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Things to do in Whitby

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“Whitby Abbey is run by English Heritage. It can be accessed either by walking up the 199 steps, or via the car park at the rear.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
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“The North Beach offers a large expanse of sand, for walking, sandcastles, and playing games. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Fish & Chip Shop
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“Has some excellent fish dishes - best fish pie in town - and great views from the Abbey side of the river. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Serves the BEST cocktails and sometimes does a 2 for 1 Sunday to Thursday . Food is delicious and offers a street food vibe , along with fish and chips ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Museum
“The Captain cook museum gives a fascinating glimpse into the history of martime exploration from Whitby.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“You can access Botham's of Whitby (think Betty's but more affordable) either in the village on certain days for takeaways, or at the resturants/cafes in Whitby, one in Skinner street, and one in the shopping street across from the station.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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“The Magpie restaurant in Whitby, is a favourite seafood restaurant for Foodies. You can get fish'n'chips at the takeaway, but the restaurant has a much wider range of great quality seafood.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great for breakfast and light lunches also has more than 100 different gins! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Next to River Esk. Famous Signature Menu- e.g. Steak on the Stone. Order food as portions. Starter =1 portion, 4 or 5 portions for sharing.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“We'd also recommend Trenchers, for fish 'n' chips. Lots of locals use it in the winter. One plus, is they offer gluten free fish 'n' chips.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Corner Shop
“Located on Langbourne Road, next to Whitby Railway Station, this is the closest supermarket to Dolphin Cottage for your groceries.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Pannet park sports a really great play park for children and even youths of all ages.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Modern children's play park- imaginative play for all ages. Land donated by Alderman Pannett for open space for public recreation and enjoyment, walking, jogging or resting. Large area of landscaped gardens, grassed areas, variety of trees, shrubs, herbs and flower beds. Jurassic-themed areas. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Town
“Whitby Old town offers some quirky and delightful shopping. Although often crowded, its worth a wander”
  • 57 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Check out what’s on at the whitby pavilion, amateur dramatic shows, films, tea dances, comedy nights, charity events and much more”
  • 7 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Our favourite fish and chip shop in Whitby! They have an extensive menu and we highly recommend the fish platter, amazing value and you won't be complaining that you're hungry! They also have a restaurant near to the West Pier and the beach.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Fish & Chip Shop
“Has some excellent fish dishes - best fish pie in town - and great views from the Abbey side of the river. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Serves the BEST cocktails and sometimes does a 2 for 1 Sunday to Thursday . Food is delicious and offers a street food vibe , along with fish and chips ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“The Magpie restaurant in Whitby, is a favourite seafood restaurant for Foodies. You can get fish'n'chips at the takeaway, but the restaurant has a much wider range of great quality seafood.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Next to River Esk. Famous Signature Menu- e.g. Steak on the Stone. Order food as portions. Starter =1 portion, 4 or 5 portions for sharing.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great for breakfast and light lunches also has more than 100 different gins! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“We'd also recommend Trenchers, for fish 'n' chips. Lots of locals use it in the winter. One plus, is they offer gluten free fish 'n' chips.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Our favourite fish and chip shop in Whitby! They have an extensive menu and we highly recommend the fish platter, amazing value and you won't be complaining that you're hungry! They also have a restaurant near to the West Pier and the beach.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Quirky cafe with home made pies if you'd like a change from fish and chips.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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