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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
Thu 27 Apr Beauty & The Beast (PG) at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Fri 28 Apr The Supersonic 70s Show - April at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Fri 28 Apr Tour de Yorkshire at Whitby Town, Whitby
Wed 3 May Whistle Down The Wind at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Thu 4 May Whistle Down The Wind at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Fri 5 May Whistle Down The Wind at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby

Discover Events in Whitby

Beauty & Beast

Beauty & The Beast (PG)

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Thu 27 Apr 2017

Running Time: 123 mins Rating: PG Various Show Times

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

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Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov 2017

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

Supersonic 70s

The Supersonic 70s Show - April

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Fri 28 Apr 2017

The ‘SUPERSONIC 70s Show’ - “The most explosive show in theatre land”

Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire

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Fri 28 Apr 2017

For the third year in a row Scarborough will be an official host town for the Tour de Yorkshire when it returns in 2017.

Whistle Down The Wind

Whistle Down The Wind

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Wed 3 May 2017

Whitby Area Musical Theatre Company present (an amateur production by arrangement with Really Useful Group Ltd) Whistle Down The Wind.

Whistle Down The Wind

Whistle Down The Wind

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Thu 4 May 2017

Whitby Area Musical Theatre Company present (an amateur production by arrangement with Really Useful Group Ltd) Whistle Down The Wind.

Whistle Down The Wind

Whistle Down The Wind

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Fri 5 May 2017

Whitby Area Musical Theatre Company present (an amateur production by arrangement with Really Useful Group Ltd) Whistle Down The Wind.

Whistle Down The Wind

Whistle Down The Wind

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Sat 6 May 2017

Whitby Area Musical Theatre Company present (an amateur production by arrangement with Really Useful Group Ltd) Whistle Down The Wind.

The Creedence Collection

The Creedence Collection

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Sun 7 May 2017

Hopeless Romantics

Hopeless Romantics: Reform Theatre Company

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Mon 8 May 2017

Reform Theatre presents The World Premiere of…Hopeless Romantics

Comedy Triple Bill

Comedy Triple Bill-Baroque Theatre Company

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Fri 12 May 2017

We are delighted to welcome Baroque Theatre Company’s UK Tour to Whitby Pavilion as they present a comedy triple bill.

Ironstone Line Dancing Weekend

Ironstone Line Dancing Weekend 2017

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Fri 12 - Sun 14 May 2017

The Ironstone Line dance weekend is an annual event on the second weekend in May.

Some Enchanted Evening

Some Enchanted Evening

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Sat 13 May 2017

Don't miss out on this spectacular show, as a cast of the industries most talented professionals perform favourites from Broadway and West-End musicals.

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Funny Business

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Sat 27 - Mon 29 May 2017

Saturday 27th-29th May: 7.30pm. This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Funny Business by Derek Benfield.

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Ladies' Day

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Sat 27 May 2017

This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Ladies' Day by Amanda Whittington

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Ladies' Day

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Sun 28 May 2017

This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Ladies' Day by Amanda Whittington

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Ladies' Day

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Mon 29 May 2017

This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Ladies' Day by Amanda Whittington

Simon & Garfunkel - Through the Years

Simon & Garfunkel - Through the Years

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Thu 1 Jun 2017

Featuring interviews with Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, original movie footage and wonderful live performances by Bookends, the show features hits like Mrs Robinson, The Boxer and the unforgettable Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Cinderella

Cinderella: Vienna Festival Ballet

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Fri 2 Jun 2017

Vienna Festival Ballet is proud to present the classic tale of Cinderella, one of the best-known rags-to-riches fairy tales of all time.

Whitby 60's Festival 2017

Whitby 60's Festival June 2017

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Fri 9 - Sun 11 Jun 2017

For the fan of sixties music there’s nowhere better than WHITBY LIVE Music Shows & Festival on North Yorkshire's magnificent east coast.

Flipside Rock & Roll Weekend 2017

Flipside Rock & Roll Weekend 2017

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Fri 16 - Sat 17 Jun 2017

The Flipside Rock 'n' Roll Weekender returns to Whitby Pavilion for its 8th annual Summer Weekender!

Whitby Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

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Sat 24 Jun 2017

Whitby Armed Forces Day 2017 will take place on Saturday 24th June on New Quay Road.

Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast In a Day

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Sat 24 Jun 2017

An iconic route cycled by hundreds of people every year, usually over 4 or 5 days. What better way to tick off this iconic cycle than by doing it in one day?

Full Nelson

Full Nelson

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Sat 24 Jun 2017

Willie Nelson is without doubt one of the most recognisable figures in Country music the world has ever seen.