The Engine Shed was designed by George Townsend Andrews one of the great architects for designing railway buildings in Victorian times. The Engine Shed was built in 1847 to house the horse drawn train carriages and extended in 1867 whilst housing steam locomotives. In 1940 a direct hit by a German bomb shortened the building by about 5.5m at the North end. This was remained unbuilt until 2018 when work began to re-instate it.
The shed remained an active Engine Shed for the railways until the Beeching line cuts, the Engine Shed (50G Whitby as it was known) was closed on 6th April 1959.
Converted from a Grade II listed industrial heritage building within the bustling centre of Whitby, the Engine Shed has 11 superbly appointed apartments and a secure integrated car park all inside the one building. This stunning accommodation is complemented by having the steam trains of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway stopping outside its windows at Whitby station. The apartments have been designed with a real wow factor to marry the old with the new and as such it offers a superb base for families and friends to come together to explore the delights of the old fishing port and for those feeling active to walk upon the majestic North York Moors. Each apartment is different and enjoys a unique interior design in order to reflect the famous train the apartment is named after. The site benefits from secure undercover parking and for those with electric cars, there are two electric car charging points, these features being a rarity within the coastal location.
The superb location means that you a mere stone’s throw away from a selection of independent pubs, restaurants and cafés, as well as winding alleyways lined with quirky shops and quaint attractions. Such attractions include the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, the Dracula Experience and the Whalebone Arch, offering something to suit all ages and tastes. During a summer’s month, head to the beach where you will find a glorious stretch of sand which offers opportunities for swimming and fishing or brush up on the local history further by climbing the famous 199 steps to discover the ruins of the Abbey which overlooks the town and coast. Further afield is the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay, the resort town of Scarborough and the moorland of the National Park which offers a magnitude of walks upon wooded river valleys and breath-taking scenery. The Engine Shed apartments promise a superb base to celebrate any occasion and to explore this wonderful location with all your loved ones.