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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (28 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 5 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 8
    House #8160420
    28
    Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
      (14 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 5 BR
      • 4 BA
      • Sleeps 10
      Cottage #6498542
      14
      Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (20 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 3
        Cottage #1654691
        20
        Viewed 78 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (5 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 5 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          House #6907153
          5
          Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.7/5
            (15 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Cottage #8064168
            15
            Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (11 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Apartment #6814463
              11
              Viewed 80 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (18 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Cabin #6801422
                18
                Viewed 79 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (37 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #8151647
                  37
                  Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (17 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 5 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 9
                    House #8133564
                    17
                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (13 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 8
                      House #1890520
                      13
                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                        (46 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        House #8145305
                        46
                        Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (15 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Apartment #6550950
                          15
                          Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (12 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 4 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            House #8129729
                            12
                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                              (9 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 1 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #6816456
                              9
                              Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (8 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #6125163
                                8
                                Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (14 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 6 BR
                                  • 6 BA
                                  • Sleeps 14
                                  House #1996623
                                  14
                                  Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                    (11 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Apartment #474441
                                    11
                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 3
                                      Apartment #6865846
                                      3
                                      Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (5 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        House #8172280
                                        5
                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (24 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Apartment #6480489
                                          24
                                          Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (4 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            House #6806617
                                            4
                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (3 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #6752980
                                              3
                                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (18 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #8166945
                                                18
                                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                  (11 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Bungalow #6714420
                                                  11
                                                  Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                    Cottage #8129709
                                                    3
                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Multiple rentals Barn #6522874
                                                      3
                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                        House #6722308
                                                        Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #6940379
                                                          1
                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (4 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #8109917
                                                            4
                                                            Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Multiple rentals Barn #6522874
                                                              1
                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (4 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #8097980
                                                                4
                                                                Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (7 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #8165479
                                                                  7
                                                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                    (17 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Cottage #8140006
                                                                    17
                                                                    Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (9 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8144180
                                                                      9
                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (15 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 5 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        House #8108569
                                                                        15
                                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (12 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 6 BR
                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                                          House #8140400
                                                                          12
                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                            (7 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #6476744
                                                                            7
                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 5 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              House #6814187
                                                                              2
                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Multiple rentals Barn #6522874
                                                                                2
                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                  Apartment #8143211
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cottage #6129981
                                                                                    1
                                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 9 BR
                                                                                      • 5 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 18
                                                                                      Cottage #1964638
                                                                                      Viewed 9 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 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (16 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Hotel #8174198
                                                                                          16
                                                                                          Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (9 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8144180
                                                                                            9
                                                                                            Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Apartment #6823541
                                                                                              Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                Cottage #1963767
                                                                                                1
                                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Cottage #1960556
                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #6999055
                                                                                                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (10 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8144180
                                                                                                      10
                                                                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Weekend Break, Johnson and Seed

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely comfortable stylish house, located minutes from central shopping area restaurants and harbour. We were unaware it was goth weekend but that only added to the general interest. The weather was kind to us and we had some lovely walks, perhaps the most scenic being from Whitby to Robin Hoods Bay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely property in pretty setting

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Recommend this property very spacious and comfortable close to Sandsend and Whitby
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017