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Whitby is situated on one of Britains’s finest stretches of coastline, offering cliffs, fine bays, safe sandy beaches and a string of costal towns and villages to explore. Wonderful countryside lies just 10 munites inland.

To the south, old fisherman’s cottages tumble to the rocky beach of Robin Hood’s Bay, and to the north lies the quiet and pretty village of Sandsend and the quant fishing village of Staithes.

Inland, the North Yorkshire Moors offer vast areas of empty, beautiful heather moorland, sparsley dotted with sleepy villages. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway runs throughout the year, and is a delightful way to see some of the moorland countryside. The market towns of Pickering, Malton and Helmsley are within easy reach and the beautiful city of York is only an hour away by car.

Several of the nearby villages and towns have excellent pubs and restaurants serving imaginative home cooked food, in generous proportions. Some have attractive gardens and welcoming fires in the cooler months.

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