#InspirationWednesday – Whitby

This week, to celebrate Halloween, our #InspirationWednesday location is one which inspired Bram Stoker’s novel ‘Dracula’!


Situated on the Yorkshire Coast, Whitby sits above Scarborough and is within easy reach of the historic city of York, further inland. With a coastline brimming with wildlife (particularly puffins) and plenty of historic sites, such as the 13th century Whitby Abbey and Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby is a relaxed and beautiful location to live.


With boat trips from Whitby harbour and freshly caught fish and chips, this area is perfect for those looking to escape the faster pace of life of the city and enjoy the fresh sea air and tranquillity this coast has to offer.

5 facts about Whitby

1. Whitby offers a ‘Dracula Tour’ to educate visitors about the significance of the seaside town, and the Abbey, on the novel.


2. Twice a year there is a ‘Whitby Gothic Weekend’ in the town, which started in 1994. The town even has a dedicated goth hotel!


3. Captain Cook’s boat, The Endeavor, was built in Whitby.


4. Whitby Abbey was built in AD655. Its history includes being destroyed in Viking Raids, being dissolved by Henry VIII and damaged in WW1.


5. There is a whale jaw bone arch in the town, leaving evidence of the harbour’s interesting history – the harbour was once the location from which whaling trips to Greenland left.

Properties in Whitby

Check out this one bedroom property on Royal Crescent. With a glorious sea view and close proximity to local amenities, you’ll have a front row seat to the charms of this seaside town. Having been recently refurbished, this apartment is smart, homely, has plenty of space, and is the perfect location from which to watch the tide change.




This pleasant home on Carrs Yard is the perfect home if you have young children or guests visiting regularly. It offers a quirky charm with its roof beams in the lounge and snug attic-like feel in the secondary bedroom. It is set back from the seafront, but a perfect central location between the local primary and secondary school.




This pretty 3 bedroom terrace house on Henrietta Street is ideally situated right behind the harbour in Whitby. The old fisherman’s cottage has been refurbished beautifully, retaining the charm of its brick fireplaces and sloping roofs, but updating it into a comfortable family home. This house would be perfect for watching the boats go from and return to the harbour and living in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the town.




Dracula connections aside, Whitby is a friendly, picturesque and historically rich town, perfect for setting up your home.

Have any locations you’d like to see as our #InspirationWednesday? Tweet us with the hashtag!


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