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For baggage drop off and on-street parking please read the following:

From the front of the guest house, head up Bagdale away from town centre and turn right at every junction (3 rights) and you will be coming down Brunswick St. Then take the 2nd right into Walker St.  The rear entrance is 80 yards up on left hand side. Parking regulations have recently altered. There is on-street parking with a permit (free from the White Linen), if available, on the right up as far as the steps.

If there are no spaces, pull in before the garages start and unload, you will be ok for 5 minutes  while you check in.

The closest on-street parking is on Chubb Hill, the first half of St Hildas Terrace or Spring Vale.

Or there are the town centre pay and display car parks next to the Co-op, about 400yards away.

We hope this helps.


Whitby is a small fishing town, totally unspoilt by time, with it’s winding cobbled streets and fascinating shops, you will find local crafts such as jewelry made from the famous Whitby Jet and local victorian photographs by Frank Meadow Sutcliff.

The town is famous for its seafood and Whitby fish and chips are definitely not to be missed!

Many of the Whitby Hotels, Whitby Guest houses and Whitby B&B’s are converted period buildings, as is the White Linen Guest House, and there are also many old inns , coffee shops and seafood restaurants which are set in fantastic period buildings as well.

The harbour dominates the town overlooked by the Ancient ruins of Whitby Abbey.

Whitby has many associations with famous characters such as Dracula and Captain Cook. You could even partake in one of the many ghost walks available form the cliff top each evening if you dare! It is the perfect place for walking holidays, biking holidays and family holidays, with its stunning coastline and famous sandy beaches. Trips to sea are available on a wide variety of boats from the powerboat Velocity to the more tranquil scaled down replica of Captain Cook’s ship the Endeavour, you can even take a trip on Whitby’s old lifeboat the Mary-Anne Hepworth, or you can even take a ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway which now comes right in Whitby’s town centre.

If your looking for an active holiday then why not try a little golf, surfing, fishing ,horse riding, sailing etc. The choice is endless in Whitby.

What ever you’re looking for, we’re sure your Whitby holiday will only be made better by choosing our bed and breakfast for your stay. Whitby Guest Houses are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality and the White Linen Guest House is no exception to this, so call now to check availability.

Britain’s best beachside family B&Bs

By Simon Creasey

Whitby, North Yorkshire

With their inspired combo of boutique-hotel decor and B&B welcome, the Thomsons are in grave danger of giving the British guesthouse a good name. Richard grew up sizzling sausages at his parents’ Whitby hotel, but travelled the world before returning to take up the toast rack again. The morning menu now runs from the refined (smoked salmon and scrambled eggs) to the rustic (famous Whitby kippers from the local smokehouse).

7 crisply trimmed white bedrooms in a restored Georgian shipping magnate’s house with original shutters and chandeliers. Family stays are good value and in short supply, so move fast to bag a few days this summer.

At the beach: Whitby is for people who like their beach holiday encrusted in barnacles – from White Linen it’s a 10-minute walk along the river to the harbour, with its jolly- jack-tar atmosphere. From there, two miles of blue-flag, yellow-sand beach unfurl under West Cliff; plenty of room for extreme Frisbee-throwing in the North Sea breeze. When the tide does for your sandcastles, there is ruined Whitby Abbey (, with its creepy Dracula connections; or the steam train to Goathland – Hogsmeade in Harry Potter (

Details: two adults from £85 B&B,  07771710153,