A Small Town To Get Lost – Whitby

Do you ever wish to be there in a small town? A small town to get lost in, let go of pollution and breathe in the good air. Totally downsized lifestyle at least for a day.

After all active holidays in huge and shiny cities, we were craving to spend some time in small town. Though Whitby was already there in plan, but it was not the only place planned for the day.

Whitby was the first costal town during UK visit. It was a day trip and we wanted to keep it relax. Just the lazy strolling, having coffee, watching the ocean, lots and lots of conversations and pictures. 😊

Whitby abbey – Before entering into the town we wanted to cover the Whitby abbey, We drove over the hill. Apart from the abbey itself, it’s a good place to get the view of city and bay. So decided to spend some time and roam around.

The Town – first impression of the town was charming, quaint and cold. Yes!! It’s too windy, not sure if its a usual weather of town. Streets were reasonably crowded and mostly near harbour and in market. We parked in one of the paid parkings on the main street and started walking from there.

Market – Spreaded over small small streets, looks like a miniature of Shambles(York). We quickly browsed it for collectibles and craft items. Since we were more interested in harbour area, didn’t felt like spending much time in market

Whitby Harbour – Connected with a small swing bridge, Whitby harbour is an interesting place. The small cobbled street looks very happening and active. Full of shops and old fashioned little pubs, with lots of option to eat and drink.

Piers – The walk alongwith the lighthouse was fun. Lighthouse and pier area was great just to stand and look it along with the coastline,sand and cliffs. beautiful!!.Such lovely scenery to sit and relax overlooking the sea and harbour.

Some Pointers –

  • 199 steps is highly recommended for going to Whitby Abbey, however we couldn’t take that because of baby stroller.
  • Whitby is also famous for its fish and chips, being vegan we never tried it
  • Be careful with segals if you have food in hand, they attack in a group

Thanks for reading. Happy travelling!!! 👋


Started from York
∑ Miles driven 51
∑ Miles walked 1.2
∑ Time spent 5 hrs

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