Whitby is a lovely, seaside town dominated by the abbey ruins high on the hill. 199 steps lead to the churchyard that inspired Bram Stoker to write 'Dracula'.
What makes it special
- Beautiful seaside town
Other things to do nearby
The Cleveland Way passes the hostel doorstep and YHA Boggle Hole is the traditional finish on Wainright's Coast to Coast walk.
The museum is in a 17th century house on Whitby's harbour where Captain Cook trained as a seaman, leading to his epic voyages of discovery. Visit the Museum website
The Cleveland Way runs past the Youth Hostel following the dramatic coastline south from Whitby.
The Cinder Track between Whitby and Scarborough is part of Route 1 of the National Cycle network, offering 21 miles of off-road cycling with the opportunity to take slight detours and visit the quiet
A unique tour through the Dracula story and the connection to Whitby. Using animation, special effects and live actors. Visit the website
Stargazing – a simple yet intriguing and inspiring evening activity.
See the splendour of our next door attraction! Discover its history, hear voices from the past on the audio guide and catch unique events Visit the website
Whitby Surf School located on West Cliff Beach is an ideal place to surf and SUP as the shallow gradient sandy beach offers plenty of space and waves.
Robin Hood's Bay is a picturesque old fishing village with delightful streets and old fisher-folk running cafes. The village is rife with tall tales of old smugglers.
The NYMR is the nation’s premiere heritage railway running for 24 miles through the North York Moors National Park between Pickering and Whitby, with a full calendar of special events, including the v
Try rock pooling, fossil hunting and playing on the beach making sandcastles, all a stone's throw from the hostel.
Step out of your room and into the sea and more importantly, you can then step out of the sea into a lovely hot shower!
Take a leisurely cycle along the National Cycle Route 1 or the North Sea trail which starts 10 minutes away from the hostel.
The disused railway line (National cycle route 1 - North Sea trail) offers easy, family friendly and car free cycling, all within 10 minutes of the hostel.
Cast from the window of your room (almost!) and spend the whole day staring wistfully out to sea.
Noted as a great place to swim in the Wild Swimming book. The sea at Boggle Hole is exhilarating, and perishing, all at once.