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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
Sat 18 - Sun 26 Feb Half Term Fun at Whitby Abbey, Whitby
Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Sun 22 Jan - Wed 22 Feb Sing (PG) at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Tue 27 Sep - Tue 28 Mar Tea Dances with Ray Kirk at Crystal Lounge, Whitby
Tue 21 Feb Manchester By The Sea (15) at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Tue 21 Feb Tea Dances with Ray Kirk at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Thu 23 Feb Sing (PG) at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby

Discover Events in Whitby

Half Term Fun, Whitby Abbey

Half Term Fun

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Sat 18 - Sun 26 Feb 2017

Join us at the abbey this half term for family fun.

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 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.

Sing

Sing (PG)

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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

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.

Manchester By The Sea

Manchester By The Sea (15)

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Tue 21 Feb 2017

Friday 17 February: 2.30pm Sunday 19 February: 7.30pm Tuesday 21 February: 7.30pm

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 21 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.

Sing

Sing (PG)

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Thu 23 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

Jackie

Jackie (15)

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Fri 24 Feb 2017

Friday 24 February: 7.30pm Saturday 25 February: 7.30pm Monday 27 February: 2.30pm

Pirate Adventure

Magic Mike's Pirate Adventure

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Fri 24 Feb 2017

Magic Mike returns to Whitby Pavilion during half term with a brand new show!

Jackie

Jackie (15)

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Sat 25 Feb 2017

Friday 24 February: 7.30pm Saturday 25 February: 7.30pm Monday 27 February: 2.30pm

Whitby Pavilion

Indoor Car Boot

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 26 Feb 2017

Are you looking to earn some extra cash? Declutter your home? Or need somewhere to sell your arts & crafts?

Jackie

Jackie (15)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 27 Feb 2017

Friday 24 February: 7.30pm Saturday 25 February: 7.30pm Monday 27 February: 2.30pm

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

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Tue 28 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.

The Hut People

The Hut People

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Wed 1 Mar 2017

Musicport presents The Hut People ...with support from Tom Townsend.

Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention

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Fri 3 Mar 2017

Fairport Convention has been making great music for nearly fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance.

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 7 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.

Michael George’s London Varieties

Michael George’s London Varieties

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Fri 10 Mar 2017

Starring Comedy Legend “Chase me” Duncan Norvelle

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 14 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.

Whitby Pavilion

Indoor Car Boot

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 19 Mar 2017

Are you looking to earn some extra cash? Declutter your home? Or need somewhere to sell your arts & crafts?

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 21 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.

Whitby Pavilion

Indoor Car Boot

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Are you looking to earn some extra cash? Declutter your home? Or need somewhere to sell your arts & crafts?

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

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.

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

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.

Whitby Pavilion

Indoor Car Boot

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 2 Apr 2017

Are you looking to earn some extra cash? Declutter your home? Or need somewhere to sell your arts & crafts?