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Goathland

This bracing moorland village has attracted visitors since the 19th century, but numbers soared following its appearance (as 'Aidensfield') in the television series 'Heartbeat' and its role in the 'Harry Potter' films.
It's fun to arrive on the trains of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, after which walkers can enjoy lots of local strolls and hikes.

From the North York Moor’s heritage railway station ('Hogsmeade' station from the early Harry Potter films) to Wades Causeway that runs across Wheeldale Moor, you will have many fun filled hours getting to know this little corner of the world. History, Heritage, pubs, restaurants, walks and more…this little town has it all.
 
This moorland town has pulled in guests since the nineteenth century, yet numbers took off after its appearance (as 'Aidensfield') in the TV arrangement 'Pulse' and its part in the 'Harry Potter' films. It's amusing to touch base on the trains of the North Yorkshire Moors Railroad, after which walkers can appreciate loads of neighborhood walks and climbs.

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Roy Chubby Brown

Roy Chubby Brown

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Sat 29 Sep - Sat 29 Dec 2018

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

'The Owl and the Pussycat' by Bill Manhoff

'The Owl and the Pussycat' by Bill Manhoff

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Sat 13 Oct - Sat 10 Nov 2018

Two unlikely neighbours. Both have identity issues and through the course of the play they start to discover who they really are. ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ is a heart-warming comedy about unexpected love and the attraction of opposites.

Inspired by...gallery

Time and Place

Danby (8 miles, 14 km)

Sat 20 Oct - Tue 13 Nov 2018

An exhibition by members of Leeds Fine Artists (one of the oldest regional arts bodies in the UK), showing a direct personal response to Yorkshire landscapes, especially the North York Moors – whether abstract, figurative or sensory.

Whitby Abbey

Illuminated Abbey

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Thu 25 - Wed 31 Oct 2018

Cast light on a dark history this Halloween! See Bram Stoker's inspiration in a new light as Whitby Abbey is bathed in dramatic illuminations once again. Have your camera at the ready as you explore the gothic splendour of the ruins lit up

Gothic Dining Experience

Gothic Dining Experience

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Fri 26 Oct 2018

This October why not kick off your Goth Weekend in style and join us in The Orlop Restaurant for a wonderful dark evening of fine dining and soft Gothic style music on Friday 26th October at 7pm.

The Marquis Masquerade Ball

The Marquis Masquerade Ball

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Fri 26 Oct 2018

Marquis Masquerade Ball - Where Goth Meets Glamour!

Old Coastguard Station

Hallowe'en Trail

Robin Hood's Bay (8 miles, 13 km)

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Find your Hallowe'en spirit at the Old Coastguard Station where chilling clues lead you to a spooky prize.

Ravenscar

Spooky Woodland Trail

Ravenscar (9 miles, 15 km)

Sat 27 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Find clues to solve The Ravenscar Riddle and win a prize.

Fear in the Forest

Fear in the Forest

Pickering (9 miles, 14 km)

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Come along and meet a rogue's gallery of despicable characters who will guide you through the depths of Dalby Forest.

Armistice Day

Armistice Day

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Sun 11 Nov 2018

The Armistice Day memorial event will take place on 11 November 2018.

Whitby Christmas Festival

Whitby Christmas Festival

Scarborough (7 miles, 12 km)

Fri 16 - Sun 18 Nov 2018

The Whitby Christmas Festival is back for 2018 and will be held on 16th, 17th and 18th of November this year.

Raven Hall Sunset

Murder Mystery

Scarborough (9 miles, 15 km)

Fri 23 - Sun 25 Nov 2018

Murder Mystery Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th November 2018

Whitby Krampus Run

Whitby Krampus Run

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Sat 1 Dec 2018

Krampus returns to the streets of Whitby. He has his eye on you. Bringing, interpreting and incorporating the European kustom with our own folklore. A very unique celebration.

Christmas Tree Exhibition

Christmas Tree Exhibition 2018

Whitby (8 miles, 12 km)

Sun 2 Dec 2018

Preview Afternoon: Sunday 2 December at 3 pm. Preview will start with an Advent Carol Service. Closed after the service on Christmas Day. Please note that the Exhibition may be closed when services are taking place.

Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend

Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend

Whitby (8 miles, 13 km)

Fri 7 - Sun 9 Dec 2018

Typically held the first weekend in December, the Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend is a wonderful magical event involving traditional Victorian costumes, Christmas window dressings and general festive merriment throughout the villiage.

Whitby Boxing Day Dip

Lions Boxing Day Dip

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Wed 26 Dec 2018

When the weather outside is frightful, does a dip in the sea sound delightful?

Whitby Fish and Ship Festival 2019

Whitby Fish and Ship Festival 2019

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Sat 18 - Sun 19 May 2019

Whitby Fish and Ship Festival 2019

Staithes Lifeboat Weekend

Staithes Lifeboat Weekend 2019

Saltburn-by-the-Sea (9 miles, 15 km)

Fri 16 - Sun 18 Aug 2019

Staithes and Runswick RNLI lifeboat team hold a fundraising weekend in August each year to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Egton Agricultural Show

Egton Agricultural Show 2019

Whitby (4 miles, 6 km)

Wed 21 Aug 2019

The Egton Show will be held on 21st August 2019, at Egton.

Botanical Endeavours

Botanical Endeavours 2019

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Mon 16 Sep - Sun 10 Nov 2019

Our special exhibition next year will be called 'Botanical Endeavours' . What did Joseph Banks do on Cook's first voyage, and why did he become a celebrity when the ship returned in 1771?