Christmas Breaks in the UK: A Festive Retreat at Saltburn Holiday Lets

Discover the Joy of Christmas breaks in Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Whitby

Dive into the festive season and immerse yourself in a Christmas break at Saltburn Holiday Lets, perfectly nestled in the charming Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Furthermore, this experience offers the opportunity to witness the enchantment of Christmas not only in the local area but also in the historic and captivating town of Whitby.

Saltburn-by-the-Sea: A Hub of Festive Activities

Saltburn-by-the-Sea and the surrounding areas of Redcar and Cleveland are alive with festive spirit. Key events include:

  • Redcar Lights Switch On and Illumination Parade: A spectacular event to start the festive season, featuring a parade and the switching on of Christmas lights (More details).
  • Eston Christmas Market: A traditional Christmas market experience with unique gifts and festive foods (More details).
  • Saltburn Christmas Parade and Light Switch On: An enchanting parade that brings the town to life with festive lights and cheer (More details).
  • Georgian Christmas at Kirkleatham Museum: Step back in time and enjoy a Georgian-style Christmas with a range of activities and crafts (More details).
  • Ice Sculpture Trail in Saltburn: Marvel at stunning ice sculptures, creating a magical trail for families to explore (More details).

These events, amongst many others, provide a rich tapestry of festive experiences, from traditional markets to unique historical celebrations.

Christmas breaks at saltburn and whitby

Whitby’s Festive Charm

A short journey from Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Whitby offers its own Christmas magic. Highlights of the season in Whitby typically include:

  • Christmas Markets: A festive highlight, Whitby’s Christmas markets offer a range of handcrafted gifts, local produce, and festive entertainment (More details).
  • Made in Whitby Christmas Festival: Held at Whitby Brewery, this event features live music, traditional Christmas treats, and a charming Dickensian atmosphere (More details).
  • Christmas Events and Performances: Whitby hosts various events such as live music performances and Christmas themed festivals that bring the town’s rich history and culture to life during the festive season (More details).

Whitby’s blend of historical charm and festive activities makes it a perfect complement to your Christmas break at Saltburn Holiday Lets.

Why Choose Saltburn Holiday Lets for Your Christmas Breaks

  • Ideal Location: Perfectly situated to enjoy the festive events in both Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Whitby.
  • Festive Ambience: The holiday lets are decked out in Christmas décor, offering a cosy, seasonal atmosphere.
  • Comfort and Convenience: Each let is equipped with modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable and relaxing stay.
  • Local Insight: Our team can guide you to the best local events and hidden gems for an authentic festive experience.

Experience the Magic of a UK Christmas

Opting for a stay at Saltburn Holiday Lets during the Christmas season is more than just choosing a place to stay; it’s a doorway to fully immersing yourself in the festive spirit prevalent across the UK. As you enjoy the vibrant local celebrations, you’ll have the chance to forge unforgettable memories and wholeheartedly embrace the season’s joy, all set against the backdrop of a stunning coastal landscape.

Must-Visit Attractions Near Saltburn Holiday Lets

When you stay at a Saltburn Holiday Let, is it the comfortable surroundings of your accommodation that captivate. But also the local attractions, each a gem in its own right, beckon exploration. From historic sites to mouth-watering local cuisine, here’s a curated list of must-visit spots around Saltburn.

Whitby: A Historic Town With Timeless Charm

Only a short journey away, Whitby is a treasure trove of history and beauty. Furthermore, Its stunning abbey, quaint streets, and the evocative Whitby Goth Weekend make it a top pick for many travellers. To delve deeper into Whitby’s history and attractions, visit the official Visit Whitby Website

Whitby Abbey against a clear sky

Breakfast in Saltburn

Start your day right by indulging in a delicious breakfast in Saltburn. Moreover, Be it a classic English breakfast or something light, there’s no shortage of places to have a splendid morning meal.

Pristine beach with Northern Lights illuminating the night sky

The Beach Experience

The beaches near Saltburn are simply pristine. Additionally, whether it’s for a sunny day out, or to catch the ethereal beauty of the Northern Lights in Saltburn, the coastline here is a must-visit.

Discover more about the fascinating phenomenon of the Northern Lights and the best times to witness them.

The Culinary Delight: Parmo

First and foremost, no trip to the area is complete without savouring a Parmo, a Northern delicacy. As a result, you’ll get a taste of local culinary heritage

A Seaside Retreat

The best part about Saltburn? After all, it’s the peace and tranquillity. From unwinding by the sea to immersing yourself in nature, the experiences here are unparalleled.

Shadowy caves and old pathways of Saltburn

Adventures in the Smugglers’ World

Dive deep into history with the tales and trails of smugglers at Saltburn. Interestingly, it’s an experience that transports you back in time.

Learn more about the thrilling history of smugglers in Saltburn.

Family-Friendly Activities

To illustrate, Saltburn ensures fun for the whole family. With child-friendly holiday cottages and a plethora of activities, it’s perfect for kids and adults alike. For a comprehensive list of family activities in Saltburn, check out this guide.”

Eco-Friendly Stays

With this in mind, Saltburn offers EV charging points for those conscious about their carbon footprint.

Dog-Friendly Holiday Lets

On the one hand, travelling with pets can be challenging. On the other hand, dog-friendly holiday lets in Saltburn ensure a hassle-free experience for both you and your furry companion.

A happy dog playing on the beach

In essence, the vicinity of Saltburn Holiday Lets is brimming with attractions for every kind of traveller. Make your itinerary, pack your bags, and set off for an unforgettable holiday experience.

Whitby Goth Weekend 2023 Guide: Embracing the Darkness

Whitby Goth Weekend 2023 Guide: Embracing the Darkness

The bewitching town of Whitby, with its haunting ruins and rich Dracula-infused history, prepares to host one of its most iconic annual events – the Whitby Goth Weekend. Scheduled for 27th-29th October 2023, this extravagant celebration promises to be a spectacle like no other. If you’re searching for an ideal place to stay, Saltburn holiday lets offer cosy, accessible lodgings just a short journey away.

Delving into the Whitby Goth Weekend

Celebrating the gothic subculture, Whitby Goth Weekend has, over the years, evolved into a larger, more inclusive event. From the classic Victorian goth aesthetics to steampunk, cybergoth, and beyond, everyone finds a corner here. Attendees, dressed in their darkly artistic finery, bring an otherworldly feel to the already magical town.

Whitby Goth Weekend

Why Saltburn Holiday Lets are the Perfect Choice

While Whitby will be bustling with activities, Saltburn, a serene town nearby, offers tranquillity. The charm of Saltburn holiday lets lies in their blend of comfort and convenience. After a day of soaking in the gothic vibes, they provide a peaceful haven for rest and rejuvenation.

Whitby’s Attractions: More Than Just the Goth Weekend

Beyond the goth celebration, Whitby is a treasure trove of historical wonders and stunning landscapes. From the Whitby Abbey to the picturesque harbour, the town constantly mesmerises its visitors. Ensure you carve out time to explore these gems during your stay.

Making the Most of Your Trip

To fully appreciate the Whitby Goth Weekend, firstly, it’s crucial to truly immerse oneself. Furthermore, by participating in the events and subsequently connecting with fellow goth enthusiasts, you can then truly feel the spirit of Whitby take over. It’s important to note that the weekend is not solely about appearances; in fact, it’s a celebration of a rich culture and, above all, a communal adoration for all things dark and enchanting. After such an exhilarating experience, you can then unwind and relax in our hot tub area.

A Day Trip To Whitby

What to expect on a day trip to Whitby. When staying with us in Saltburn, you might fancy a trip out to explore some other nearby places. We’re so lucky to be surrounded by lots of beautiful towns and villages, so thought that we’d share our favourites with you here on our blog.
So far, almost all of our guests have visited Whitby, so it felt like a good place to start! It’s a really popular place, that most of you have probably heard of, and it’s definitely worth a visit.
Our holiday homes are only 17 miles away, which equates to a short 30 minute drive along the coast. There are also buses that can take you directly from Saltburn to Whitby too, or a great Park & Ride just outside of town.

Whitby Port

Be it the coldest day of Winter, the hottest day of Summer, or anything in between, you can always appreciate and enjoy Whitby. It’s magical, it’s inspiring and it’s such a friendly place to be. We’re partial to a tray of fish and chips, while sitting on the pier or looking over the harbour, all the time ducking and diving to avoid the seagulls, but they really just add to the atmosphere, despite being a bit scary when they’re flying full steam ahead with their eyes glued to your chips! I’m also a big fan of the Whitby ice creams, they seem bigger and better than the rest, and thankfully the seagulls aren’t quite as tempted by ice creams as they are the fish & chips. On a nice day, you can’t beat a stroll along the little cobbled streets, ice cream in hand, exploring all of the cute little gift shops and cafes… Every time you visit, you will find something or somewhere new.

Whitby Ice Cream and streets

Whitby is a place to relax, it’s a place to go for long walks, sightseeing and exploring the area and it’s a place to enjoy good food. With countless fish & chip shops, little cafes and tearooms, harbour side seafood stalls and restaurants, there are food options for everyone. Some of my personal favourite places to eat include The Fisherman’s Shack or Trenchers for the fish & chips, the kipper smokehouse for delicious fresh kippers, Rusty Shears for amazing sandwiches and drinks in their adorable courtyard and Botham’s for all of the delicious cakes, afternoon tea and the most indulgent hot chocolates you have ever set eyes on. If you fancy a drink, head to Abbey Wharf, which has amazing views of the harbour, or The Moon & Sixpence for cocktails. If you’re willing to drive a few miles out of town, I highly recommend The Stables at Crossbutts for a delicious evening meal or Sunday roast.

Whitby Seaside

If you have children, there are so many things to do to keep them entertained; paddle in the sea or build sandcastles on the beach, walk along the pier and if you’re feeling brave enough you can go up into the lighthouse, put your walking shoes on and climb the 199 steps up to the abbey (trust me, the views are worth it!), go on a boat trip out to sea (there’s even a pirate themed one!), devour countless ice cream and sweets from all of the stalls along the harbour, play on the slot machines in the arcades, explore the little and almost hidden streets and alleys, visit the glass shop where you can watch them making ‘Lucky Ducks’, visit the Whitby Jet or RNLI Museums, the John Bull shop and the Dracula Experience and at certain times of year, the replica of HMS Endeavour is in the harbour too, for boat trips or just to walk around and explore, it’s there at the moment, and its definitely worth a look.

The seafood shack whitby
Whitby port

Have you ever been to Whitby before, or will you be visiting for the first time when you stay with us?
I’d love to know your favourite shops, places to eat and things to do when you’re there.