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Excuse us for maybe being a little biased, but Whitby is far from your traditional, sleepy coastal town. Packed with so much culture and character, the picturesque seaside town is famous for its important part to play in British history.
It’s the perfect staycation (once restrictions are lifted) for the literary lovers, the food obsessed and jewellery enthusiasts - there’s something for everyone. Before you take the trip, most likely in the summer, get to know Whitby so much better, the beautiful part of Yorkshire that that we are lucky to call home. We have even added a few inspired suggestions of jewellery pieces for you to remember your visit!
Admire the World’s Finest Whitby Jet
Of course, we have to start with our beloved Whitby Jet, naturally found along the North Yorkshire coastline, which Whitby proudly sits in the middle. It is striking in colour and lightweight to wear, making the famous gemstone a popular attraction for the town. Here at Robert & Victoria we are proud to handcraft the finest Whitby Jet jewellery collection in the world and whilst sadly our doors are temporarily closed, we have made sure you can browse our unique selection of rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings online with our shiny new website.
Explore the Ruins of Whitby Abbey
Climb the 199 steps to reach the spectacular ruins of Whitby Abbey that proudly sits high upon the clifftop keeping a watchful eye on the town. Immediately take a rest and enjoy the breathtaking sea view before discovering the vast history of the Abbey, which spans over 2000 years. It was the atmospheric feel of the ruins that dominate the East Cliff headland that inspired Bram Stoker to write the gothic horror novel, Dracula. We won’t give away too much but it’s definitely worth a visit! Take a look at our fabulous Dracula ring and jewellery inspired by the ruins of Whitby Abbey
Tuck into Fish and Chips
No trip to Whitby would be complete without sampling the finest fish and chips! The award winning tasty supper is like no other and after a full day of sightseeing, it’s the perfect takeaway treat whilst you enjoy the view of the harbour. There are so many to choose from it won’t be difficult to find the classic seaside dish that, after all, is best served as a takeaway anyway if the option to dine in isn’t available at the time of your visit. Enjoy your fish and chips in style with our Sterling SIlver Chip Fork
Take a Stroll Along the Beach
Don’t let the unpredictable English weather stop you from enjoying the beautiful sandy beaches of Whitby. Enjoy a blustery windswept walk in the cooler climates or make the most of the sunshine with a relaxing day at the beach. You may even fancy a dip in the sea to cool off and if you’re brave enough to try out some water sports there are many on offer. Explore our Ocean collection - inspired by the wonderful North Yorkshire coast.
Discover the Famous British Explorer, Captain Cook
Find out everything there is to know about the Whitby legend Captain Cook. He lived in our charming seaside town for a while as a trainee for a local shipping firm. In fact, the house where he stayed is now home to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, where you can get to know the adventurer much better. What could reflect Whitby's nautical importance than our Sterling Silver and Amber Anchor pendant.
It’s all about the staycation this year. We all deserve a getaway, and as you can see Whitby is the perfect seaside town to explore with its rich heritage, picturesque views and delicious food.