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11. Posted by Trebor Illusion (Budding Member 261 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

There's also a place called Cheddar which seems like would be more fun if I had a car or drove; I haven't looked into 'Cheddar for the Pedestrian' yet, but, I know it looks beautiful and it's in Somerset. It's great if you love cheese, I'm not seeing that I want to go to Cheddar before I ever get my driver's license, I'm 34, and haven't been tested yet; if I ever want to drive anywhere in the UK, it's Cheddar, I mean, getting there might be 'meah' from London, IDK, but, once you're all booked in, you wake up, there, in Cheddar, and the roads are just there for you to enjoy, it looks amazing.

I however got what I wanted with Whitby by fluke and dumb luck.
I managed to get 2 nights in Whitby at 2 locations.
I wanted 3, however, I waited so long my 1st night to rest up was booked everywhere under £800.00 a night, and I am not paying that for Whitby, sorry...
So that left me with... Sunday in... Tuesday out...
Today was a day of satisfaction that I've booked; my night/wee hours of the morning however were spent in mad dash to work out places for Saturday Night between York an Whitby then Robin Hood's Bay had a place for Friday Night! (1 extra day) so I was so tempted to spend more time in Robin Hood's Bay and less time in Whitby, but then....
? The infamous Saturday night...
When Malton looked like a good idea, I decided, I got what I wanted, but it's a Sunday .

It's a big night for Whitby...
I mean, Whitby is a party town it seems, but I so happen to have scored 2 excellent dates for this Dracula town, so I wonder, do I bring up a Gibson and a costume and try and open mic it/rock it in Whitby that festival or what?

I'd have to phone up some people who know better (the venues in Whitby doing these nights) and see if I've got a chance to open mic it with a guitar.

12. Posted by Trebor Illusion (Budding Member 261 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

I mean, Malton is nice for Saturday Night, I took one look at that castle and thought 'yeah', then I saw 4 beds and thought 'nooo'...

13. Posted by Trebor Illusion (Budding Member 261 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Is 2 nights enough for Whitby?

Let's say check in is 3 pm and I arrive at 3 pm or 4 pm or 5 pm... On a Sunday...

I'd probably be too late to go shopping.

It will be during their Goth Weekend though so I expect to be it really busy when I arrive (which is fine, if crowds of Goths are like other years I've seen of their Goth Weekend on YouTube, I could just wade in through the people to get to my hotel, I'm okay with that), but... Is 2 nights enough for Whitby? I fear I might be arriving too late on Day 1 if I arrive at 4 pm, but I don't know, I've never been.
I'm going at a time of year when I hope the sun is still out at that time of the day.
But I've got all of Monday and I could hang around Tuesday I guess after I've checked out for an extra day like that, but, during Goth Weekend in Whitby...
Is arriving at 3pm on the last day too late?

What time does Whitby's shops shut on Sunday?

TBH, because of Covid, I've ruled out dining in because the hotel told me that that's not happening, so I'm not going to get a Sunday Dinner and have Yorkshire Puddings in Yorkshire, but that's only because of Covid...
I still however can eat in/have food delivered or go out for take out, so I'm fine with that, just means I won't be able to get a Sunday dinner at the hotel when I arrive on Sunday...

Please, if anyone knows Whitby on a Sunday or on a Goth Day Sunday, when is the best time of day to arrive and still see things open?

[ Edit: Edited on 24 Apr 2021, 01:09 GMT by Trebor Illusion ]

14. Posted by Trebor Illusion (Budding Member 261 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Bold Street!

In the mad rush and excitement I forgot about Bold Street!

Might just day trip it though.

...

A day in Liverpool from London...

Hmmmm....

What time would I arrive in Liverpool, what time will last service home be?
How long is the journey?

Hmmm...

If what I wanted wasn't right next to the train station, I'd consider flying up and down, I really would, but the train station leads to Bold Street, so, taking the train I suppose.

Maybe I could look and book and spend a little time up there (so more than just a day trip).

[ Edit: Edited on 24 Apr 2021, 02:29 GMT by Trebor Illusion ]

15. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2551 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

>What time does Whitby's shops shut on Sunday?

Sunday opening hours are shorter than weekdays everywhere in England (Wales, Scotland an NI have their own rules) but exact times vary according to local council requirements and individual shop choice. Not all shops open on Sunday but 1000 to 1600 is most common.

>I've ruled out dining in because the hotel told me that that's not happening,

You said you've booked a YHA hostel. It's not a hotel. The attached cafe is already open for outside dining and, all being well, by the time you visit in September indoor dining will be available too. Check-in is 1700. https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-whitby

>Is arriving at 3pm on the last day too late?

Too late for what? Many Goths will be making their way home by 3pm (work the next day....) though some will stay until Monday. Pubs will of course be open and many will be serving food into the evening (there's a Wetherspoons....). Shops and sights will probably close at 1600.

[ Edit: Edited on 24 Apr 2021, 07:26 GMT by leics2 ]

16. Posted by Trebor Illusion (Budding Member 261 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting leics2

>What time does Whitby's shops shut on Sunday?

Sunday opening hours are shorter than weekdays everywhere in England (Wales, Scotland an NI have their own rules) but exact times vary according to local council requirements and individual shop choice. Not all shops open on Sunday but 1000 to 1600 is most common.

>I've ruled out dining in because the hotel told me that that's not happening,

You said you've booked a YHA hostel. It's not a hotel. The attached cafe is already open for outside dining and, all being well, by the time you visit in September indoor dining will be available too. Check-in is 1700. https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-whitby

>Is arriving at 3pm on the last day too late?

Too late for what? Many Goths will be making their way home by 3pm (work the next day....) though some will stay until Monday. Pubs will of course be open and many will be serving food into the evening (there's a Wetherspoons....). Shops and sights will probably close at 1600.

Yes, I've booked my final night at the YHA (because of it's cool location) however, the first night/night I arrive I've opted for one of Whitby's pub hotels.
I am tempted to extend my stay, and if I do, it will be at one of those, as that YHA as cool of a location as it is, isn't the best at other things (has no TV, and if I'm going to be spending a week anywhere, it better have a TV), but is perfect for what I want it for; to be next to the Abbey for a night.
If I extend my time in Whitby (I am tempted) I'd be booking at this place I like the look of.
I've thought about extending for 1 night, 2 nights, 3 nights even, (to take me up to Friday) but; is Whitby worth it.
I'm only looking at extending in Whitby so I can relax more and be in less of a rush to see/do everything in the area.
But I don't want to book, find I've done everything in 2 days and feel home sick (which might happen) stuck in another non refundable hotel for 3 nights.

I have sort of lucked out in my bookings already;
night 1, The White Horse and Griffin; central location; even has some providence; I booked the last room they had for that night I arrive.
It's there where I can't get my Sunday Roast on because of Covid.
Then, to be all close up next to the Abbey and what looks like a short walk and 199 Steps away, the YHA for night 2.
If I wanted night 3 (or 4 or 5), They'd be at The George (just because the TV is better and it's closer to the Train and Bus Station there so I figure I'd like its location for when it's time to leave....

I do however love the dates I've book and maybe just 2 nights in Whitby is more than enough and I can return to the George maybe next summer and see Robin Hood's Bay and anything in Whitby I didn't get to then, as I don't want to go this summer before my October trip.

[ Edit: Edited on 24 Apr 2021, 11:36 GMT by Trebor Illusion ]

17. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2551 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

You originally said you'd booked all your nights at the YHA hostel.

> is Whitby worth it.

Yes. And Scarborough, Robin Hood's Bay, York, Staithes are all an easy bus ride away....

> It's there where I can't get my Sunday Roast on because of Covid.

If you're still planning your trip for the autumn (Goth weekend is 29th-31st October?) it's very likely indeed that you'll be able to get your Sunday roast (assuming that pub serves food on Sunday evening, which it almost certainly does). Don't assume Covid regulations will be the same then as they are now.

18. Posted by Trebor Illusion (Budding Member 261 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting leics2

You originally said you'd booked all your nights at the YHA hostel.

> is Whitby worth it.

Yes. And Scarborough, Robin Hood's Bay, York, Staithes are all an easy bus ride away....

> It's there where I can't get my Sunday Roast on because of Covid.

If you're still planning your trip for the autumn (Goth weekend is 29th-31st October?) it's very likely indeed that you'll be able to get your Sunday roast (assuming that pub serves food on Sunday evening, which it almost certainly does). Don't assume Covid regulations will be the same then as they are now.

Sunday in, Tuesday out, so arrive Halloween, make my way to the hotel on that Sunday, check out November 1st/All Souls Day/Day of the Dead, check in next to that cool cemetery and Abbey on November 1st/All Souls Day/Day of the Dead.
If I extend to the 5th, it will be until Bonfire Night.

Might just extend to Thursday and be home/back in London for bonfire night/Friday night actually.

Day 1, Halloween, booked central cool looking place, doesn't hold my bags in a locker, check in from 3 pm, I'd be lucky to arrive by 3 pm (maybe).
Day 2, All Souls day, cool Abbey and stuff and be up there that night on November 1st.

Maybe I could do night 3 (and maybe night 4) at the George; I may not be able to step off the bus and walk yards to it when I get there, but I like the idea of checking out and walking yards to get the bus out of Whitby.
...
If I did extend though, would give me ample time for Robin Hood's Bay, but it is November; maybe come back in the Summer me thinks and just leave Whitby for Halloween/All Souls day.. ?

2 days enough for shopping and sight seeing?
Sunday and Monday and Tuesday (I can leave my bags at the YHA and go sight seeing after check out and pick them up before leaving).

The guitar shop I spoke to is open 2 days a week it seems; but they're open on Monday (not on Tuesday, Wednesday) etc... but Monday they are, so I lucked out again as I found that out after I booked.

Sunday Night/Monday - White Horse, check out at 10 am, take my bags to the storage at the YHA, spend Monday in Whitby, use the room from check in time, spend the night up there by the Abbey, check out, leave my bags in the storage, pick them up after I've done seeing Whitby on Tuesday and head home.
Should be enough, right? And the dates and locations are amazing, in my opinion.

I left it too late to find anything under £800.00 a night for Saturday, Whitby's all booked up then, so I'm arriving on Sunday/Halloween and considering maybe extending my stay for extra nights after the 2nd, and I'm not springing for the rooms that are left before the 31st unless it were the Ritz.

[ Edit: Edited on 24 Apr 2021, 11:56 GMT by Trebor Illusion ]

19. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2290 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Trebor Illusion

if I'm going to be spending a week anywhere, it better have a TV

It sounds like you're quite a creature of habit, wanting the same TV, supermarket and meals as at home. Is this going to be your first trip outside London?

20. Posted by Trebor Illusion (Budding Member 261 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting AndyF

Quoting Trebor Illusion

if I'm going to be spending a week anywhere, it better have a TV

It sounds like you're quite a creature of habit, wanting the same TV, supermarket and meals as at home. Is this going to be your first trip outside London?

Love me some habit.
lol

I'm looking at Chinese food because it's take out only/deliveries only; so as much as I love the idea of a Yorkshire roast in Yorkshire when I arrive on Sunday, hotel told me it ain't happening because of Covid.
So, Chinese food or chicken wings or pizza.

I thought they had a Tesco, but I was wrong, Scarborough does, but I ain't going to Scarborough or 15 miles to a Tesco, so that's not happening.

I learned that one Fish & Chip shop is the best, while another Fish & Chip shop boasted being caterers to Amazon's The Grand Tour when it stayed in Whitby, so, I'm going with the Grand Tour one.

Should be more than enough food options for 2 days, me thinks.

[ Edit: Edited on 24 Apr 2021, 12:05 GMT by Trebor Illusion ]

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