The coastal town of Whitby is nestled nicely into the county of North Yorkshire in England. A Whitby holiday is the ideal choice for those who love the sea, nature and like to delve into a little bit of Britain’s sea-faring history. A Whitby holiday rental house is the perfect base from which to explore the town and its surrounding area without having to compromise on comfort and luxury.
A Whitby holiday is guaranteed to leave you exhausted as although it is a small town, it has a lot of activities on offer! For those who love the outdoors there are a range of activities available such as cycling, walking, swimming and fishing. The spectacular coastal views and traditional cobbled streets also make perfect subjects for those who are keen on painting, drawing or photography. With a background in maritime history, visitors will not want to miss out on a visit to the town’s Captain Cook Memorial Museum. This famous son of Yorkshire spent the years as an apprentice in the town and his old lodgings have now been turned into a museum. The museum contains many original exhibits that celebrate this British sea-faring hero and renowned explorer.
If you can tear yourself away from your Whitby holiday rental house then you will find plenty of great towns, cities and villages to explore during your stay. Indeed, a day trip to the city of York is a must, which is approximately an hour’s journey from Whitby.
Probably one of the biggest attractions in the city of York is York Minster which is an architectural masterpiece. As well as being beautiful on the outside, York Minster is just as beautiful once you step over the threshold. There are ornate stained-glass windows, a beautiful Chapterhouse and a 275 step climb to the top of the tower.
If you love history then you will also enjoy a stroll around the renowned Shambles, a traditional street in the middle of the city. Many of the houses that tower over visitors walking along the cobbles date back to the 14th century. The street boasts being one of the best preserved in Europe and it is very popular with many visitors. Half way down the Shambles, you will encounter a shrine dedicated to Margaret Clitherow, a butcher’s wife who became a martyr of the Roman Catholic religion.
If you are considering reserving a wonderful Whitby holiday rental house then you can expect to enjoy pleasant summers and cool winters. The warmest months of the year to have a Whitby holiday are usually July and August when the temperature reaches 20°C during the daytime. The colder months of December and January still offer daytime temperatures of around 8°C. The annual rainfall amount for the town is 24 inches.
Travellers on a Whitby holiday can arrive at Durham Tees Valley Airport (MME) which is approximately 66 miles away from the town. Amongst the air operators offering regular, cheap flights to the area are Eastern Airways and BMI. Passengers can depart from several UK airports including Liverpool (LPL), Aberdeen (ABZ) and Manchester (MAN).