Hello, and thank you for your time.
We will be traveling to England in summer, do not have our dates set yet - either June or August. My husband was born in RHB, family in Sheffield - this will be our first trip back as a family in 6 years. Family = me, hub, daughter 8 and son 6.
We are spending time in London, with family in Sheffield and 3-4 days in the Whitby, RHB area. I've scoured TA and various other sites for lodging info, but am pretty confused on what is good for a family of 4. It seems the reviews are full of a lot of 'one hit wonders' which makes me wonder about them.
We are looking for comfortable, clean, as near to the sea as possible - probably prefer an apartment, but hotel room is fine. B&B is fine as well, but I worry about disturbing others as our kids are on the younger side.
We are primarily interested in beach combing, looking for fossils and shells ( i'm a HUGE sheller ), and showing our kids the Abby, and nearby castle in Scarbourgh. I think there is a maritime museum close also? I don't care about any tourist trap stuff - mostly seeking history and outdoor things. If anyone would care to comment on what month is better, I'd be interested also - I've been to England more times than I can count, but it has been 6 years since my last trip, unfortunately.
We will have access to a car this leg of our trip.
Thank you for any ideas or comments.