Whitby Weekend - by company Director, Tom Ellis

Published: Friday 25th Oct 2013

Written by: Ben Abbott

Last weekend we headed to one of our favourite places in the world; the Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby.

I had everything planned with Friday night dinner booked in at the Marine (serves great Whitby lobster). However on arrival we discovered that the Musicport festival was taking place that evening so cancelled our dinner plans and headed for the Whitby Pavilion.

Musicport is the largest indoor music festival in the UK, and is well worth planning a trip to Whitby around. The music was fantastic, and the range of cuisine on offer was an experience in itself. I sampled some the Tibetan style cuisine. So I can now say I have eaten a Tibetan curry.

After a good nights sleep, we donned our walking boots and climbed the 199 steps from the town centre to the Abbey which overlooks the town. From here we took the Cleveland Way, which is a famous route up the Yorkshire coast which happens to link Whitby and neighbouring Robin Hood’s Bay.

It was roughly a six and a half mile walk along the famous cliffs with fantastic views out to sea. Robin Hood’s bay is a lovely coastal destination, with its quaint cobbled streets and array of fisherman’s houses. There were plenty of boutique style arts and crafts shops that were perfect for picking up a bargain for the Christmas tree. We enjoyed a terrific lunch at The Victoria Hotel; I enjoyed a homemade Italian style mixed fresh seafood chowder. The perfect filling for the walk back to Whitby.

We decided to take a different route back and walked along the Cinder Track, the old railway line between Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby.  A quick pub stop followed at The Hare and Hound in Hawsker before heading back into Whitby.

And I am sure you have been wondering what took us so long, but we finally sampled what Whitby is famous for, fish and chips.  Trenchers Fish and Chip Shop was the chosen eatery, and I can see why Whitby is famed for it. It was also a nice touch that on the board in the restaurant, they had listed which Fisherman had caught the fish that day.

To round off the perfect day we spent Saturday evening in the Station Pub, enjoying live music and a few pints of ale.

Ingrid Flute’s Yorkshire Holiday Cottages can offer a wide range of cottages in Whitby, many offering weekend breaks.

Ben Abbott



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