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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.

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What's On In Whitby

 
Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

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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?

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

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Mon 26 Mar - Tue 4 Dec 2018

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away on one of Yorkshire's largest dance floors in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Captain Cook at Whitby Abbey

Captain Cook

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Sat 7 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's first expedition to the South Seas by visiting the great man’s home port of Whitby. It's here he learnt his seafaring skills and set sail on his famous voyage into the unknown.

Jurassic World II: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World II: Fallen Kingdom

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Mon 16 Jul 2018

Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that's about to erupt.

The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince

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Tue 17 Jul 2018

The Happy Price tells the story of the last days of Oscar Wilde. This great man of letters, once one of the most famous authors in England, is now a superstar on the skids.

The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince

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Wed 18 Jul 2018

The Happy Price tells the story of the last days of Oscar Wilde. This great man of letters, once one of the most famous authors in England, is now a superstar on the skids.

Zoo

Zoo

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Sun 22 Jul 2018

A 12-year old boy and his misfit friends enlist an older woman in their fight to save Buster the baby elephant during the air raids on Belfast in 1941.

Oceans 8

Ocean's 8

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Sun 22 Jul 2018

Hands on History at Whitby Abbey

Hands on History

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Mon 23 Jul - Mon 3 Sep 2018

Join the Hands on History Crew at Whitby Abbey this summer holiday and enjoy hands on sea themed activities every day.

Zoo

Zoo

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Mon 23 Jul 2018

A 12-year old boy and his misfit friends enlist an older woman in their fight to save Buster the baby elephant during the air raids on Belfast in 1941.

Magic Mike Summer Show

Magic Mike: Summer Show

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Mon 23 Jul 2018

The Magic Mike Summer Show returns to Whitby Pavilion this Summer for brand new magic tricks and entertainment for all.

Zoo

Zoo

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Tue 24 Jul 2018

A 12-year old boy and his misfit friends enlist an older woman in their fight to save Buster the baby elephant during the air raids on Belfast in 1941.

Oceans 8

Ocean's 8

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Tue 24 Jul 2018

Zoo

Zoo

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Wed 25 Jul 2018

A 12-year old boy and his misfit friends enlist an older woman in their fight to save Buster the baby elephant during the air raids on Belfast in 1941.

Oceans 8

Ocean's 8

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Wed 25 Jul 2018

Whitby Beer Festival

Whitby Beer Festival

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Thu 26 - Sat 28 Jul 2018

This year’s Whitby Beer Festival held in aid of Whitby & District Lion’s Club is being held from Thursday 26th July until Sunday 29th July.

Oceans 8

Ocean's 8

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Thu 26 Jul 2018

Zoo

Zoo

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Thu 26 Jul 2018

A 12-year old boy and his misfit friends enlist an older woman in their fight to save Buster the baby elephant during the air raids on Belfast in 1941.

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Lifeboat Flag Weekend

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Fri 27 Jul 2018

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

Patrick

Patrick

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Fri 27 Jul 2018

Sarah is a young woman whose life is in a bit of a mess. The last thing she needs is someone else to look after. Yet, like it or not, her Grandmother has bequeathed her a very spoiled pug - Patrick. Surely she must have had her reasons?.

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

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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 Flag Weekend

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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 Flag Weekend

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Sun 29 Jul 2018

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

Whitby Beer Festival

Whitby Beer Festival

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Sun 29 Jul 2018

This year’s Whitby Beer Festival held in aid of Whitby & District Lion’s Club is being held from Thursday 26th July until Sunday 29th July.