Escorted Rail Tours to Whitby
Explore Whitby on a holiday by rail
A tour of
Yorkshire would not be complete without a visit to the
seaside town of Whitby, which lies on the North Yorkshire coastline
and is famous as the home town of Captain James Cook. You can visit
Whitby by train on a rail holiday with Great Rail Journeys, as part
of a tour of Yorkshire and Northumberland. The town has been
immortalised is Bram Stoker's Dracula - it is where Dracula arrived
in Britain in the author's famous novel.
You can travel to Whitby by train on the famous North Yorkshire Moors
Railway (NYMR). This wonderful, private heritage railway
operates between Pickering and Whitby, running several services a
day between the town towns and stopping en route at a number of
smaller, village stations including Grosmont and Levisham. In fact,
when you travel to Whitby by train on the NYMR, you will pass
through 'Heartbeat country' - the village of Goathland was
called 'Aidensfield' when it featured in the long-running ITV
On a rail holiday to Whitby you can visit the North Yorkshire
seaside town's beautiful cliff-top abbey, which stands proudly
above the beach and overlooks the harbour. From the harbour there
are 199 steps to reach the Abbey.
While on a rail holiday to Whitby you could enjoy a ghost walk
through the ancient haunted streets of the town. It is reported
that Whitby's Old Town can be a strange, creepy place once darkness
has fallen, with plenty of unnerving incidents having taken place
there. If you prefer vampires to ghosts, you could pass the free
time on your rail holiday to Whitby with a "Dracula experience",
which includes a walk through a tunnel that has been adapted to be
like Dracula's castle.
Other possible activities during a rail holiday to Whitby
include a visit to the Captain Cook Museum and a meal of fish and
chips at the world-famous Magpie Café.