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The Shepherd's Purse

(181 Guest Reviews)

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.6
  • Value 4.5
  • Friendliness 4.8
  • Cleanliness 4.8
  • Facilities 4.3
  • Service 4.7
  • Location 4.9

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The Shepherd's Purse Information

Description

With its quaint cobbled streets and picturesque houses standing on the steep slopes of the River Esk, Whitby is dominated by its cliff top Abbey. Situated along one of Britain’s finest stretches of coastline, with cliffs, lovely bays, safe sandy beaches and attractive villages, Whitby has been a port for more than 1,000 years and is still a seafarers' town today. Laid next to the striking North Yorkshire Moors – for the most breath taking scenery.The narrow streets and alleys climbing down to the quayside still bustle as they have done for centuries and as folklore and tradition are very much part of the Whitby scene, visitors soon find themselves involved. From these centuries-old streets, Where shepherds purse is based, 199 steps lead up to the parish church of St Mary, whose churchyard inspired Bram Stoker to write his world-famous novel, Dracula. As well as attracting many famous visitors, Whitby has produced its own famous sons, not least Captain James Cook, and also the outstanding father and son whaling masters of the Scoresby family. Each month sees performing arts - dance, music and carnivals are just a sample of what’s in store at the Whitby Folk Festival and Regatta, while the Captain Cook Festival celebrates the town’s proud seafaring tradition.From fish & chip and candyfloss culture to boutique bistros serving the finest food from the area.You are bound to be back time and time again. Sea ..Sand ... Forest & The Majestic Moors... Beautiful heather moorland lies at the very heart of the North York Moors National Park. Unenclosed and unsurpassed, this stunning landscape has a quiet drama all of its own.Responding sensitively to the changing seasons, the moorland is a special place whatever time of year.

Facilities

  • Free WiFi internet

Parking

  • Off-site parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's books, videos, games

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Shopping - boutique
  • Shopping - outlet
  • Surfing
  • Walking

Accessibility

N/A

Policies

Check in: 12:30 PM till 5:00 PM
Check out: 10:30 AM
Child Policy: No preference
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: No pets
Accommodation type: Guest house
Booking Terms and Conditions

Directions

  • Train from Whitby Train Station (0.2 miles)
    From Whitby Train station: Follow the Harbour round to the swing bridge in the town centre. Once over the bridge take the second road on the left called Church Street, we are opposite the old market square at number 95 Church Street
  • Road from From the North (Guisborough) (23.0 miles)
    From the North, take the A171 out of Guisbrough, and follow the road across the rolling hills until you're suddenly greeted by a panoramic view of Whitby and the sea. Keep following the road all the way, and you'll arrive in the town, head to the town centre and the small swing bridge, one over the bridge take the second turning on the left and follow the cobbled street until you find us opposite the market square
  • Road from York (47.0 miles)
    From the South, West and South West, follow the A64 from York, then take the A169 from Malton, through Pickering and then across the North Yorkshire Moors, with stunning panoramic views. Stay on the 169 all the way down Blue Bank, through Sleights, and up the other side of the valley to a roundabout connecting you with the A171. Turn right, and follow the road all the way into town
  • Road from Scarborough (19.5 miles)
    From the South East (the East UK coast), follow the A171 coast road North from Scarborough. Stay on the road all the way into Whitby. (see note below about parking in Whitby)

 

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