Whitby Tourism

Even though Bram Stoker made this town immortal in the world of horror stories by showing Whitby as the place Dracula entered from; the town has a lot more to it than just being Dracula`s death place and the harbor where his ship-wreck took place.

Known for its fish and chips, this town is an example of a beautiful amalgamation of scenery and cultured heritage. Whitby offers a quintessential experience with amazing sights, mesmerizing views, great food and some really beautiful beaches. In Whitby, kids and adults can have fun alike- there is so much to do here.

With some pretty walks to take and trail ways to discover, Whitby is a great option for a laid back vacation and even for an adventurous trip. Considering it is located on the East Coast of Yorkshire and at the mouth of River Esk-Whitby boasts of mineral, maritime as well as tourist heritage.

Whitby's connection to water does not end with beautiful beaches and harbor. Captain Cook belongs to Whitby and started his world famous exploration from the harbor of Whitby. William Scoresby is also associated to the town, making its museums and history really enriching.

Even after all these features, Whitby is always going to be remembered primarily for Bram Stoker's Dracula. There are a lot of attractions based on Dracula in this town; was it true or not is a question still asked by many. Intriguing as it sounds; everybody should embark upon a journey to discover for themselves what this lovely town has to offer.

Essential travel information and Whitby tips for your visit

  • Do not venture out in the dark alone in isolated areas; there have been a lot reporting of ghost incidents.
  • It is always cold in Whitby even during summer. So carry appropriate winter wear.
  • Plan your trip well in advance specially during the peak season (August to October) for avoiding any disappointments.
  • Know the pollution level of Whitby before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 31.25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.75 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Whitby for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Whitby.

    • Burglary and Theft 29.76 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 23.86 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 27.27 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 20.45 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 23.86 (Low)
    • Attacks 26.14 (Low)
    • Drug offense 47.62 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.09 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 63.64 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30.68 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 69.24 (High)
    • Climate Index 87.79 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 21.41 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 57.79 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 94.44 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 121.82 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Whitby

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.29 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.46 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 68.6 USD

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