For The Family & Things To Do
Set at the mouth of the river Esk on the stunning North Yorkshire moor coast Whitby offers a wealth of history. Emerging as a fishing port in the middle ages and developing a large herring and whaling fleet, Whitby has fine maritime heritage with Captain Cook starting his sailing career here and one of the life boat station being established the 1820’s.
Tourism became a main stay from the Georgian period and the town prospered further when Queen Victoria started to wear Whitby Jet jewellery following the death of her husband.
Out and About
Whitby is a fantastic seaside location and we have much more to offer that beaches and fish and chips.
A two minute walk from our front door, Pannet Park offers extensive gardens, museum and a large well equipped children’s play area, all with soft flooring. If the kids need to work off any excess energy, it is an ideal, safe location.
Just 30 minutes from Whitby, Flamingo land has exhilarating fare rides for adults and teenagers alike, extensive rides for toddlers and a large and varied zoo. We visit frequently and a day is not long enough to take it all in. Always check with the local tourist board as they offer concessions and discounted prices if you book tickets through them.
The Eden camp gives a history of first and second world war. Educational and fun.
A fantastic indoors play area with 2 large soft play areas, climbing wall and lazer tag. Ideal for a rainy day and there are no time restrictions once you are in.
This picturesque village is situated on the A169 between Pickering and Whitby. It has been the setting of the BBC program Heart beat and the train station used as the end of the line for Hogsmeade in Harry Potter.
Make your way down through the twisty cobbled streets to the habour to visit the home of the children’s program Old Jack’s Boot (Bernard Cribben)
There is a wealth of local trails around the surrounding area. Cycle from Whitby to Robin hoods Bay or through to Scarborough on the old converted rail line, or head to Dalby Forest for a variety of mountain bike courses designed for the novice through to seasoned rider.
There is extensive walking in the North Yorkshire Moors. With the 190 mile coast to coast to from St Bee’s in Cumbria through to Robin Hoods Bay, or the Cleveland Way. We are happy to accommodate the weary walker.
The Whitby Guide is a great resource for more things to do in Whitby. You can read the feature on Corra Lynn B&B by visiting the website: