A Map Of Whitby UK
The Picturesque town of Whitby is located on the north east coast of England. This ancient town has attracted vistors for over one hundred years. Whitby is popular with people wishing to spend their annual holiday in the area, and also day trippers.
There are so many things to do in Whitby, we have tried to describe some of the most popular activites.
Whitby Abbey has a huge number of visitors every year. The abbey is certaining an impressive sight, perched high on the cliff top, overlooking the town. Whitby Abbey can be reached on foot via the famous 199 steps, or by road from the outskirts of the town. Also on the cliff top is St Mary's Church, which is well worth a visit.
When looking for things to do in Whitby with children, the beach is always popular, and Whitby has two of the them. The smaller Tate Hill Beach is situated on the east side of the town, and offers a secluded beach with paddling in the harbour. The larger West Cliff Beach, is a long stretch of sand that can be accessed from a slipway at the end of Battery parade. At certain times of the year there are deckchairs and wind breaks for hire, trampolines and donkey rides.
Also popular with visitors is the area of Whitby along Pier Road. Here you will find amusement arcades and seaside cafes and shops. There is also a small ten pin bowling alley and a soft play area, not to mention the Lifeboat Museum.
There are two other museums in Whitby, Whitby Museum and the Captain James Cook Museum. Whitby museum is situated in Pannett Park, and houses a large collection of famous Whitby Jet, and all sorts of exhibits relating to Whitby's maritime history. The Captain James Cook Museum is located on Grape lane, and is actually housed in the cottage where James cook lived as an apprentice. He later joined the Royal Navy and began his great voyages.
The town of Whitby is also popular with those visitors looking for boat trips or fishing trips. Whitby harbour has a number of pleasure boats offering a range of trips out to sea. The larger craft can carry around 30 people and offer whale watching trips and sunset cruises, as well as shorter trips. For those who want a more exhiliarating ride, there is a power boat offering short trips to sea. At the other end of the the spectrum, there are boat rides on the old Whitby Lifeboat and a replica of Captain Cook's boat the Endeavour, complete with sails. There is a wide choice available for people looking for angling or party boats offering trips lasting a few hours to all day. These boats normally also offer rods and bait to hire.