Steeped in history, Whitby is a popular seaside town about an hour up the coast from Scarborough and 5 miles North of Robin Hoods Bay. From Hackness Grange, Whitby is about half an hour’s drive away.
Whitby offers lots of things to see and do. Here’s a small sample of things to do here and after a busy day exploring don’t forget award winning fish and chips!
Whitby abbey was founded by Saint Hilda, the abbess of Whitby in the 7th Century. She also founded the nunnery in the village of Hackness which is where St Peter’s church stands today. The abbey has been inspiration for the English Poet Caedmon and Dracula’s creator, Bram Stoker, and is well worth a visit.
Sail on board a replica of the Endeavor
Captain Cook’s training as a seaman began in Whitby and he began the life of a sailor in 1747 carrying coal to London. There is museum dedicated to the life of Captain Cook and you can take to the ocean and explore the local marine life onboard a 40% sized replica of the Endeavour.
There’s plenty to do at Westcliff. Skateboarding, go-karts, miniature railway, bumper boats to name just a few. Check local websites for opening times.