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Whitby Art, Culture and History

Whitby is a town filled with history and is the perfect place to explore!

 

Recently named Britain’s Most Romantic Ruin, Whitby Abbey is a MUST SEE attraction. Famous for its Gothic atmosphere, it is the perfect stage to host the tale of Dracula!

 

Learn more about Whitby’s history and head to Whitby Museum and discover the amazing treasures it has to hold. Or sail on over to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and learn where the Famous James Cook came to serve his apprenticeship.

 

Whitby Pannett Art Gallery is also a great place to visit; set in the tranquil gardens of Pannett Park it’s the perfect setting to enjoy a beautiful painting or two.

Cultural Attractions in Whitby

 
 
 

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT (0 miles, 1 km)

High on a cliff above the Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby are the gaunt, imposing remains of Whitby Abbey. Whitby Abbey was recently named Britain’s most romantic ruin.

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA (0 miles, 0 km)

Open again! Celebrates the life of the great explorer Captain Cook, and his momentous voyages. Gold Award winner for best small visitor attraction, Visit England Awards for Excellence. Royal Mint commemorative coins on sale now

Whitby Museum

Pannett Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1RE (0 miles, 0 km)

Set in stunning Pannett Park, Whitby Museum is the home of Whitby’s history, past to present.

Whale Bone Arch

Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3HA (0 miles, 1 km)

Original Whale jaw bone arch was erected some time after 1853. A replica was presented to Whitby by Norway in 1963. The current replacement was donated by Alaska in April 2003.

Whitby Gin

1-2, Gray Street, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 1EP (0 miles, 0 km)

Distilled using the London dry method, with foraged local botanicals from the coast and moorland, our recipe pays homage to Whitby town's rich history.

Pannett Park Art Gallery

Pannet Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1RE (0 miles, 0 km)

Discover the elegant Pannett Art Gallery and explore its wonderful art collections and temporary exhibitions.

The Lickerish Tooth

The Old Grange, High Street, Lythe, North Yorkshire, YO21 3RT (4 miles, 6 km)

The Lickerish Tooth was born from the minds of two drunk men, and a wife who went along with it.

Captain Cook Memorial Monument

East Terrace, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3HA (0 miles, 1 km)

Bronze Monument of Captain Cook. On the West Cliff over looking the harbour across to the East cliff.

Whitby Brewery

Abbey Farm, East Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JR (0 miles, 1 km)

When we started up our microbrewery back in 2013, we made it our mission to bring local, craft brewing back to Whitby.

Whitby Harbour

St Annes Staith, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PY (0 miles, 1 km)

Whitby's harbour is bustling with life with small fishing boats to larger vessels ready to whisk visitors off on trips around the bay.