Florence Guest House

4 Broomfield Terrace, Whitby, YO21 1QP, United Kingdom
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York to Whitby on a Sunday

by penerod

Hi there, I want to do a day trip to Whitby from York next Sunday, I don't have my own vehicle, what is the easiest/quickest way to get there? Train to Scarborough then bus to Whitby, or bus all the way? They don't seem to be that frequent on Sundays and have to change in Marlton?
Any help much appreciated:-)

Re: York to Whitby on a Sunday

by leics

No UK buses are frequent on Sundays (except in London, perhaps), and that includes the Scarborough > Whitby bus (93/X93).

Put 'whitby' into the search box on


and you'll get all the relevant timetables in PDF (including the 'coastliner'). The 840/X40 Leeds>Whitby route (via York) does require a change of bus at Malton sometimes.

Whether you decide to take the train/bus or just the bus will depend on your preferred timings: it's a matter of working out from the timetables which will give you the longest time in Whitby.

Visiting on a weekday or Saturday would be even easier! :-)

Travel Tips for Whitby

Whitby Pier and Lighthouse

by yooperprof

It's a survivor! So pretty on a calm day.

Walking out to the end of the pier is something every visitor should attempt - if the weather cooperates! It gives you a sense of appreciation for the fisherfolk and commercial mariners who set sail from this isolated North Sea harbor.

Take a Hike!

by yooperprof

There's a very well-known footpath that connects Whitby with Robin Hood Bay, following the North Sea coastline for several miles to the south of town. I've heard that's its an excellent excursion, but I just did not have the time to go very far on the trail, and I also didn't have the right footwear. When I get back to this part of England, I'd like to be prepared better so that I enjoy the pleasure of a good walk through the North Yorkshire countryside.

Long one of Whitby's Top3 Fish & Chip Shops

by jduck1979 about TRENCHER's

For as long as I can remember, TRENCHERS has been one of Whitby's top 3 Fish & Chip shops, and has undergone extensive renovation after a devastating fire during the 1999 Whitby Regatta weekend (though it looked better in Green & White, rather than the current Grey paint scheme on the outside that makes it look like the decorator applied the undercoat, then didn't come back to finish the job off).

Not only does it serve the traditional Fish & Chips, but their website suggests they do a whole range of other foods too... in addition to other seafood dishes, they also do Italian style Lasagne + Homemade steak pie...... though don't know what they're like, as I've not been for years (partly due to the seperate take-out area being removed during the renovation... not sure if they still do it).... they also do a couple of vegetarian dishes if you're that way inclined.

They also have a wine list, but expect to fork out £15 - £20 a bottle.

Also suitable for kids (children's menu also available)

Further online investigation reveals the restaurant is also a 6 time winner of the "Restaurant Loo of the Year" award, from the British Toilet Association. http://www.fishupdate.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/6231/Seafood_restaurant_wins_top_loo_crown.html Chips on their own, or the full Fish & Chips... but like I said, it's been a while.

Whitby Abbey

by yooperprof

Whitby Abbey was founded in the 7th century by the great Abbess Hilda, who ran it as a "dual foundation" - for both men and women. The Venerable Bede - the most important Anglo-Saxon church historian, wrote of Hilda's vocation in his remarkable 8th century chronicle:

"After the example of the primitive Church, no one there was rich, no one was needy, for everything was held in common, and nothing was considered to be anyone's personal property. So great was her prudence that not only ordinary folk, but kings and princes use to come and ask her advice in their difficulties and take it. Those under her direction were required to make a thorough study of the Scriptures and occupy themselves in good works, to such good effect that many were found fitted for Holy Orders and the service of the altar. Five men from this monastery later became bishops - Bosa, Aetla, Oftor, John and Wilfrid - all of them men of outstanding merit and holiness."

Not much is left of the physical fabric of the Abbey, but Hilda's name lives on as one of the most significant examples of a powerful and influential woman in the early middle ages.

Arguments Yard

by sandysmith

Leading off the narow street are several smaller alleyways - known as "Yards". This one must be the most popular place to pose for a pic - thanks Steve for taking the camera off me for that pic on the intro pag :-) Have a look down them too and enjoy the vista onto the harbour.


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