Destination guide

The historical city of Whitby awaits you

The area's history and churches are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Whitby. Travellers appreciate the spas in this welcoming city. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Whitby

Do you want to find things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Whitby has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Whitby Pavilion (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Whitby Golf Club (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary (15.2 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Scarborough North Cliff Golf Club (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Alpamare (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
  • North Bay Railway (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Whitby

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Whitby is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pannett Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Whitby Beach (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Robin Hood's Bay Beach (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Yorkshire Moors (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • North Riding Forest Park (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Dalby Forest Visitor Centre (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)

Travelling to and around Whitby

The nearest airport is in Durham (MME-Tees Valley), located 32.9 mi (53 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Whitby Station, Ruswarp Station and Sleights Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay near Whitby?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,722 holiday rentals near Whitby. From 726 Cottages to 156 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Whitby for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Whitby?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Whitby. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Whitby Harbour: 1,651 holiday rentals
  • Whitby Beach: 1,641 holiday rentals
  • Robin Hood's Bay Beach: 1,750 holiday rentals
  • Falling Foss Waterfall: 1,786 holiday rentals
  • Sleights Station: 1,727 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Whitby listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Whitby?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 726 Cottages in Whitby. Our other popular types of Whitby holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 156 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 726 holiday houses
  • Houses: 791 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Whitby?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 18 holiday homes with pool available in Whitby. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.