Whitby is one of Yorkshire’s gems. Nestled in the North Sea coastline, this lively and vibrant town is the perfect weekend getaway. Whitby vacation rentals make the ideal base for exploring the ruins of the ancient abbey, which inspired the Dracula stories, for taking donkey rides on the beach and indulging in some of Whitby’s finest kippers. A short hop up the coast and you’ll be in Robin Hood’s Bay, where you can search for primordial delights in the form of fossils from extinct creatures. Whitby is the perfect family destination and caters to children with jungle gyms, craft events and child-friendly museums. Explore 199 steps, the Captain Cook Museum and much more, all with a Whitby vacation rental.
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Popular Rental Amenities in Whitby
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Price and Availability Index in Whitby
Vacation Rental Price Information in Whitby
This graph displays the average prices for the next twelve months in Whitby. It is during a week of December (12/23 - 12/30) that you will find the highest prices for the next 12 months. Prices are more affordable in January (1/6 - 1/13).
Rental Availability Information in Whitby
Check out the graph above to find out how many accommodations are available in Whitby(in %). In April (4/27 - 5/4), only 60 are available. It will be easy to find a rental that suits you in a week of February (2/24 - 3/2), as 90% of the rentals are still available.
The Weather in Whitby
Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your vacation. In August maximum temperatures go higher than 63°. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 38° in February. The rainiest month is November while the driest month is May.
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Food and drink in Whitby: Seafood by the seaside
Seafood is famous in Whitby and the kippers (regional cured fish) are no exception. Fortune’s is the famous smoking establishment, but you can pick up kippers at many cafes and stalls. Fish and chips, the classic seaside staple, are also popular. Check out The Pier Inn when you hire Whitby vacation rentals to sample the great grub and enjoy seafront views.
The Humble Pie and Mash Shop is a cosy, family run café that serves up, you guessed it, delicious pies. This classic northern comfort food is a cheap treat for anybody staying in a Whitby vacation home. Other notable restaurants and eateries in the area are the Bridge Bar and Brassiere, Magpie Café and Arnie’s. Whitby has daily markets where you can buy fresh fish and get creative in the kitchen of your Whitby vacation rental.
Whitby and its sights: What to see in Whitby
Whitby is often associated with the Dracula stories, and it is said that the ruined Benediction abbey inspired Bram Stoker’s novel. However, the abbey is also a wonderful signifier of the reformation, and what remains of the abbey dates back to 1540. In the town center, there is also a Dracula experience where you can learn more about the history of Stoker’s creation.
To ascend up the 199 steps to the abbey has become somewhat of an attraction in its own right. It might seem like a challenge but the panoramic views from the top are worth every step.
Those with a nautical interest should pay a visit to the Captain Cook Museum. It documents the life of one of Britain’s most prominent and successful circumnavigators, who was born in nearby Middlesbrough.
You can explore Whitby’s ghoulish history with a ghost walk around the town. Several creepy and unnerving events have been reported in the town and the crooked, narrow streets certainly lend themselves to the experience.
Whitby with kids: What to do with children in Whitby
Robin Hood’s Bay is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon when the sun is shining. 5-mile south of Whitby, the bay is known for the many fossils that can be found on its beaches, including dinosaur footprints, which are perfect for getting young ones excited about history and science.
The North Sea, located just off the coast of Whitby, is a primary spot for whale-watching. The Whitby Whale Watching Center offers four-hour trips to try and catch a glimpse of seals, dolphins and a variety of whales.
If it’s raining, then a trip to the Whitby Museum or Mini Monsterz is a great way to spend the day. The latter boasts an indoor play area which includes climbing walls, sandpits and obstacle courses.
Explore Whitby's coastline, nature, and historic sites
With two piers, a bandstand, and a fish market, the harbour is buzzing. It's also home to a lifeboat museum, which recalls daring North Sea rescues.
Just north of Whitby, Sandsend is a small sand and shingle beach. It is renowned for its fossils and fishing, and its excellent water quality makes it a good choice for swimmers.
Whitby Abbey is a Benedictine ruin set high on the cliff tops. Its Gothic architecture and dramatic location inspired Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula.
Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall
The 67-ft high Falling Foss Waterfall is one of the highlights of the North York Moors National Park, while the nearby Tea Garden is known for its tasty cakes.
Whitby Museum is a small but highly-rated museum packed with fossils and local curiosities. Some of its specialist collections include exhibits on Captain James Cook and the local whaling industry.
Information about vacation rentals in Whitby
|🏡 Vacation rentals||3,813 properties|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 66%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$55|
|⭐ Popular amenities||TV, Internet and Pets allowed|
|🐾 Pet friendly accommodations||767 properties|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the nightly price for a vacation home in Whitby?
The price of a night's stay in Whitby starts at $55. If you’re interested in a apartment rental, the average price is $236 per night. A house rental Whitby will cost on average $354 per night.
How many vacation homes are available to book in Whitby?
Currently there are 3,813 vacation homes available for booking for your upcoming trip.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Whitby?
Most travelers look for Internet, TV, and Pets allowed when booking a vacation rental in Whitby.
Are pets allowed in vacation homes in Whitby?
In case if you are traveling with a dog in Whitby - 20% of rentals allow pets.
What are the best months to travel to Whitby?
Whitby has its warmest time of year around August and July, with average nightly prices being around $55.
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