WIN! Luxury stay in Whitby

Raithwaite Hall for travel feature for Saturday mag on June 30.''Exterior.
Raithwaite Hall for travel feature for Saturday mag on June 30.''Exterior.

The Gainsborough Standard is offering one lucky reader and a friend the chance to win a night’s stay and breakfast at a five star retreat.

Raithwaite Hall nestles in a valley on the North Yorkshire coast outside Whitby.

The luxury hotel boasts a serenic spa and pool, fitness suite, and scenic grounds.

Guestrooms and suites are elegant and spacious.

And one of Raithwaite Hall’s greatest assets is the food.

Our lucky reader and guest will be treated to the finest breakfast in Whitby, with a chef on hand for delicious omelettes, and a vast range of choices – from cooked breakfasts, healthy options and exquisite sweet treats.

Whitby and the surrounding area is reknowned for the outstanding natural beauty of the coastline and moorlands.

The town of Whitby retains the classic British ‘by the sea’ holiday feel, and has not yet succumbed to the arcade and funfair overload that spoils so many seaside resorts.

From Whitby train station, you can take in the breathtaking countryside views en route to Pickering, on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Steam trains stop off at various quaint villages and towns along the way, including Goathland – the setting for television series Heartbeat, and scenes from Harry Potter.

Although Whitby itself has plenty to offer in terms of entertainment and historical education, the region as a whole boasts great family days out.

Robin Hood’s Bay is a beautiful place to visit, or stay, with a cracking camp site at Middlewood Farm just 10 minute’s walk from the stunning beach.

The Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary is fascinating with staff giving interactive talks and demonstrations on penguins, seals, otters and more.

Flamingo Land provides at least one full day’s worth of family fun, with a zoo and theme park featuring dozens of exhilarating rides.

For your chance to win a night’s stay and breakfast in Whitby at the Raithwaite Hall, send your name and daytime phone number to Whitby Competition, 21-27 Ryton Street, Worksop, S80 2AY or email, by 9am on Friday 20th September.