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Magnolia Guest House and Holiday Let Accommodation in Whitby.

16 Abbey Terrace, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3HQ.

Call - 01947 602683 or Email enquiries@magnoliawhitby.co.uk

The Magnolia Guest House offers room only and self-catering holiday accommodation and is ideally situated in the heart of Whitby on the West Cliff close to all of Whitby's amenities.

Guests have easy access to all of Whitby's superb attractions including
the Cliff Top, Whitby Abbey, Whitby Harbour and Whitby Town Centre
with its delightful specialist shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Whitby Guest Houses: The Magnolia

The holiday accommodation at Magnolia Guest House in Whitby
is only two minutes' walk to the promenade and less than 5 minutes' walk to the Whalebone Arch, Whitby Pavilion and the Cliff Lift for access
to Whitby Beach.  It is only five to ten minutes' walk to Whitby
Town Centre, the beautiful, historic Whitby Harbour, Lighthouses and Piers
and 'Old Whitby'.


Whether you are visiting Whitby and North Yorkshire for the first time or are a regular visitor to Whitby, you may find the following information about Whitby useful.

About Whitby

Whitby has a population of around 14,000 people. Situated in North Yorkshire on the East Coast of England,
Whitby is surrounded by the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. The river Esk runs from the moors along
Eskdale and through Whitby to the North Sea.

Above the town on the East Cliff is Whitby Abbey which was founded as early as 656 by Abbess Hilda.

In the middle ages, Whitby developed as a fishing port catching mainly herring. Whitby was also an important
whaling port for a time, as can be seen at the town museum and at the whale bone arch on Whitby's West
Cliff. Whitby has produced many fine sailors: William Scoresby, who invented the "crows nest" lookout for
sailors in 1807 and Captain Cook to mention just two. In the 17th and 18th centuries Whitby's ships were
involved in the transportation of iron ore and coal to and from Tyneside.

Every year hundreds of thousands of tourists come to Whitby to visit attractions, the surrounding countryside
and to attend the various festivals that happen in Whitby throughout the year.

Apart from its beach, museums, craft shops and tea rooms many people visit Whitby for its literary and
television associations. Bram Stoker based part of his novel "Dracula" in Whitby and mentions St Marys
church and the 199 steps - both on the east side of Whitby.
Lewis Carroll, author of "Alice in Wonderland" was supposedly inspired to write his poem "The walrus and the
carpenter" by his walks along Whitby beach. More recently, the town of Whitby and surrounding villages were
the setting of the TV series "Heartbeat". Whitby has many pubs, tea shops, fish shops, cafes and
restaurants all with a charm of their own.

West Cliff

Whitby's West Cliff houses most of the hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and holiday accommodation, including 
the Holiday Letting Accommodation at The Magnolia Guest House. West Cliff has its own landmarks - a statue of James Cook,
who sailed from Whitby, and a whalebone arch, commemorating the once large whaling industry.  

Please have a look at our Holiday Links page to see other places of interest in Whitby.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Magnolia Guest House - Holiday Letting Accommodation in Whitby, North Yorkshire