As I spend a lot of my time (and I mean a lot) working away with my full time job, University or blogging, getting away is something I make the most of. The other day I took a little trip to Whitby on the North East coast of England for an escape away from Middlesbrough and what a beautiful day it was…

Whitby is one of those places I never get tired of, there is so much to see and do. Not to mention easy, cheap parking, lots of places to shop and dine and amazing sights and views. It literally is your all in one, day out package. If you haven’t been to Whitby before, it’s a fishing town that sits bang in-between Middlesbrough and Scarborough, next to Runswick Bay and Robin-Hoods Bay. It’s a very easy destination to get to as there are several routes to take. 

When looking for places to eat, on both sides of the River Esk there are plenty of cafes, restaurants, fish and chip shops and your typical chain restaurants such as Subway. However one thing special about Whitby is all of the fish and chip shops use locally sourced sea life and they taste bloody amazing. Another cool thing about Whitby is their back road shops. They have very strange independent stores that sell all things from buddhas, whitby jet, jewellery, ornaments and more. They are so interesting to walk around and browse. 

Other things to do?

  • Walk up the 199 steps to the Whitby Abbey
  • Walk up and down the pier 
  • Visit the different shops and side roads on both sides of the river
  • Eat in the famous Magpie Restaurant
  • Have a drink in the Shambles riverside pub/restaurant
  • Go on a boat trip
  • Visit the museum of Victorian science
  • Go on an open top bus tour
  • Walk to the Whitby lighthouse

Below are a few snaps I took throughout the day.

Have you ever been to Whitby before? What did you do?

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