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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.

Weather

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.

Travel

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.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (28 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #8052258
    28
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      Exceptional! 5/5
      (31 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Cottage #1989698
      31
      Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (12 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Apartment #6814463
        12
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (24 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 3
          Cottage #1654691
          24
          Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (32 reviews)
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            • 5 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 8
            House #8160420
            32
            Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (15 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Cottage #6125163
              15
              Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (17 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Cottage #8064168
                17
                Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                  (15 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #6816456
                  15
                  Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (31 reviews)
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    House #8073148
                    31
                    Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (13 reviews)
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 8
                      House #1890520
                      13
                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (20 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Cabin #6801422
                        20
                        Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                          (12 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Apartment #474441
                          12
                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (39 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Cottage #1159360
                            39
                            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (27 reviews)
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Apartment #6480489
                              27
                              Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (18 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Apartment #6550950
                                18
                                Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (47 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  House #8145305
                                  47
                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (40 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Apartment #8151647
                                    40
                                    Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (14 reviews)
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                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 4 BA
                                      • Sleeps 10
                                      Cottage #6498542
                                      14
                                      Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (8 reviews)
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                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        House #6907153
                                        8
                                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (6 reviews)
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          House #8172280
                                          6
                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (5 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 3
                                            Apartment #6865846
                                            5
                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                              (18 reviews)
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Cottage #8140006
                                              18
                                              Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (4 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Apartment #6752980
                                                4
                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  House #8129729
                                                  14
                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (12 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #8165479
                                                    12
                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (19 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      House #8166945
                                                      19
                                                      Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #8097980
                                                        7
                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (13 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Bungalow #6714420
                                                          13
                                                          Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (18 reviews)
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                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 9
                                                            House #8133564
                                                            18
                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (11 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8151859
                                                              11
                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (12 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8144180
                                                                12
                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (19 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 6 BR
                                                                  • 6 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 14
                                                                  House #1996623
                                                                  19
                                                                  Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #6940379
                                                                    2
                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Cottage #8161074
                                                                      6
                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                        (8 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #6476744
                                                                        8
                                                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Multiple rentals Barn #6522874
                                                                          3
                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (4 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #8109917
                                                                            4
                                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 12
                                                                              Cottage #1879858
                                                                              4
                                                                              Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Multiple rentals Barn #6522874
                                                                                3
                                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (6 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  House #6806617
                                                                                  6
                                                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (13 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8151859
                                                                                    13
                                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #8166881
                                                                                      3
                                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (11 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8144180
                                                                                        11
                                                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (4 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 6 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                                          Cottage #8041017
                                                                                          4
                                                                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8141707
                                                                                            26
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (10 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8144180
                                                                                              10
                                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                Cottage #8129709
                                                                                                3
                                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                  (6 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Cottage #8170918
                                                                                                  6
                                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (23 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #8161062
                                                                                                    23
                                                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #1034213
                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A Hidden Gem in The Moors

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      After a long car journey, one could not wish for a more relaxing accommodation with stunning views over the Glaisdale Dale, as we chilled out on our private terrace drinking a well above average complimentary bottle of wine. Mark and Moya have obviously given a lot of thought to ensure comfort and good taste with all those nice touches that make all the difference. Soaking in the free standing bath was a joy after many of our brilliant walks, where you are spoilt for choice. We enjoyed our stay so much, as others will and can't wait to return. Many thanks to you both
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      fantastic place

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Would definitely go again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017