A Gateway to the North Yorkshire Moors, Whitby town is a marvellous base from which to explore the pretty moor villages such as Goathland and Grosmont. In summer the North Yorkshire Moors Railway runs steam trains from Whitby to the delightful market town of Pickering. Whitby’s favourite son is explorer Captain James Cook and Whitby is well known as the setting for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. There are museums and ghost walks and a host of delightful gift shops where you will find something original to take home. Ammonite Cottage is the perfect base from which to explore the town and farther afield.