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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.

Whitby Gospel Music Convention

Whitby Gospel Music Convention

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Sun 20 May 2018

Whitby Gospel Music Convention Returns

Whitby's Wonderful Wildlife

Whitby's Wonderful Wildlife

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Thu 24 May 2018

Whitby Abbey is home to some important species of wildlife; including Great Crested Newts and Pipistrelle Bats.

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.

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

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Fri 25 May 2018

Gnomeo and Juliet have to call in the help of a world-famous detective when their garden friends mysteriously disappear.

Dracula

Dracula

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Sat 26 - Mon 28 May 2018

Think you know the story of Dracula? Think again. To understand Bram Stoker's gothic story, you need to watch his legendary tale performed live in the ruins that inspired him.

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

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Sat 26 May 2018

Gnomeo and Juliet have to call in the help of a world-famous detective when their garden friends mysteriously disappear.

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 27 May 2018

Gnomeo and Juliet have to call in the help of a world-famous detective when their garden friends mysteriously disappear.

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 28 May 2018

Gnomeo and Juliet have to call in the help of a world-famous detective when their garden friends mysteriously disappear.

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 29 May 2018

Gnomeo and Juliet have to call in the help of a world-famous detective when their garden friends mysteriously disappear.

The Leisure Seeker (15)

The Leisure Seeker (15)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 29 May 2018

Helen Mirren received a Golden Globe Best Actress nomination for her portrayal of Ella, a loving wife who takes her dementia-plagued husband John (Donald Sutherland) on the road trip of a lifetime in their 1975 camper van.

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Wed 30 May 2018

Gnomeo and Juliet have to call in the help of a world-famous detective when their garden friends mysteriously disappear.

The Leisure Seeker (15)

The Leisure Seeker (15)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Wed 30 May 2018

Helen Mirren received a Golden Globe Best Actress nomination for her portrayal of Ella, a loving wife who takes her dementia-plagued husband John (Donald Sutherland) on the road trip of a lifetime in their 1975 camper van.

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 31 May 2018

Gnomeo and Juliet have to call in the help of a world-famous detective when their garden friends mysteriously disappear.

The Leisure Seeker (15)

The Leisure Seeker (15)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 31 May 2018

Helen Mirren received a Golden Globe Best Actress nomination for her portrayal of Ella, a loving wife who takes her dementia-plagued husband John (Donald Sutherland) on the road trip of a lifetime in their 1975 camper van.

Avengers: Infinity War (12a)

Avengers: Infinity War (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 1 Jun 2018

Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet -- the evil Thanos.

The White Lily Ball

The White Lily Ball

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Fri 1 Jun 2018

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

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 1 Jun 2018

In 1946 a London-based writer begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey.

Avengers: Infinity War (12a)

Avengers: Infinity War (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 3 Jun 2018

Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet -- the evil Thanos.

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 3 Jun 2018

In 1946 a London-based writer begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey.

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 4 Jun 2018

In 1946 a London-based writer begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey.

Avengers: Infinity War (12a)

Avengers: Infinity War (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 4 Jun 2018

Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet -- the evil Thanos.

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 5 Jun 2018

In 1946 a London-based writer begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey.