The town's skyline is dominated by the ruins of St. Hilda's Abbey, high on the East Cliff. Spreading below, a maze of alleyways and narrow streets run down to the busy quayside. From the old town, 199 steps lead up to the parish church of St. Mary, one of the finest examples of Anglo Saxon churches in the country, and whose graveyard gave Bram Stoker the inspiration to write his world famous book, Dracula.
The Centre is situated next to the Abbey. It contains the history and folklore of Whitby in the refurbished Abbey House incorporating modern technology to enhance your visit.
Trips to Sea
Choose between the Old lifeboat and the Mini Endeavour to sail out to sea and look back at the wonderful port of Whitby.
Whitby to Sandsend
Where better to blow those cobwebs away? - Why not walk the the three miles to Sandsend on our golden beach; for the less energetic just hire a deckchair, read a book and relax.
Helena and Shaun Needham, Sheffield. (July 2016)