Coach Holidays to Whitby
Search for coach holidays to Whitby and find the best value coach tours and trips to Whitby and the surrounding area. Whitby coach holidays are available from local departure points across the UK with leading coach operators such as Alfa Travel, Shearings, Diamond Holidays and many more. Dominated by the cliff top ruins of a 13th century Abbey, this curious seaside was once the home of the famous Captain James Cook. Whitby is also well known for Bram Stoker's Dracula, Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (a well known Victorian photographer), Whitby Jet and of course the Fish 'n' Chips. Whitby has a wonderful history, a ruined abbey, a working harbour, a delightful collection of red-roofed pantile cottages, narrow cobbled streets, and claims to have the country's best fish and chip shops. The town is also close to the scenic North York Moors National Park and the unspoilt fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay so there is plenty to see and do on a coach holiday to Whitby. At coachholidays.com we have the widest selection and cheapest priced coach trips to Whitby with offers available throughout 2016. Our Whitby coach trips range from short breaks to lengthier coach tours & holidays with weekend breaks, midweek offers and much more to suit a variety of tastes and budgets.
Whitby's history includes connections with whaling and the explorer Captain James Cook. It was probably in the nearby fishing village of Staithes that Captain Cook decided to go to sea, before he subsequently became an apprentice to a Whitby ship owner in 1746. The town's historical past is revealed in monuments that dominate Whitby's east and west headlands and the harbour. The monument to Captain Cook includes a carving of the Resolution, one of Cook's four ships. Other links with Whitby's seafaring past are remembered in its pub signs and wooden carvings by the quayside. Whitby has huge associations with Bram Stoker, as he based much of his Dracula novel here whilst staying in Whitby in 1890, as well as Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (better know as Lewis Carroll) who also set some of his work and poems in Whitby, as he was a regular visitor. The Abbey's history dates back to AD675 when St. Hilda founded a monastery. The present structure is from 1078 and is now in the care of English Heritage.
Places of interest / attractions in Whitby
Coach holidays to Whitby provide the opportunity to visit a wide range of sights and tours.
Captain Cook Memorial MuseumJames Cook. The house in Grape Lane was Cook's only known 'landfall' in Whitby and his home is now the museum.
Whitby Abbey, English HeritageA visit to this iconic gothic ruin in the famous seaside town, is a must when visiting the Yorkshire coast, where generations have been drawn to this dramatic headland as a site of settlement, religious devotion and literary inspiration.
Life In MiniatureDiscover a new world in miniature. This fascinating collection of amazingly detailed twelfth scale miniature room settings and outdoor scenes will amaze you.
Whitby Lifeboat Museum (RNLI)Built in 1895, the double boathouse was used by the RNLI until 1957 when it was re-established as a museum. The museum has grown to contain an abundance of lifeboat material including models, paintings, medals, photographs, lifeboat kit and items from famous rescues.
Whitby MuseumWhitby Museum is run by the Whitby Literary & Philosophical Society. It was established in 1823 and contains many unusual collections.
Whitby WizardNearly a hundred different hands-on science experiments to try out. Welcome to the first science centre museum in North Yorkshire. It has been modeled on the world famous Exploratorium in San Francisco. The Whitby Wizard contains the quirkiest collection of exciting and educational hands-on exhibits in the region, suitable for both adults and children.
Crescent GardensThe gardens are laid out in colourful formal beds, which give the visitor a peaceful setting to enjoy the spectacular coastal views of the area.
Pannett ParkA historic ornamental garden including Whitby Museum and Art Gallery. In the middle of Whitby this park offers a quiet haven with interesting trees and plants, rose garden, play area and ornamental lily pond.
Pleasureland Adventure Golf & BowlingSeaside arcade offering the latest in video games, fruit machines and traditional 'slot machines'. All this plus mini bowling and crazy golf!
The Bram Stoker Dracula ExperienceBram Stoker's 'Dracula' is brought to life in this walk-through attraction - a series of 10 scenes using sounds and new electronic special effects, eerie life-size models and live actors. A cape weighing 56 kilos and worn by Christopher Lee in his 2nd 'Dracula' film is on show.
Places of interest / attractions near Whitby
Coach holidays to Whitby provides the opportunity to visit a number of attractions and places of interest in the surrounding North Yorkshire area.
Cleveland Ironstone Mining MuseumHis museum is situated on the site of Cleveland's first ironstone mine. The Museum has grown significantly since it first opened in 1983.
Scarborough Sea Life and Marine SanctuaryExplore freshwater rivers and streams, the rugged UK coastline, the shallows and the dark depths of the North Sea and the crystal clear warm waters of the Barrier Reef. At every step there are different amazing creatures to find, to watch and to learn about.
Kirkleatham Museum - Redcar, ClevelandThe main purpose of the Museum is to illustrate how both ordinary and distinguished people have lived in the locality in the past. The Museum's collections are drawn mainly from the communities throughout the region.
Beacon Farm - SneatonBuilt in 1895, the double boathouse was used by the RNLI until 1957 when it was re-established as a museum. The museum has grown to contain an abundance of lifeboat material including models, paintings, medals, photographs, lifeboat kit and items from famous rescues.
Ruswarp Pleasure Boats - RuswarpWhy not spend some time on the beautiful River Esk? It's quiet, sheltered waters offer a unique opportunity to see the wildlife on this, the only migratory Salmon river in Yorkshire.
Robin Hood's Baythere is much to indulge in and certainly something for everyone. In addition to simply soaking up the scenery and relaxing in the surroundings, let your taste buds be tickled and your creative side tempted!
Chainbridge Miniature Railway - RuswarpCome and ride these little trains - 7 1/4" gauge track, around beautiful 4 acre grounds. Chainbridge Riverside Retreats. Special Steam Weekends - please phone for details.
Wheeldale Roman Road, English Heritage - GoathlandA mile-long stretch of enigmatic ancient road - probably Roman but possibly later or earlier - amid wild and beautiful moorland, still with its hard core and drainage ditches.
Whenever you choose a coach holiday or coach tour to Whitby you are sure to find plenty to see and do. If you cannot find a suitable coach tour to Whitby contact us and let our experienced coach holiday operators help you find your perfect coach holiday. Remember, we are the UK's leading coach holiday website with the best coach trips to Whitby and cheapest Whitby coach holidays online.