Whitby is dominated by the cliff-top ruins of St Hilda’s Abbey on the East Cliff. Beside it stands one of the finest examples of anglo saxon churches, St Mary’s, whose graveyard inspired Bram Stroker to write Dracula.
199steps lead down from the Church and Abbey to the old town, crammed with an array of unique shops, offering local crafts and famous Whitby jet.
Whitby is a quaint maritime town, with its old cobbled streets, picturesque harbour and sandy blue flag beach.There are many attractions in Whitby, such as Captain Cooks Memorial Museum, Victorian Jet Works, The Dracula Experience and Whitby Museum and Art Gallery, situated in the beautiful Pannet Park.
Thereare many café’s, olde worlde tea rooms and restaurants, including award winning seafood restaurants, to tempt your taste buds.
TheEsk Valley Railway train offers stunning views along its 36 mile run between Whitby and Middlesbrough, following the river Esk, through the North York Moors National Park, calling at Grosmount, where you can catch the North Yorkshire Moors Railway steam train for Goathland, famous for the TV series ‘Heartbeat’.
Here at The Leeway we have named our bedrooms around beautiful Landmarks and Famous People associated with Whitby. We have devised a circular walk 'Room to Room around Whitby' and we lead you from our house, all the way to the Abbey and back to the West Cliff, pointing out places of interest along the way.
15th Keep it Cash (Johnny Cash Tribute Band at Whitby Pavillion)
29th Good Friday
31st Easter Sunday
1st Easter Monday
14 - 28 Whitby Spring Sea Fishing festival
22 - 28 Whitby Goth Weekend
3 - 6 May Day Weekend
10 - 12 Line Dancing Weekend
17 - 19 Gospel Music Convention
24 - 27 Spring Bank Holiday Weekend
7 - 9 60's Music Festival
5- 7 Northern Soul Weekend
10- 12 Whitby Regatta
17 -24 Whitby Folk Week
23- 26 August Bank Holiday Weekend
27 - 29 Whitby 60's Spectacular
11 - 13 Railway at War NYMR
24 - 27 Bram Stoker Film Festival
31 WGW - Whitby Goth Weekend
1 - 3 WGW - Whitby Goth Weekend
6 - 8 Robin Hood's Bay Victorian Weekend - tbc