Whitby, a coastal town in North Yorkshire, is a splendid place to visit as it can be like taking a step back in time. It grew from a tiny fishing village and has so much to offer the traveller. It’s a wonderful place for a traditionally English seaside vacation but it’s also full of history and tradition.
Whitby also has its own literary (and spooky!) claim to fame as part of Bram Stoker’s Dracula takes place in the tiny fishing village and is based on local folklore. It is here that Dracula first sets foot on English soil.
Whitby Harbour is still used for fishing but these days, there are pleasure craft too. Note that no-one should go to Whitby without sampling some of the finest fish and chips in the world – mostly from the freshest fish that has been landed that day. Try the award-winning Magpie Cafe that has been described by seafood guru, Rick Stein, as being ‘the place that opened my eyes to how good a chip shop could be’. (I could have told him that many years ago!)
There are also plenty of events going on in the town to satisfy many tastes including the long-established Whitby Folk Festival and the newer, but nevertheless very popular, Goth Weekend.
TAKE A TOUR OF WHITBY
FOLK FESTIVAL PLUS STEAM TRAINS
WHITBY GOTH WEEKEND
WHERE IS WHITBY?
JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.