A hotel steeped in history has a new owner after the estate agent marketing the property confirmed that it had been sold. 

The Royal Hotel Whitby, in North Yorkshire, was put up for sale earlier this year as part of a portfolio sale of Coast & Country Hotels - which saw 33 of its venues put on the market - and has now found new owners.

Selling for an undisclosed fee, the hotel is located in the seaside town of Whitby, the 115-room hotel boasts stunning ocean views and is just a five-minute walk from the town’s harbour and Whitby Abbey, which is famously mentioned in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

The hotel is an ideal destination for tourists looking to explore the area and enjoy the charm of the historic building which features a grand reception hall, a large ballroom for functions and events, a substantial restaurant and dining rooms.

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Mark Worley, Director at Christie & Co. who handled the sale, said: “We are delighted to have completed the sale of The Royal Hotel in Whitby, which will continue as a hotel for ongoing hospitality use under its new ownership.

"The hotel is one of the 33 assets put to market as part of the Coast & Country Portfolio. The hotels have received very strong interest to date, and a very limited number of these assets remain available, so we invite any interested parties to get in touch.”

Alongside the sale of the Royal Hotel Whitby in North Yorkshire, Christie & Co has said that it will soon market several other Coast & Country Hotels will be sold soon.