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WHITBY

Whitby

Whitby is famous for many things: it's a traditional seaside resort with Blue Flag beaches, and has some of the best fish and chips around. But there's so much more to it...

Just a little bit about Whitby...

Fish and Chips; History and Culture; Views and Festivals; Vampires and Goths: it’s all on offer at Whitby, one of the Yorkshire Coast’s best-loved seaside towns. With its intriguing characters and good transport links, Whitby is the perfect base for a holiday.
Whitby

West Cliff is worth a visit, it's full of fun with paddling pool, skateboard park, bumper boats, trampolines and crazy golf. West Cliff is also home to Whitby Leisure Centre, tea dances and movies at the Whitby Pavilion Complex, and the famous Whalebone Arch.

Whitby's History

Historians will enjoy finding out about its connection to Captain Cook and the role it played in the whaling and jet industries; steam fans can board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at its northernmost station; and those with a literary bent can follow in the footsteps of Bram Stoker's Dracula.
St Mary's at Whitby
Don’t miss the opportunity to Discover Whitby from a different view and get out on the water or take the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey, where you will be rewarded with a stunning scene looking over the town.

Bram Stoker's Dracula

If ever a town was associated with a literary character, it's Whitby and Count Dracula. Author Bram Stoker stayed in Whitby in the late 1800s, and was so inspired by its ruined abbey and clifftop church he created his most famous character. Dracula arrives in this country after his ship runs aground off Whitby, and runs up the famous 199 steps in the guise of a black dog.

Bram Stokers Dracula
Visit the spine-chilling Dracula Experience, look out for one of the regular Dracula events run by English Heritage at Whitby's dramatic abbey or join a guided 'In Search of Dracula' Whitby Walk.

Whitby Abbey

Founded by St Hilda in the 7th century AD, the majestic Benedictine Whitby Abbey inspired many writers from Caedmon, the earliest known English poet, Bram Stoker, creator of Dracula, and Michel Faber, whose murder mystery The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps is set in and around the Abbey.

 

Whitby Abbey

In the care of English Heritage, the Abbey's imaginative visitor centre is behind the classical frontage of a mansion house which once belonged to the Cholmley family, and worth a visit in its own right.

Setting Sail

The best way to explore Whitby's rich maritime history has to be by actually getting out on the water. Take a trip on board the Bark Endeavour, a 40% sized replica of Captain Cook's ship built by local craftsmen. Join a whale-watching trip - species spotted over the last few years have included minke, fin, sei, northern and humpbacks, as well as seals, dolphins and porpoises.

Whitby LifeboatOr enjoy a pleasure trip aboard the venerable former Whitby lifeboat the Mary Ann Hepworth - dating from the '30s, she was one of the RNLI's longest serving boats.

Plan Your Visit to Whitby

 
Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

What's On In Whitby

What's On In Whitby

Events from
date event
Mon 16 - Fri 20 Jan Jack and the Beanstalk - Pantomime 2017 at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Tue 27 Sep - Tue 28 Mar Tea Dances with Ray Kirk at Crystal Lounge, Whitby
Sat 21 Jan Jack and the Beanstalk - Pantomime 2017 at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Sun 22 Jan Indoor Car Boot at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Sun 22 Jan Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12a) at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Sun 22 Jan - Wed 22 Feb Sing (PG) at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Mon 23 Jan Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12a) at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby

Discover Events in Whitby

Jack

Jack and the Beanstalk - Pantomime 2017

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 16 - Fri 20 Jan 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk by Alan P Frayn Directed by & Musical Direction by Chris Wales Choreography by Sue Crossland

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 27 Sep 2016 - Tue 28 Mar 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Jack

Jack and the Beanstalk - Pantomime 2017

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 21 Jan 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk by Alan P Frayn Directed by & Musical Direction by Chris Wales Choreography by Sue Crossland

Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 22 Jan 2017

Sunday 22 January: 2.30pm Monday 23 January: 7.30pm Tuesday 24 January: 7.30pm

Sing

Sing (PG)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 22 Jan - Wed 22 Feb 2017

Friday 17 February: 6pm Saturday 18 February: 2.30pm Sunday 19 February: 2.30pm Monday 20 February: 2.30pm Tuesday 21 February: 2.30pm Wednesday 22 February: 2.30pm Thursday 23 February: 6pm

Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 23 Jan 2017

Sunday 22 January: 2.30pm Monday 23 January: 7.30pm Tuesday 24 January: 7.30pm

Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 24 Jan 2017

Sunday 22 January: 2.30pm Monday 23 January: 7.30pm Tuesday 24 January: 7.30pm

Ballerina

Ballerina (U)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 28 Jan 2017

Saturday 28 January: 2.30pm Sunday 29 January: 2.30pm

Ballerina

Ballerina (U)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 29 Jan 2017

Saturday 28 January: 2.30pm Sunday 29 January: 2.30pm

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 30 Jan 2017

Monday 30 January: 2.30pm Tuesday 31 January: 7.30pm Wednesday 1 February: 7.30pm

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 31 Jan 2017

Monday 30 January: 2.30pm Tuesday 31 January: 7.30pm Wednesday 1 February: 7.30pm

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Wed 1 Feb 2017

Monday 30 January: 2.30pm Tuesday 31 January: 7.30pm Wednesday 1 February: 7.30pm

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Whitby Steampunk Weekend 2017

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 4 Feb 2017

Welcome to the very first dedicated Whitby Steampunk Weekend Event which will be held at Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February 2017.

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Whitby Steampunk Weekend 2017

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 5 Feb 2017

Welcome to the very first dedicated Whitby Steampunk Weekend Event which will be held at Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February 2017.

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 7 Feb 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 10 Feb 2017

Friday 10 February: 7.30pm Saturday 11 February: 2.30pm Sunday 12 February: 7.30pm

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 11 Feb 2017

Friday 10 February: 7.30pm Saturday 11 February: 2.30pm Sunday 12 February: 7.30pm

La La Land

La La Land (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 11 Feb 2017

Saturday 11 February: 7.30pm Sunday 12 February: 2.30pm Thursday 16 February: 7.30pm

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 12 Feb 2017

Friday 10 February: 7.30pm Saturday 11 February: 2.30pm Sunday 12 February: 7.30pm

La La Land

La La Land (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 12 Feb 2017

Saturday 11 February: 7.30pm Sunday 12 February: 2.30pm Thursday 16 February: 7.30pm

Circus of Horrors

The Circus of Horrors: The Never-Ending Nightmare

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 13 Feb 2017

The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation “The Never-ending Nightmare”. The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave & beautiful acts all woven into a Ali

Silence

Silence (15)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 14 Feb 2017

Tuesday 14 February: 7.30pm Wednesday 15 February: 7.30pm Thursday 16 February: 2.30pm

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 14 Feb 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Silence

Silence (15)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Wed 15 Feb 2017

Tuesday 14 February: 7.30pm Wednesday 15 February: 7.30pm Thursday 16 February: 2.30pm