Whitby is a short car journey away from Old Bears Barn and is well worth exploring.
Split by the river Esk, Whitby is a lovely seaside town with many attractions including Whitby Abbey ruins (the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”), the Church of St. Mary which can be reached by 199 steps, the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and Whitby Jet (a local black gemstone). Seasonal boat trips are also available from the harbour for either fishing or sightseeing.
The cobbled backstreets to the East of the river contain a number of interesting shops which you can access via the swing bridge and to the West of the river there are many eateries and bars. Fish and Chips is definitely a must if you are visiting Whitby and there are many places you can sample it.