What to do and see in Whitby, England: The Best Budget-friendly Things to do

May 22, 2022 Marlin Saiz

Whitby is a seaside town, port and civil parish in the Borough of Scarborough and English county of North Yorkshire. It is located within the historic boundaries of the North Riding of Yorkshire. Situated on the east coast of Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby has an established maritime, mineral and tourist heritage. Its East Cliff is home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey, where Cædmon, the earliest recognised English poet, lived. The fishing port developed during the Middle Ages, supporting important herring and whaling fleets, and was (along with the nearby fishing village of Staithes) where Captain Cook learned seamanship.
Restaurants in Whitby

1. Museum of Victorian Science

Woodberry Glaisdale, Whitby YO21 2QL England +44 1947 897440 [email protected] http://www.museumofvictorianscience.co.uk
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Museum of Victorian Science

A virtual visit to Dr Frankensteins laboratory with Geissler Tubes, Bouquet Tubes, Railway Tubes, Jacob's Ladder, telegraph system, early x-ray tubes and many more crackling spark, electric flame laden demonstrations. Showing the education of the young Victorians, using many of the static accessories and rare artefacts, as used by them. We hope your visit here will prove interesting, stimulating and will give an insight into this largely extinct branch of science.

Reviewed By Lee-Lynne - Sheffield, United Kingdom

What an amazing and unique experience. The museum is run by a lovely couple an consists of 2 hours of demonstrations with explanation and refreshments at the halfway point. The room is small and can fit 4 visitors only. Tony is so enthusiastic and the museum is his lifes work, an entertaining and unique experience!

2. Beacon Farm

Beacon Farm Beacon Way, Whitby YO22 5HS England +44 1947 605212 [email protected] http://beaconfarmicecream.co.uk/campsite/
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Beacon Farm

3. Whitby - Scarborough Trailway

Whitby England +44 1947 602674 http://www.gatewaywhitby.co.uk/projects+and+developments/the+cinder+track
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Whitby - Scarborough Trailway

Reviewed By J3919TFstevew

Whitby Scarborough Trailway has got again hidden gems this is a great perfect place for Dog Walking you can hire cycles from Trailways in and then cycle up Robins hoods Bay and the n grab rolls and Beer a great time, then back down to Whitby Viaduct we had a great time worth the trip recommend to all to visit b

4. Whitby Walks

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Whitby Walks

Ghost , In Search of Dracula and Heritage Walks around the streets of Whitby. Private walks available on request .

5. Whitby Museum

Pannet Park, Whitby YO21 1RE England +44 1947 602908 [email protected] http://www.whitbymuseum.org.uk
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4.5 based on 801 reviews

Whitby Museum

Striving to preserve an Edwardian atmosphere, this museum houses a variety of general collections.

Reviewed By JAYNECBG - London, United Kingdom

This is an absolutely fabulous museum. A must for anyone visiting Whitby. So quirky and fun and informative. From a mummified hand (a burglar’s lucky charm) to a cannon from the battle of Trafalgar, there is something for everyone. We ranged in age from 75 to 15 and everyone was happy. Lovely staff too.

6. Whitby Abbey

Abbey Lane, Whitby YO22 4JT England +44 1947 603568 [email protected] http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/whitby-abbey/?utm_source=Trip%20Advisor&utm_campaign=Local%20Listings&utm_medium=Trip%20Advisor%20Profiles&utm_content=whitby%20abbey
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Whitby Abbey

Reviewed By lawlieh - Rugby, United Kingdom

We were lucky enough to stumble across a Dracula play at the Abbey, amazingly talented actors and so very funny set in the best surroundings too !

7. Whitby Lighthouse

Whitby England http://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/interactive/gallery/whitby.html
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Whitby Lighthouse

Reviewed By Aboutthattravellife

A lovely walk along the pier with beautiful views all around and a good photography spot for taking photos of the Ruddy Turnstones!

8. St Mary's Church

Next to the Abbey, Whitby YO22 4AU England +44 1947 606578 http://www.achurchnearyou.com/whitby-st-mary
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St Mary's Church

Reviewed By 353cliffw - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Stopped off at the church by chance on way to the abbey and we’re glad we did as it was a most interesting place which should not be missed. The enclosed pews of various shapes and sizes and status fill the ground floor and balcony which overlook a three tier pulpit. Most unusual and fascinating. Some of the upstairs pews have external timber clad stairs adding to it’s uniqueness. Finally the surrounding graveyard offers fine views of the harbour.

9. Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby

Grape Lane, Whitby YO22 4BA England +44 1947 601900 [email protected] http://www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk
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Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby

Winner of the 2013 VisitEngland Gold Award for Excellence! Visit the house where the James Cook came to serve his seaman's apprenticeship. The handsome 17th century house on the harbour belonged to Cook's master, the Quaker shipowner, John Walker. It was here in the attic that the family lodged thier apprentices when not at sea serving the London coal trade.The Museum's rich collection celebrates Cook's achievements and the work of those who sailed with him - sailors, scientists and artists.See letters in Cook's own hand, original paintings and drawings, ship models and maps, and strange objects from newly discovered lands.Special Exhibition for 2014 - 'Australian Encounters! Charting a Continent'. Cook and his successors completed the chart of the continentss coastline and marvelled at the strange new creatures they saw - 'unlike anything encountered before!'.

Reviewed By J3919TFstevew

well again a great fantastic museum which is Highlighting the famous Explorer and so much to read and see items of the explorer well worth the visit . It is a great museum we hand a wonderful time

10. Fortune's Kippers

22 Henrietta Street, Whitby YO22 4DW England +44 1947 601659 [email protected] http://www.fortuneskippers.co.uk
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Fortune's Kippers

Reviewed By neila87 - Manchester, United Kingdom

I love kippers. I have always considered the smaller Manx kippers to be the pinnacle of salty herring juiciness. However, in terms of absolute flavour these come very, very close. They are strongly smoked but not too salty with a lingering sweetness that might be inherent too the fish or the brining process. Either way they are superb. If you're there while the smoking is being carried out the smell of the oak smoke I'd sublime. If you get to see inside the smoke house you can see the years of tar coating the insides of the kilns. Definitely an experience.

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