in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, England. It forms part of the civil parish of Lythe. It is the birthplace of fishing magnate George Pyman.

Sandsend and the neighbouring village of East Row began as separate villages, but were joined when extra cottages were built for workers in the alum industry. Sandsend was also buoyed by tourism from the Whitby, Redcar and Middlesbrough Union Railway, which ran through the village from 1855 to 1958.

Fishing Town

Sandsend boasts fine food, from simple beach shacks through tea rooms to some seriously swanky restaurants, a gallery selling the work of some of the region’s best artists, and one of the coast’s premier hotels, with not just one, but two spas – one for dogs, and another for their owners!

Robin Hoods Bay

Robin Hood’s Bay is a picturesque old fishing village on the Heritage Coast of the North York Moors. The origin of the name is uncertain, and it is doubtful, even if such a real person ever existed, that Robin Hood was ever in the vicinity of the village.

Wandering through its narrow, twisting cobbled streets and alleyways, you can easily imagine the sailors and fishermen, smugglers and press gangs that walked these streets hundreds of years ago. 

Fishing, farming and lifeboats

Today it is a vibrant village, with a wide range of cafes, pubs, restaurants, small shops and places to explore, as well as many stunning coastal and country walks, cycle-paths and bridleways right on the doorstep. 

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Whitby Abbey

The ruins of Whitby Abbey are among the most celebrated sights of North Yorkshire. The first monastery here, founded in about 657, became one of the most important religious centres in the Anglo-Saxon world.

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Captain Cook Monument

A Bronze statue of Captain James Cook, positioned to continuing looking over the Whitby Harbour.

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West Cliff Beach

West Cliff beach is a blue flag beach which is long and sandy, and during the summer offers donkey rides for the children.

The North York Moors is a special place, forged by nature, shaped over generations.

The North York Moors is an upland area in North Yorkshire, England, containing one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the United Kingdom.

The series Heartbeat and the scenes of The Hogsmeade Station in the Harry Potter movies were filmed in Goathland. Dalby Forest is also host to many forms of entertainment throughout the year including outdoor concerts.

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Whitby Cinder Track

The Cinder Track follows the route of the old railway from Scarborough to Whitby. The railway was in use from 1885 to 1965.

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Cleveland Way

The Cleveland Way is a National Trail in ancient Cleveland in northern England. It runs 110 miles (177 km) between Helmsley and the Brigg at Filey, skirting the North York Moors National Park.

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North Yorkshire Moor Hiking

On foot, under your own steam, out on the trail… is there any better way to experience the North York Moors than heading out for a walk?

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