Situated in the heart of the old town, the Shepherd’s Purse provides a perfect base from which to explore the ancient seaport of Whitby. Our well appointed, and comfortable accommodation is behind busy Church Street in a choice of galleried rooms over looking the courtyard.

The rooms are en-suite and have four-poster or brass bedsteads and country furniture, either with a bath or a shower.

The perfect romantic hideaway...

* Eviivo's Hidden Gem winners 2017 *


Room 1 is a cosy double room situated on the ground floor. Pretty white Four Poster bed with En-Suite Bath & shower. It has a small decked area outside your door so you can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of our secret garden.

Room 2 is a cosy double room situated on the ground floor. White Four Poster bed with lace curtains and En-Suite shower room. It has a small decked area outside your door so you can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of our secret garden.

Room 3 is a romantic room with gorgeous brass captains bed and En-Suite bath & shower. Balcony room overlooking the garden. Perfect for romantic couples.

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Room 4 is a pretty room situated on the second floor of our accommodation, it is our smallest but cosiest room therefore suitable as a single room.

Room 5 is a romantic pretty four poster bed, private balcony and luxurious jacuzzi air spa bath. Perfect for a honeymoon couple or relaxing romantic getaway.

Exciting NEW Romantic suite

The Dove Loft is a second floor light, bright attic room, with a beautiful Moroccan double bed , comfortable snug lounge and contemporary style slipper bath. 

 * Top Rated on Late Rooms 2017 *

Please feel free to ring us at anytime to check dates and prices. We are happy to take your booking over the phone as we can direct you to the best room available and arrange your check in time.  For bookings & more information please contact us. 



Parking is situated in the pay and display car park on Church Street next to the harbour side - £8.00 for 24 hours and 3 minutes walking distance. We are also pleased that Whitby now has a Park & Ride on the outskirts of town opposite Cross Butts Farm. On busy weekends The Abbey Car park has ample space with a short walk down the steps and a beautiful view of our historical town. 

Check in time is between 12 o'clock and 2 o'clock but if you would like a late arrival please let us know and we will be happy to meet you. We are also in the office from 9.15 for you to drop your bags off, should you arrive early and want to go for a wonder around the town. 

Summer: 2 night minimum stay.

We are so lucky be situated on the edge of the breathtaking North Yorkshire Moors, close to woodland and stunning coastline. We sit just under Whitby Abbey on the ancient East Side of Church Street Whitby. The Old Workshops was a bustling jet workshops in Victorian days. Steeped in history and full a character and old world charm. 


The Secret Garden

A pretty space away from the hustle and bustle of Church Street 

Our secret garden with its rambling clematis and scented flowers is the perfect place to unwinded. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful space in the centre of town, With the white washed walls and blue ceramic flower pots, it's a very special space. 

Sit a while and enjoy the calm. Take your tea & coffee's into the garden and watch the butterflies dance.

* Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 5 Years in a row *