Do you think I am exaggerating saying that you need to make the most of a sunny (notice the singular form) day in England? They do not happen very often. A sunny day and scorching temperatures? Without being too stereotypical and before I get drawn into a long conversation about the weather (so typically English!), let me just say that if you are in the north of England, the temperatures are soaring and you’re looking for a great place to wander round, take in the sights and grab something quick to eat, then Whitby in North Yorkshire might be just the spot for you.
Beautiful and charming little streets, even cuter shops with sweets and souvenirs, an imposing abbey, shimmering blue waters, great fish and chips- need I say more? Sooner or later you are bound to end up (pay close attention to the word ‘up’) at the top of the hill, in a ruined abbey overlooking the North Sea. 199 steps will lead you towards the abbey founded in 7th century; the abbey was destroyed during the rein of Henry VIII and also during 1914. Damaged and bruised, it still does take your breath away. And thanks to Bram Stoker who immortalised the town of Whitby in his book Dracula, it is the perfect place to spend a sunny and hot summer day. With the waters so blue that you don’t need to go to the Mediterranean, take a walk with me in Whitby! And if you like the colour blue, you are in for a treat!