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The Langley

A charming luxury bed & breakfast

The Langley is ideally situated on Whitby’s popular West Cliff, with panoramic views overlooking the sea and within easy reach of Whitby’s many attractions, including the beach, Crescent Gardens, Crazy Golf, Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool.

This charming Whitby seaside bed and breakfast has been refurbished to a high standard for your comfort. This has resulted in six large luxury rooms consisting of twin, super king size and two gorgeous four-poster beds. Andi, Kerry and our staff take pride in the presentation and cleanliness of our lovely Victorian building. The Langley offers extensive services and amenities to guests, combined with an atmosphere of warmth and friendliness.

Services include full central heating, spacious en-suite facilities with large walk in shower in all rooms, complimentary toiletries, generous courtesy tray, wide screen TV, wifi internet, radio alarm, hairdryer, ironing facilities, safe and mini fridge.

Trip Advisor

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“My wife and I visited the Langley with two friends over the weekend and the welcome we received from the owner's Andi and Kerry was just like meeting old friends. We were shown to our room and everything was perfect from the complementary sloe gin to the massive bed and giant on suite shower. Breakfast is first rate and consists of the largest range of food you are likely to see anywhere and nothing was too much trouble for the owners to make our stay perfect.”

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A beautiful Victorian house steeped in history

The Langley was built in 1851 and opened as the Lancaster Boarding House in 1854. George Hudson, known for his interest in the railways, came to Whitby and immediately fell in love with the town. He saw its potential as a place for the new wealthy industrialists of the north to visit. Whitby also had its own Spa at the time and taking of the waters was very fashionable in those days.

George Hudson had a vision of Whitby having its own Royal Crescent, just like Bath, so he bought the land now known as the West Cliff and commissioned a builder by the name of Langdale, to build a grand crescent for visitors. The neighbouring streets were to be built with houses for the gentry, shipping merchants, solicitors etc. The crescent was never completed.

During the Second World War, the M.O.D. took possession of the buildings on the sea front for military barracks and The Langley was turned into accommodation for the Army. The officers were based at the Royal Hotel, of course! It is said that you could walk from one end of the crescent to the other without going outside, as doorways were knocked through. The lovely Victorian railings were taken down as the metal was required for the war effort