Increasingly popular with tourists, this once important fishing port is an ideal location for singles, couples and family holidays. In fact, it has a little something to offer everyone. Walkers and hikers are ideally placed for coastal walks and national trails.Whitby’s historic past is well able to cater to those wishing to discover fascinating facts regarding its maritime traditions, railway innovations and religious background. Sandy beaches, amusements and sporting activities can suit families of all ages. In fact, all ages can be catered for in this popular holiday destination. Easy access is afforded along the harbour on the West side for the less mobile and the wheelchair user. The east side, although having cobbled streets, is suitable for wheelchairs but may require more effort!!

The dietry needs for the visitors are well cared for by the abundance of cafes and Whitby Restaurants with a price range to suit most pockets. The local bus and railway station together with the road links ensure that transport to and from the town is easily accessible to both public transport users and also the motorist.

One of the most important choices made by the visitor is that of accommodation. Whether the potential visitor wishes to stay for a short break, a weekend away or an annual holiday, the accommodation choice is paramount in respect of standards required and the actual costs involved.

Whitby has a plethora of differing types of accommodation on offer to visitors and tourists. From the grandest of hotels to the smallest bed and breakfast establishment, there is something to suit every budget. One choice, however, can be said to offer real ‘value for money’ and that is the Whitby Guest House.

Whitby Guest House owners endeavour to offer their customers a package of bed and breakfast in comfortable homely surroundings with the personal touch of a smaller establishment. Quite often, these guest houses are the private homes of the proprietor and their families and as such are maintained to a high degree. The establishments listed with the local tourist information office and the local council must adhere to certain rules and regulations creating a certain degree of confidence in the accommodation on offer.

Each of the guest houses are individual and, therefore, have no requirement to be decorated within the guidelines of some of the larger hotel chains. On offer can be the quaint guest house with chintz curtains, ornamental decoration and a quintessentially homely feel. This could be next door to a thoroughly contemporary guest house with minimalist furnishings and an altogether modernistic approach. Some may have ‘themes’ i.e. gothic or Mediterranean with furnishings and fittings to match.Encouraging recycling and natural furnishings in an effort of lessen the carbon footprint!! Increasingly nowadays, there are a number of ‘green’ establishments offering the option to reduce energy with their particular level of commitment to ‘saving the planet’.

Facilities offered by the Whitby Guest Houses are in keeping with standards across the rest of the country. Although some may have been operating for many, many years, this does not indicate a lack of commitment to updating and refurbishing. The majority of the guest houses can offer a proportion of their rooms to be en-suite in line with modern day requirements. No longer is the option of a large number of rooms sharing one bathroom.

With the ever increasing numbers of establishments opening their doors and the well established guest houses already operating, it is relatively easy to find the perfect place to enjoy a vacation.

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