Middleham Guest House

3 Church Square, Whitby, United Kingdom
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Day trips from Whitby

by jennywren58

I will be in Whitby for 7 days in late April. Does anyone know of any day trips to the lake district from there?

RE: Day trips from Whitby

by hawkhead

The Lake District is on the opposite side of the country. I have no doubt there will be day trips (a long day) from Whitby or Scarborough but it isn't a natural departure point. I should think that the trip from there to the Lake District is more likely to inorporate an overnight stop but there again, you never know. It would be a long day though.

RE: Day trips from Whitby

by jayhawk2000

Last time I was in Whitby, I left there one morning and headed for Keswick in the Lake District by public transport. It took all day and about four different bus trips (Whitby-Middlesborough-Newcastle-Penrith-Keswick). It was a cheap (you can get regional bus passes for travel with a particular bus company) and lovely way to see some beautiful countryside. This was part of a trip around the entire country at the time and Lake District is worth at least a couple full days on their own.

The trouble is, Whitby is not directly on a main rail line so you're not going to get anywhere quickly unless you're with an escorted tour.

Have you been in touch with Whitby Tourist Info, they should be easy to contact through a web search. They can tell you if there are any escorted tours. However, with Whitby being adjacent to its own natural park, I imagine most trips out are going to be to locales closer by, like Castle Howard. Happy trails!

RE: Day trips from Whitby

by Sjalen

As already said, the Lake District is along side the western coast and Whitby is on the eastern, and on top of that in North Yorkshire which is England's largest county.

As Whitby is also on the fringes of the North York Moors National Park it is not as if you will be short of gorgeous scenery anyway. Head for the pretty chocolate box village of Thornton-le-Dale or Gothland famous for the "Heartbeat" TV series. The latter can be a bit touristy these days for that reason but it is thrown out in a dip on the moorland plateau and has sheep sleeping in its bus shelter...

Then you can easily go by local bus to both Robin Hood's Bay and Scarborough and also make a daytrip to York. Have a look at:


Travel Tips for Whitby

Car Parking

by bugalugs

I will just mention that you can drive up to the Abbey if you do not want to climb all those steps. There are very large car parks on the cliff adjacent to the Abbey. It is a pay and display system in operation for parking. The minimum payment was £1.00 for 3 hours. There are also quite large grassy areas if you want to have a picnic.

Whitby Town Trail (East Side)

by suvanki

50 pence buys you a "Whitby Town Trail" pamphlet, which offers an hours walk around the streets and attractions of Whitbys East Side. Available from the Tourist Info Office.

Not all of the route is suitable for wheelchair users, as steps are included in the walk.

The walk starts from The Bridge, and takes you along Grape Lane, Church Street, Sandgate, Tate Hill Pier, Henrietta Street, Tate Hill, Donkey Road to St Marys Church, The Abbey, Back Lane, Penny Hedge, and back to Church Street.

The booklet gives a brief insight into the history of Whitby, and some things to see, that you might miss during a walk around this fascinating area of Whitby.

Pub with a view

by suvanki about The Duke of York

Originally, I was planning to eat Fish & Chips sitting by the harbour, but it was cold and had started raining. :-(

The owner of my accommodation had recommended this place as being suitable for a lone female to eat and drink without feeling uncomfortable. (some of the other restaurants/bistros had been full of family groups, or couples enjoying a candle lit meal)

Armed with a paperback, I entered the warm pub.

The bar was well stocked with draught beers, and the menu offered a variety of hot & cold dishes. Order at the bar.

Non smoking lounge.

A mixed crowd of locals, and visitors from the UK and overseas.

Yes, I felt quite comfortable here, a nice atmosphere.

The place got quite busy after 8pm, with people waiting for seats.

If you can, get a seat near the window, so you can enjoy the view over the River Esk to the West Cliff. I had a prawn sandwich, with salad garnish plus chips.

The sandwich was full of juicy prawns, and the chips were hot, and delicious.

The service was good too, despite being quite busy.

Whitby West Cliff

by cheekymarieh

This side of the town has the majority of the beaches. The sands are usually clean and well maintained. They are subject to the tide, howevere, especially the stretch of beach closest to the pier. Along the pier road there are many shops and cafes aimed primarily at tourists. There are also arcade with slot macines.

If you climb up to the top of the cliff you will head to the Whale Bones, the statue of Captain Cook. If you follow further along the coast you will come to a paddling pool and the swimming baths.

The Abbey

by bugalugs

When the vikings invaded this area in 867 the Abbey was destroyed but in the 1070's a Norman invader named Reinfrid revived the Abbey.

This is my husband and son Joe (and our dog Ted) in the abbey itself.


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