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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.
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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
Fri 2 Jun - Fri 25 Aug Friday Evening Music Train at Esk Valley Railway, Whitby
Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Thu 17 Aug Larkin With Women at Esk Valley Theatre, Whitby
Sun 13 - Sat 26 Aug North York Moors Chamber Music Festival at North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, Whitby
Tue 18 Jul - Tue 5 Dec Tea Dances with Ray Kirk at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Thu 17 - Sun 20 Aug The Magical Travelling Circus at Whitby Abbey, Whitby
Thu 17 Aug Tom, Dick & Harry at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby

Discover Events in Whitby

Esk Valley

Friday Evening Music Train

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Fri 2 Jun - Fri 25 Aug 2017

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.

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

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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.

Magical Travelling Circus

The Magical Travelling Circus

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Thu 17 - Sun 20 Aug 2017

Roll up! Roll up! Acrobatic theatre company Nicole & Martin are in town and they're telling Grimm's fairy tales. They travel the world in wooden wagons, pitching their magical tent on village greens and theatre lawns, and captivating audien

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Tom, Dick & Harry

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Thu 17 Aug 2017

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (in association with Whitby Pavilion & SIV) present...

Summer Showstoppers

Summer Showstoppers: A Night at The Musicals

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Fri 18 Aug 2017

The Whitby Regatta Show Company presents for one night only: Summer Showstoppers: A Night at the Musicals

Coastline Festival

Coastline Festival

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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 Folk Week

Whitby Folk Week 2017

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Sat 19 - Fri 25 Aug 2017

Named by The Guardian as one of 'Six of the Best Festivals by the UK Coast' in 2017

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

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Sat 26 Aug 2017

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

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and The Beast: Summer Pantomime

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Sun 27 Aug 2017

AJ Productions present a tale as old as time but brand new pantomime; the enchanting story of Beauty and The Beast.

Whitby & District Lions Club

Charity Rainbow Paint Run

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Sun 27 Aug 2017

Whitby District Lions Club charity rainbow paint run.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and The Beast: Summer Pantomime

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Mon 28 Aug 2017

AJ Productions present a tale as old as time but brand new pantomime; the enchanting story of Beauty and The Beast.

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Tom, Dick & Harry

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Tue 29 Aug 2017

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (in association with Whitby Pavilion & SIV) present...

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Tom, Dick & Harry

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Thu 31 Aug 2017

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (in association with Whitby Pavilion & SIV) present...

Keep It Cash

Keep It Cash

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Sat 2 Sep 2017

Keep it CASH .. The Voice and Sound of Johnny CASH.

The Discount Comedy Checkout

The Discount Comedy Checkout

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Sun 3 Sep 2017

The Discount Comedy Checkout Comes to Whitby Pavilion for the first time this September!

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Tom, Dick & Harry

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Tue 5 Sep 2017

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (in association with Whitby Pavilion & SIV) present...

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Tom, Dick & Harry

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Thu 7 Sep 2017

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (in association with Whitby Pavilion & SIV) present...

Country Music Weekend

Whitby Country Music Festival

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Fri 8 - Sat 9 Sep 2017

Overlooking the beach, with lots of comfy chairs, good stage views, a huge dance area, bar, food, stalls etc,creating a great atmosphere to enjoy music from a cross section of some of the UK's best country artists.

Roy Chubby Brown

Roy Chubby Brown

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Sat 9 Sep 2017

He’s the UKs most outrageous comedian – telling it as it is in his rudest and most controversial show to date.

Skelmanthorpe Band

Skelmanthorpe Band

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Sun 10 Sep 2017

Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass Sunday 10th September, 2.30pm

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Tom, Dick & Harry

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Tue 12 Sep 2017

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (in association with Whitby Pavilion & SIV) present...