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Know before you go
Don't stress over location when it comes to your hotel options. No matter where you stay in Whitby, most major sights are within a 15-minute walk. The town center has tons of hotels, inns, and B&Bs, with pubs, cafes, restaurants, and shops outside your door. If you're here during the summer, hotels near Whitby Beach are great for surfers and sea lovers. Sandsend, northwest of Whitby, is an even quieter village that also has direct beach access. The region is home to countless small towns, and if you're after that quintessential Yorkshire experience, it's worth a night or two in Sleights, one of the Esk Valley's most beloved villages.
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Whitby is a little sleepy this time of year, with most of the major attractions opening up just on weekends. Don’t expect the same buzzing pub and restaurant scene, although a few spots do keep their normal hours to welcome you in from the cold.

Moody skies make Whitby Abbey even more eerily beautiful. This is the spot that inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula while he was a Whitby resident, and coastal mists certainly cast a spell.

Warm up by the fireplace at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum. The famous British seaman got his start working on steamships in Whitby’s port before going on to navigate the world’s seas.

Take a quick road trip to nearby Scarborough, which is a bit more lively in the wintertime. That’s especially true around Christmas, when the town hosts holiday markets and quirky Boxing Day traditions.

Mar - May
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After a long, dark, wet winter, Whitby is in full bloom by April. Crowds stay blissfully thin, so if you dream of a charming atmosphere but prefer a little less hustle, spring is the time to come.

With the rough seas of winter calming down a bit, spring is a great time to head to Whitby’s surf schools, especially if you’re a surfing newbie looking to level up your skills.

Flocks of returning shorebirds make spring the best time to visit North York Moors National Park, which surrounds Whitby almost entirely. Another highlight from this time of year? The wild daffodils that carpet the meadows throughout the park.

The North York Moors Steam Railway is a great way to time travel through Whitby’s history. This 24-mile route winds its way between the village and rolling hills of Yorkshire, and it’s a great way to tour the area when the weather is clear but still chilly.

Jun - Aug
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Whitby shines brightest in the summertime, but you won’t be the only one drawn to its megawatt sunshine, charming streets, and beaches galore. Warmer temperatures bring out the crowds, even if there’s rain—as there often is—on the horizon.

Summer festival season is in full swing in Whitby, with new events getting added to the calendar almost every year. But one mainstay is the long-running Whitby Regatta, with boat races, carnival rides, and fireworks.

Donkey rides, bumper boats, and fish-and-chips vendors are summertime draws at Whitby Beach. And if you’re blessed with a clear-weather forecast, set an early alarm—this is an amazing spot to watch the sunrise.

Looking to shake off some of the summertime crowds? Get behind the wheel for a tour of the villages scattered around the Esk Valley—including Danby and Castleton—where you can pull over at pubs, bakeries, and tea rooms.

Sep - Nov
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As the days shorten and the temperatures drop, the crowds start to depart Whitby—even though the town remains fully open until the end of November. Those that arrive during this shoulder season will find the woodlands that wrap around this area make for prime leaf-peeping.

Two biannual Whitby Goth Weekends take over the town every year. (One in this season over Halloween weekend, the other in April.) Throw on your best all-black attire and hop between performances from some of Europe’s best goth bands.

This is the perfect time of year to tour the ruins of Whitby Abbey and discover if there’s any truth to the local legend that a woman in white wanders the grounds.

One of Yorkshire’s greatest leaf-peeping trails is just a 15-minute drive away. The woodlands and waterfalls along the circular May Beck and Falling Foss Walk are at their best this time of year.

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Where to stay

  • Whitby
    When it comes to convenience, it’s hard to top a stay in the centre of Whitby. Everything—including the beach—is within walking distance. It’s also the place to be if you want a little buzz with your beach holiday. The summer pub scene is lively, as are the Whitby Goth Weekends, and you’ll find inns, budget hotels, and holiday cottages in spades.
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  • Sandsend
    If you’re after a beachy escape but prefer a quieter village vibe, consider staying in Sandsend. It’s only 10 minutes by car to central Whitby, and it practically screams “Yorkshire.” You’ll have your pick of inns and guest houses, but the tradeoff is fewer places to eat or drink.
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  • Sleights
    Sleights is one of those Esk Valley communities that has been enchanting travellers for centuries. Whitby is a 10-minute drive away, and you’ll find loads of inns and B&Bs nearby. Riverside cafes and a stop on the North York Moors Historical Railway make this an even better place to bunk.
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  • Goathland
    Deep within North York Moors National Park, the village of Goathland is a great overnight stop when touring the region. Less than 20 minutes from Whitby, Goathland might look familiar to Harry Potter fans. Its train depot doubles as Hogsmeade Station in the films.
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Hotels near the sights

  • Whitby Abbey
    There are numerous sweet little inns on the east side of the River Esk, where you’ll find Whitby Abbey, Captain Cook Memorial Museum, and the Church of St. Mary. If you’re staying east of the Abbey, clifftop views out to the North Sea will be a glimpse away.
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  • Whitby Beach
    Whitby’s broad beach is a magnet in summer months, and there are too many lodgings to count within an easy walk of the shore. For the best sea views, head to the hotels atop the cliffs west of town. A hotel near the beach’s eastern end puts the bustling town centre less than five minutes away by foot.
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  • Whitby Museum
    One of the town’s big draws, the Whitby Museum sits just west of the centre. It’s close to Whitby Station for connections across the U.K., as well as the North York Moors Historical Railway. Hotels and inns in this part of town are literally surrounded by pubs, restaurants, tour outfitters, and shops in every direction.
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  • Whitby Harbour
    Busy with small, independent shops and restaurants, Whitby Harbour maintains its maritime heritage while serving as a hub, buzzing with energy, for travellers. Perfect for a stroll, or for a bite to eat. Don’t miss the fish and chip shops.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whitby hotels

La Rosa Hotel, Saxonville Hotel, and The Wheeldale are some of the most popular hotels for travellers looking to stay near Whitby Abbey. See the full list: Hotels near Whitby Abbey.

Popular hotels close to Whitby Harbour include La Rosa Hotel, Bagdale Hall Hotel, and The Shepherd's Purse. See the full list: Hotels near Whitby Harbour.

Popular hotels close to Durham Tees Valley Airport include Travelodge Darlington Hotel, Premier Inn Darlington East (Morton Park) hotel, and Premier Inn Stockton-On-Tees (Preston Farm) hotel. See the full list: Hotels near Durham Tees Valley Airport.

A few of the most popular hotels near Whitby Beach are La Rosa Hotel, Bagdale Hall Hotel, and The Shepherd's Purse. See the full list: Hotels near Whitby Beach.

Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in Whitby are La Rosa Hotel, Raithwaite Sandsend, and The Pier Inn Whitby. See the full list: Pet Friendly Hotels in Whitby.

Popular cheap hotels in Whitby include Bagdale Hall Hotel, Saxonville Hotel, and The Shepherd's Purse. See the full list: Cheap Hotels in Whitby.

Saxonville Hotel, Raithwaite Sandsend, and The Pier Inn Whitby all received great reviews from families travelling in Whitby. See the full list: Family Hotels Whitby.

Sneaton Castle, La Rosa Hotel, and Bagdale Hall Hotel received great reviews from travellers looking for a romantic hotel in Whitby. See the full list: Romantic Hotels in Whitby.