For my birthday at the start of July we headed to Whitby. Myself and my twin sister try to do something special each year, usually going away on holiday so we can spend our birthday together. I know Whitby isn't that far from Sheffield, but I had never visited before and had heard a lot of good things about it. 

We stayed in a bed and breakfast on the outskirts of Whitby, about a ten minute walk to the town centre, which was next to the sea and harbour. In the town there was plenty to see, eat and drink. The Abbey, is a must 'sea'... get it? With links to Dracula as well as real life history. It is a small treck up a few steps, all ONE-HUNDRED-AND-NINGHTY-NINE of them, but the journey is worth it. At the top were ruins of the abbey and great views of the town and out to sea. 

We arrived on my birthday and as a treat I really fancied lobster; I have a thing for sea food at the moment. I haven't ever had lobster, so I had no idea if I would even like it, well... it turns out I do! It is similar to crab but more tasty, like a giant meaty prawn. We had a lovely meal at the Moon and Sixpence, which overlooks the harbour in Whitby. We all had lobster and loved it.

As most of us hadn't been to Whitby before, there was plenty to explore. I had been looking at places to visit and I really wanted to try the Rusty Shears; a quirky cafe with an Alice in Wonderland feel to it, with tea cups and mirrors in a cottage/courtyard garden outside. We loved it so much, we had to go back again. The second time we visited, my sister and I tried some of the gin; they have a gin of the day and pick from a range of tonics to match.


We couldn't have asked for better weather. It was really hot and sunny so we all came back with slightly red faces. At one point it was almost too hot to sit on the beach because there was no shade from the sun. On the second day people were heading out to sea on boats because they had spotted dolphins in the bay... who would have thought it? Dolphins in Whitby!

I had heard about Beacon Farm Ice-Cream, so I was excited to try it, and I was not disappointed. We visited the farm where it was made, just outside Whitby, and they sold it in a little cafe. I was a little too excited, which meant I did not manage to get a photo of the farm or the ice-cream, but if you do fancy a drive out, make sure you go to Beacon Farm.

Have you been to Whitby before?
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  1. Gorgeous photos - Whitby is one of my favourite places in the world! I was last there over new year, it was a lot greyer and colder then than in your pictures! Happy belated birthday! :) x

    Jess | glitterbat . net

    1. I know, its so pretty. I can't believe I hadn't visited there before. Aww thank you Jess xx

  2. Do glad you had a good time in Whitby! It's not far from us, we go at least once a year! :)