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Top 5 Things to See & Do in 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...

Born in Marton, as a young man explorer Captain James Cook lodged in a house on Whitby's Grape Lane during his seaman's apprenticeship. That very same house is now a fascinating museum dedicated to him, packed with stunning artifacts.

Kippered

Near the foot of the 199 steps leading to Whitby Abbey, you'll find a true Whitby institution. Fortune's Smokehouse, established in 1872. You'll struggle to find more delicious kippers anywhere, not to mention that they're award-winning! Kippers Whitby

It's Quicker By Rail...

A train journey over the magnificent North York Moors is an experience to remember - hop aboard the Esk Valley line, or the steam-powered North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Whitby Station.
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Explore Winding Street and the famous hidden yards guided by one of Whitby Walks costumed 'Storywalkers'. Most of the walk start/finish from the famous Whalebone Arch.
Whalebone Arch Whitby
 

Jet Set

Whitby jet - the 'black amber of the north' - has always been considered the best in the world. Take a walk up Church Street to browse the many jet shops, including W. Hammond and the Whitby Jet Heritage Centre, which has the last remaining authentic Victorian jet workshop.

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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 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Sun 2 Jul Whitby Area Music Centre Does The 70's at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Fri 7 - Sun 9 Jul Northern Soul Weekender 2017 at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Sat 8 Jul Kayak Adventure at Boggle Hole Youth Hostel, Whitby
Sun 9 Jul Blessing of the Boats - Whitby at Fish Pier, Whitby
Sun 9 Jul Teddy Bears Picnic at Raithwaite Estate, Whitby
Fri 14 Jul Elvis - The Legacy Show Starring Mark Summers at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby

Discover Events in Whitby

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.

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Whitby Area Music Centre Does The 70's

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 2 Jul 2017

Whitby Music Centre present an evening of music and costume from the 1970s.

Northern Soul Weekender 2017

Northern Soul Weekender 2017

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 7 - Sun 9 Jul 2017

Two huge rooms at the Whitby Pavilion offering Northern Soul Classics, Motown favourites plus current In - demanders on a superb dancefloor).

Boat

Blessing of the Boats - Whitby

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 9 Jul 2017

Reflecting the town's seafaring traditions this service has been taking place since the 1960s dating back to the time of the herring fleets.

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Teddy Bears Picnic

Whitby (2 miles, 3 km)

Sun 9 Jul 2017

Children can bring their favourite teddy along to Raithwaite to experience an afternoon of fun filled energetic shows jam packed with juggling, unicycling, magic, puppets, circus skills, mind boggling balloon modeling and much more.

Elvis - The Legacy Show Starring Mark Summers

Elvis - The Legacy Show Starring Mark Summers

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 14 Jul 2017

This fantastic new theatre show features the official UK No. 1 Elvis tribute and winner of the national tribute awards: Mark Summers as the young Elvis Presley.

Robin Hoods Bay

A 'Taste of Smuggling' Guided Walk

Robin Hood's Bay (5 miles, 7 km)

Sat 15 Jul 2017

Discover the hidden smuggling secrets of Robin Hood’s Bay this Easter. On Saturday 15 April at 5pm, Paul Johnston of Baytown Beers will be leading ‘A Taste of Smuggling’ guided walk followed by a beer tasting.

The Great Seaside Vintage Fair

The Great Seaside Vintage Fair 2017

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

The vintage fair with a sea view - the Great Seaside Vintage Fair returns for its 7th year at Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July 2017.

Whitby Rising Music Festival

Whitby Rising Music Festival

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 22 Jul 2017

Check out the newest music festival on the coast- Whitby Rising Music Festival will have various acts from an mixture of genres.

Lythe Chamber Music Course

Lythe Chamber Music Summer Course 2017

Whitby (4 miles, 6 km)

Tue 25 - Sat 29 Jul 2017

Set in the historic coastal village of Lythe, the Lythe Chamber Music Summer Course 2017 offers a unique opportunity to explore a wide range of solo and ensemble repertoire for historical winds and strings and early keyboards.

Whitby Lions

Whitby & District Lion's 8th Charity Beer Festival

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Thu 27 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

Whitby & District Lion’s 8th Charity Beer Festival aims to raise money for various local charities and good causes that Whitby Lions support.

Whitby Steampunk

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 28 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

Another splendid weekend awaits Beyond The Sea, down Whitby way.

Robin Hoods Bay

A 'Taste of Smuggling' Guided Walk

Robin Hood's Bay (5 miles, 7 km)

Sat 29 Jul 2017

Discover the hidden smuggling secrets of Robin Hood’s Bay this Easter. On Saturday 15 April at 5pm, Paul Johnston of Baytown Beers will be leading ‘A Taste of Smuggling’ guided walk followed by a beer tasting.

Icons of Folk Rock

Icons Of Folk Rock

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 29 Jul 2017

The ultimate tributes to: Simon and Garfunkel meet The Byrds & Crosby, Stills & Nash

RNLI

Whitby Lifeboat Station Flag weekend

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Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

This is a fundraising weekend , with lots of attractions for all the family.There will be a host of stalls and activities - keep an eye out for updated details closer to the time.

The Ragdolls

The Ragdolls: The Ultimate Tribute to the Jersey B

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 4 Aug 2017

The Ragdolls will take you on a musical journey through the well known career of one of the most successful bands of all time Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, recreating the iconic sound of the Jersey Boys.

Saturday night fireworks

Whitby Traction Engine Rally

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 4 - Sun 6 Aug 2017

An introduction to the event… The venue, for Whitby Traction Engine Rally, is located next to Whitby Abbey, approximately 5 minutes walk from the centre of the popular tourist town of Whitby.

Dippy

Dippy Craft & Gift Fair

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 12 - Sun 13 Aug 2017

A Giant Craft & Gift Fair by the sea!

Supersonic 70s

The Supersonic 70s Show - August 2017

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 12 Aug 2017

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

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 13 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

A well established and friendly international chamber music festival, celebrating great music within historical buildings around the North York Moors National Park and its coastline.

Coastline Festival

Coastline Festival

Whitby (1 miles, 2 km)

Sat 19 Aug 2017

Following the enormous success of last year`s festival, COASTLINE returns on Saturday the 19th August. This year`s event will be some-thing very spectacular with the best in live music and the best food and drink from around Yorkshire

Whitby Folk Week

Whitby Folk Week

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Sat 19 - Fri 25 Aug 2017

Britain's premier folk festival with seven days and nights in celebration of traditional music song and dance of the British Isles.

Whitby Regatta Fair

Whitby Regatta

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Sat 19 - Mon 21 Aug 2017

Three full days of entertainment, including yacht racing, rowing races and various free forms of entertainment, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display.

Abba Revival

ABBA Revival

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 26 Aug 2017

The legend of ABBA lives on with an incredible legacy of timeless tunes and their undeniable place in music history.