Official Tourist Board Website
Call us today! 01723 383636

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 discover here...

Fish and chips and ice cream; history and culture; vampires and Goths: it’s all on offer at Whitby, one of the North East coast’s best-loved seaside towns.

 

 With Blue Flag beaches and many attractions, including the world-famous steam North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Whitby is the perfect base for a family holiday. But it doesn’t end there. Whitby wallows in history, including fishing, the jet industry (did you know that it’s still the best place in the world to find the gleaming black gemstone so beloved by the Victorians?), Captain Cook (who was born nearby, and whose famous ship the Endeavour was Whitby-built) and whaling. And its literary connections – Bram Stoker’s famous Dracula features the town, with the vampire first coming ashore here from Transylvania in the guise of a black dog – have inspired the world famous Goth Festival, which now takes place twice a year, in the spring and around Hallowe’en. Explore our website to find out more.

Where to Stay

 
 

Plan Your Visit

 

What's On In Whitby

 
Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Wed 21 Feb - Fri 23 Mar 2018

Exhibition: 'Whitby in the Time of Cook, the Making of a Great Seaman' 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific in 1768. As he weighed anchor at Plymouth, what did he take from Whitby?

The Post (12a)

The Post

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 23 - Sun 25 Feb 2018

The Post is a 2017 American political thriller film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (15)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 25 - Wed 28 Feb 2018

In the conclusion to the Maze Runner trilogy, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet.

Cliff Street Wonderland

Cliff Street Wonderland

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Tue 6 Mar 2018

Whitby In Bloom are leading a community initiative to rejuvenate the area using the theme of ‘Alice In Wonderland’.

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 9 - Tue 13 Mar 2018

Denzel Washington plays a socially awkward defence lawyer who finally gets tired of being the underdog and decides to transform his life, and himself.

Ladies of the Blues.jpg

Ladies Of The Blues at Whitby Pavilion Theatre

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Wed 21 Mar 2018

Blues enthusiasts, live music lovers and aspiring musicians across the country are in for a very special treat, when Connie, Kyla and Erja embark of their nine date UK Tour in March 2018.

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 24 Mar - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Exhibition: 'Whitby in the Time of Cook, the Making of a Great Seaman' 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific in 1768. As he weighed anchor at Plymouth, what did he take from Whitby?

Easter Adventure Quest

Easter Advenuture Quest

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 30 Mar - Mon 2 Apr 2018

Calling all valiant adventurers this Easter weekend! Join us on the hunt for legendary dragon eggs at Whitby Abbey. Set off with an intrepid character from the past to crack the clues and claim your chocolate reward.

Follow the Seagulls Charity Walk

Follow the Seagulls Charity Walk

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Apr 2018

A 2-day long distance walk along the coastal paths and across the heather moorlands of North Yorkshire.. This is your opportunity to do something big, heroic & memorable to help support people in the UK with a brain tumour.

Whitby Goth Weekend, Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Goth Weekend

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 27 - Sun 29 Apr 2018

WGW™ has something for everyone with an interest in all things alternative. Join the thousands of Goths and alternatives of all ages and walks of life for an amazing long weekend.

Monty Python's Spamalot

Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 8 - Sat 12 May 2018

Whitby Area Musical Theatre Company presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Moonlight Outdoor Cinema

Moonlight Cinema is coming to Whitby

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 25 - Mon 28 May 2018

Moonlight Cinema is coming to Whitby, between May 25th-28th. We have teamed up with Abbey Farm Caravan Park to bring a special event, which is completely free to attend.

The White Lily Ball

The White Lily Ball

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 1 Jun 2018

The glamourous and glittering White Lily Ball returns for the 7th year.

Cook250 Whitby Festival

Cook250 Whitby Festival

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 6 - Sun 8 Jul 2018

A celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Captain Cooks first expedition to the South Seas. A weekend of discovery and entertainment for the whole family.

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 6 Jul 2018

The ORIGINAL Yorkshire Soul Weekender Experience in the beautiful town of Whitby.

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 7 Jul 2018

The ORIGINAL Yorkshire Soul Weekender Experience in the beautiful town of Whitby.

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 8 Jul 2018

The ORIGINAL Yorkshire Soul Weekender Experience in the beautiful town of Whitby.

New York

Queen Bee Quilters

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 13 - Sun 15 Jul 2018

An exhibition of patchwork and quilting by Queen Bee Quilters and Friends who will be displaying the work they have done over the past two years.

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 27 Jul 2018

Whitby’s lifeboat weekend commences on Friday 27th July with a fairground organ playing at the bandstand.

RNLI

Whitby Lifeboat Station Flag weekend

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

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.

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

Another action packed exciting Whitby Steampunk Weekend is in store for us with a number of activities, presentations and demonstrations lined up as well as our 'Almost Famous' Steampunk Emporium for your delectation, perusal and amusement.

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 28 Jul 2018

Whitby’s lifeboat weekend commences on Friday 27th July with a fairground organ playing at the bandstand.

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 29 Jul 2018

Whitby’s lifeboat weekend commences on Friday 27th July with a fairground organ playing at the bandstand.

Whitby Traction Engine Rally

Whitby Traction Engine Rally

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 3 - Sun 5 Aug 2018

NEXT TO WHITBY ABBEY, HAWKSER LANE, WHITBY YO22 4JR. 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.