Commanding a superb clifftop position, the Royal Whitby Hotel offers guests a tranquil stay in spacious surroundings with stunning views over the sea. 

With 115 well-appointed bedrooms and the opportunity to upgrade from Standard grade to luxurious Premier accommodation, the Royal has everything you need for a relaxing stay beside the sea, including the recently refurbished restaurant, which offers British classics and international favourites. 

The hotel’s central location provides the perfect base for exploring Whitby and its nearby villages. Famed for its cobbled streets, quaint cottages and pretty harbour, there’s so much to see and do nearby, with a wide range of attractions for all ages and interests. 

Wander over to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and find out more about the famous ‘voyages of discovery’ or meander to the whale watching centre where boats will take you out in search of these beautiful creatures. Take a short drive out from the town to Whitby Abbey, an iconic landmark where visitors can enjoy far-reaching views and a fascinating tour that gives you a glimpse into the abbeys many years of history. Or spend an afternoon exploring the chilling story of Dracula and its connection to Whitby at the Dracula Experience, brought to life through animation, special effects and live actors.

On balmy days, the blue flag beaches lying on each side of the River Esk provide the perfect spot to soak up the sun’s rays. Tate Hill beach is small, sheltered and dog-friendly; while the larger, busier West Cliff beach offers deckchair and windbreak hire, colourful beach huts and a traditional British seaside vibe.

After a day’s exploring, the Royal is a wonderful venue to unwind and recharge. The historic building is tastefully decorated and full of character, with a welcoming bar and an attractive modern ballroom hosting the hotel’s evening entertainers. With a lively programme of comedy, cabaret, dancing, vocals and quizzes, there’s plenty to experience without needing to step outside the door.