General Information about Whitby
The small town of Whitby which was originally a small fishing port has been inhabited since well before 657. Found within the region of Yorkshire and the Humber, Whitby is today home to over 14,000 residents. Whitby is is located just 35 miles away from York and 56 miles away from Middlesbrough, and is also town of North Yorkshire county. Because it is located along the River Esk and close proximity to the North Sea Whitby is fast becoming a popular tourist destination.
The ruins of the Whitby Abbey is one of the most popular and interesting historical buildings of Whitby. The abbey was originally known as Streoneshalh and was founded by the Oswy in 657 A.D who was the King of Northumbria who is also buried at the Whitby Abbey. Whitby comes to life during the months of June and July as this is when the annual Whitby Festival is held.
Travelling to Whitby is simple with regular trains arriving from York and Middlesbrough. It is also possible to travel to Whitby via car and bus.
Hostels in Whitby
Below are a selection of Hostels located in Whitby, England. Alternatively, you can browse through all Whitby Hostels.