Sanders Yard

Church St., Whitby, YO22 4BH, United Kingdom

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    Another view of Sanders Yard.

    It was while I was enjoying afternoon tea in the courtyard, on my first visit to Sanders Yard/Shepherds Purse, that I spotted these rooms, and vowed to stay one day.
    Although the room I stayed in didn't overlook the courtyard, I was very comfortable.

    A place with character, very handy for getting around Whitby, and reasonably priced.
    Open all year round.

    See other tips above for further details re accom and contact numbers.

    Directions: Off Church Street (West Side of Whitby)
    Enquire at Shepherds Purse shop.

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    Comfortable accom, with character! Sanders Yard (2


    A view of the courtyard, Sanders Yard.

    A pleasant place to escape the bustle of Whitby on a summers afternoon. Enjoy home made cakes and a pot of tea from the cafe.

    Some of the rooms can be seen overlooking the courtyard.

    Accomodation details in the above tip (Sleigh bed)

    Directions: Off Church Street, through (or entry at side of ) Shepherds Purse shop

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    Sleigh bed! Sanders Yard (1)


    I'd wanted to stay here for a long time, ever since I had coffee in the outside courtyard a few years ago.I'd some annual leave due, and decided to book on the spur of the moment.
    I wasn't disappointed!

    Warm, friendly, comfortable! Each room individually decorated. I stayed in R3, with a wrought iron double bed. En suite bath.
    1 of the rooms has a wooden sleigh bread!

    Colour TV, hospitality tray, en suite facillities.

    Full English Breakfast- good portions, with varied selection of breakfasts including Whitby kippers.

    Babies and Children welcome
    Baby sitting service available.

    GBP30 -GBP35 pp
    single room supplement GB 5 pp pn

    I'll be back there as soon as I can be!

    Open all year round, though no meals Christmas Day

    Unique Quality: Overlooking courtyard, with dove cotes, potted plants etc. Lots of character.

    Near to Abbey, and attractions of Whitby. Situated off the cobbled area of Church street, in the old part of Whitby.

    Directions: Near the foot of the Abbey Steps, Church Street.
    Enter either through Shepherds Purse shop, or nearby Sanders Yard

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Travel Tips for Whitby

Chips in newspaper on the seafront.

by kitkat1980

It may seem like a simply normal thing but I have discovered in recent years the idea of eating fish and chips wrapped in newspaper with your hands can be quite absurd. In my experience though they never tasted any better. Its especially nice at whitby as there fish and chips are extra great, but also the sea air just adds to the flavour. Try a takeaway from the quayside and magpie restraurants for extra nice ones as they are some of the best in the town, and also come in plastic boxes with wooden forks, slightly less weird than newspaper but nice and authentic still. However beware of sea gulls who will try and steal your chips!!

... and a fried Mars Bar for dessert!

by sabsi about Robertsons

When we got our chips we discovered that Robertsons serves Fried Mars Bars. I used to have one in Belfast once but Steve never had one so after we had finished our lunch we had to return here for the special dessert: A freshly made, sweet, sticky fried Mars Bar - the taste sensation! Half a fried Mars Bar as it gets way too sweet after you have finished hapf of it. Had to eat a whole one though.... Oh well, it will take another 5 years I guess until I get the next one!

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

by Sjalen

Captain Cook was born a bit north of Whitby but he came here as a seventeen-year-old in 1746 to learn how to sail as he was determined that was what he wanted to do. He stayed in the loft in the white house with the circular window in this picture and for that reason it houses a museum dedicated to him. Here, he was an apprentice to a captain Walker who had ships on the coal trade between Newcastle and London. An interesting thing was that the Walkers were quakers and therefore quite gentile contrary to most people's image of sailors. Whitby in those days had as many inhabitants as today, and many working with shipping which is why the Admiralty looked towards it when it needed more ships and Cook's success became a fact. The museum today is furnished in a way that Cook would recognise but also shows important pieces of his life as well as things he brought back from his sailings such as botanical drawings. The loft is otherwise the most emotional room as that is where Cook actually lived and studied on those dark and cold evenings, along with fifteen other apprentices. The museum also has a very interesting collection of maps showing how the World looked in Cook's days.

Saint Marys Church

by suvanki

Dating from about 1110 AD, St Marys Church has some unusual features.

Besides the panoramic view over Whitby from the graveyard (where Bram Stoker was inspired to create Count Draculas haunt!) The interior has galleries dating from 1695 - 1818, plus a three decker pulpit (1778) .

The entrance has a gift stall and donations plate/box.

Look out for the notice, stating a disclaimer for knowing which is Draculas grave/where Captain Cook prayed!

Amusement Arcades

by suvanki

Ok, it's not Las Vegas or even Blackpool (phew!!) , but if its cold n raining, or your pockets are weighed down with loose change, head for the amusement arcades!

Plenty of machines ready to keep you occupied, with the chance to win even more coins, or a tacky prize!!


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Address: Church St., Whitby, YO22 4BH, United Kingdom