Hanover Cottage is ideally located for accessing
local amenities and public transport links. In a
residential area on Prospect Hill, in the centre of
Whitby, it is surrounded by Victorian town houses
and individually designed detached houses. It's
only a short walk to Pannett Park where you will
find a great maritime themed adventure play area,
cafe and museum. Whitby beaches, harbour, pubs,
shops, eating places and visitor attractions
are a 5-10 minute walk from the house. Public
transport is easily accessed with two bus stops
nearby and the train station is literally just down
Whitby is a beautiful seaport located on the North
East coast of England and is surrounded by the
North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Famed for
its connection to Bram Stokers Dracula and the
explorer Captain James Cook, Whitby has a long
and rich history and has attracted holidaymakers
for hundreds of years. It is a popular destination
as there are plenty of activities and places to visit.
There are two halves to the town divided by the River Esk, which runs from the moors through Whitby to the North Sea. The old fishing port is positioned on the east side of the harbour at the mouth of the river and beneath the cliffs. Wander through a maze of narrow streets, visit individual shops and climb the famous 199 steps leading to the historic Whitby Abbey.
Opposite on the West Cliff is the later seaside resort developed in Victorian times. A statue of Captain James Cook can be found on the West Cliff and a huge whale jawbone, which commemorates the town's whaling industry. Below the West Cliff is a sandy beach stretching 2.5km to the village of Sandsend. With museums, an array of gift shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants Whitby has much to offer, as does the surrounding area. There are events held throughout the year such as Goth Weekend and music festivals. Fish and chips is a must while visiting Whitby and there is plenty of choice, including Trenchers and The Magpie Cafe.
You can explore the Heritage Coast, to discover quaint fishing villages such as Sandsend, Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay to the north and south of Whitby. The resorts of Scarborough and Filey are only a short car journey away and the City of York is just over an hours journey. Inland the villages of Egton, Danby, Grosmont, Goathland, Castleton and Lealholm provide the finest scenery. The North Yorkshire Moors offers excellent walking and cycling and you can always find a tea room or picnic spot.