Where to stay around Whitby?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,538 holiday lettings near Whitby. From 933 Cottages to 400 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Whitby for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Whitby?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Whitby. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Whitby Harbour: 1,403 holiday lettings
  • Whitby Beach: 1,395 holiday lettings
  • North York Moors National Park: 1,404 holiday lettings
  • Whitby Lighthouse: 1,386 holiday lettings
  • Whitby Abbey: 1,394 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Whitby listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Whitby?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 933 Cottages in Whitby. Our other popular types of Whitby holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 400 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 151 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 24 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I rent beach rentals in Whitby?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 113 beach rentals in Whitby. You have also many other possibilities in Whitby area, including:

  • Waterfront rentals: 36 holiday rentals
  • Downtown rentals: 12 holiday rentals
  • Mountain rentals: 5 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Whitby?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 12 holiday homes with pool available in Whitby. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Enjoy a coastal town with a rich heritage with Whitby holiday cottages

    Whitby is a seaside town and port on the East Coast of England and is part of North Yorkshire. It sits on the River Esk and has a rich heritage of mining, fishing and architecture which is still enjoyed to this day. Whitby has been recognised as a tourist destination since the Georgian period and the arrival of the Great North Yorkshire Railway only went to cement this. Whitby is often best known as the setting for the novel Dracula and as such has become something of a haven to the gothic and literature community.

    HomeAway has a number of holiday cottages in Whitby available to travelling groups of all sizes. Whilst smaller families are welcomed to homely cottages, larger parties are also provided for with chateaus and barns. Whitby is a diverse town and boasts a selection of new and more traditional holiday homes, all brimming with character. Large gardens and patio areas from which to enjoy sea views are common whilst parking is available throughout. Typical facilities include internet access, dishwashers, satellite television and DVD players. Many of the holiday cottages are also pet friendly, meaning many families can truly experience a home away from home.

    Whilst Whitby continues to be a must do experience for those with an interest in heritage and literature, visitors to the UK have a wealth of other popular destinations at their fingertips. Holiday cottages in Sheffield are the ideal base from which to explore Southern Yorkshire and the many galleries and museums which the city is home to. Alternatively, nature and exercise enthusiasts may want to consider a holiday cottage in Bowness and Windemere, where they can discover the beauty of the Lake District.

    Things to do

    Dracula: One of the main reasons for visiting Whitby holiday apartments is to discover the world of Bram Stoker and his nightmare creation. In addition to nightly ghost and Dracula walks which are run by local expert and renowned storyteller Harry Collett, there is the Dracula Experience attraction which is open daily to families and school groups alike.

    Trains: Whitby is home to two train stations: The North Yorkshire Railway, from which a steam train takes passengers through the delightful North Yorkshire Moorlands, and The Esk Valley Railway, which offers a scenic tour on more modern carriages through a number of villages before finishing its run in Middlesbrough.

    The Abbey: Since 657AD, the Whitby Abbey has guarded the coastline from atop the cliffs. It is the oldest and most iconic building in the town and was home to an order of monks until 1540. Since then it has become home to a colony of bats, which only add to the gothic appearance. The Abbey, along with the graveyard and the church, are open throughout the year and host a number of events.

    The Beach and Harbour: Although many people come for the heritage, the beach near to Whitby holiday cottages is also hugely popular. A long, sandy expanse with restricted areas for dogs and a RNLI lifeguard in situ, there is much to do on Whitby Beach. It has been commended by the Quality Coast Association, and the Marine Conservation Society as having excellent water quality and has a Blue Flag Award. Meanwhile, just a short walk away is the famed Whitby Harbour where the local commercial boats still bring in the catch of the day.


    Whitby holiday apartments enjoy a mild climate that can be quite changeable. Whilst the cliffs and higher buildings can experience some strong winds from the sea, the sea level buildings are largely sheltered. The summer months of July and August are the warmest with temperatures rising to 19⁰C whilst winter temperatures might drop as low as 0.2⁰C in January and February. Rain can be heavy at times and in an average month up to ten days rainfall is not uncommon.


    Whitby is extremely accessible. To arrive by car simply follow the A614 from Leeds or the A64 from York. Alternatively, the A171 runs down the coast from Robin Hoods Bay. There are frequent bus services to and from the town whilst the train station has regular arrivals and departures, making it an ideal destination for drivers and non-drivers alike.

    Activities and attractions in and around Whitby

    Do you want to find things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Whitby has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Whitby Pavilion (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
    • Whitby Golf Club (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
    • Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary (15.2 mi / 24.4 km)
    • Scarborough North Cliff Golf Club (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
    • Alpamare (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
    • North Bay Railway (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Whitby

    Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Whitby is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Pannett Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
    • Whitby Beach (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
    • Robin Hood's Bay Beach (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
    • Yorkshire Moors (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
    • North Riding Forest Park (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
    • Dalby Forest Visitor Centre (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)