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Things to do in Whitby

What to do in Whitby… what can’t you do! With a diverse range of attractions and activities for all ages, there is something for the whole family to enjoy!

Why not visit the 13th Century ruins of Whitby Abbey, one of the most dramatic and atmospheric sites on the Yorkshire Coast or set sail to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and visit the site where the legendary Captain James Cook lodged.

Or enjoy a trip to the theatre and head to Whitby Pavilion! With its stunning sea views and spectacular shows it’s definitely worth a visit!

So if you’re looking for things to do in Whitby, it’s safe to say there is plenty to keep you busy!

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What to do in Whitby

 
 
 
Whitby Jet Museum

W Hamond - Whitby Jet Museum

Church Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4DE (0 miles, 0 km)

Situated at the bottom of Whitby’s famous 199 steps W.Hamond jewellers is the oldest manufacturers and retailers of Whitby Jet jewellery and ornaments in the world.

Whitby Brewery

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.

Captain Cook Museum

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

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

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 Leisure Centre, Everyone Active

Whitby Leisure Centre

West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3HT (1 miles, 1 km)

In the beautiful town of Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast, the leisure centre has a great range of activities available for you to enjoy.

Whitby Walks

Whitby Walks

Whalebone Arch, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 3HA (0 miles, 1 km)

Whitby's unique leisurely learning experience for schools, colleges, clubs, societies and individuals.

Esk Valley Theatre

Esk Valley Theatre

The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW (8 miles, 13 km)

The Esk Valley Thetare Company are a professional theatre company offering high artistic quality and production standards.

Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood's Bay

The Dock, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4ST (5 miles, 8 km)

Picturesque coastal village approx. 7 miles South from Whitby. The village road runs steeply down to the very edge of the rocky shore and there are intriguing alleyways weaving between tightly-packed cottages and houses.

Whitby Beach

Whitby Beach

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

Whitby Beach is a sandy blue flag beach, set among fine stretches of the Yorkshire coast with spectacular cliffs and bays.

Whitby Harbour

Whitby Harbour

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

From the atmospheric Abbey towering over winding cobbled streets to the windswept beach and working harbour, Whitby is not your traditional coastal town.

West Pier - Whitby

West Pier - Whitby

Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PU (0 miles, 0 km)

Take a lovely stroll along the Pier, visit the Lighthouse and stop and take a look at the beautiful sea views. Please be aware that the end of the Pier is closed for safety reasons.

Curious About Whitby, Guided Walks

Curious About Whitby

Whitby Various locations, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN (0 miles, 0 km)

Are you Curious about Whitby? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity to get you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Have fun discovering Whitby with two self-guided heritage walks.

Captain Cook Monument

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.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Little Beck Wood Nature Reserve

Little Beck Lane, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO22 5HA (4 miles, 6 km)

Little Beck Wood is a glorious mix of oak, ash, alder and cherry under the canopies of which lives a wealth of plants, mammals and insects.

Pannett Park Art Gallery

Whitby Pannett Art Gallery

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

Art gallery within Whitby beautiful pannett park. Displays various exhibitions of local and international artists.

Whitby

Whitby Town

Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN (0 miles, 0 km)

The sea and harbour are still a magnet. They, along with the abbey ruins, quaint narrow streets, sands, museums and its many historical associations, make Whitby a major destination for tourists.

Emma Stothard Sculpture

Emma Stothard Sculpture

5A, Enterprise Way, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO22 4NH (1 miles, 2 km)

“Emma’s work fits perfectly with the concept of Jardin Blanc at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which is all about creating beauty, fun and art de vivre in our treasured private garden oasis.” Raymond Blanc OBE

Summer Queen and West Pier

Whitby Coastal Cruises

The Brewery Steps, Lower Harbour, Whitby, YO21 3PR (0 miles, 0 km)

Whitby Coastal Cruises, The Yellow Boats, are Whitby's biggest pleasure trip company.

Coastal & Country Coaches

Coastal & Country Coaches

Stainsacre Lane Industrial Estate, Fairfield Way, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4PU (1 miles, 2 km)

Coastal and Country Coaches of Whitby are still the largest family owned and operated coach and bus company in Whitby and surrounding area.

Accessible to all!

Wetwheels Yorkshire

Whitby Harbour, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 1DN (0 miles, 0 km)

Wetwheels Yorkshire builds disabled people’s confidence by providing the opportunity to access the sea in a fun, safe, stimulating and rewarding way using specially modified, fully accessible powerboats.

Pannett Park

Pannett Park

Whitby, YO21 1RE (0 miles, 0 km)

Pannett Park offers a haven of peace and quiet with an exciting play park for children and beautifully kept gardens, lawns and wooded areas for the whole family to enjoy.