Although Whitby is stunning on its own merits, there is so much more to the area than just the town. Not far in either direction we have some amazingly beautiful villages. If the coast is your thing then take a look at Robin Hoods Bay, Staithes And Runswick. Head inland a bit and you have the atmospheric moorland and all the little villages of The Esk Valley. Lealholm, Glaisdale, Danby, Catleton, Rosedale are all worth a visit.