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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

 
 
 
The Lickerish Tooth

The Lickerish Tooth

Cross Farm House, Egton, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 1TZ (6 miles, 10 km)

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

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.

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.

Eskape

Eskape Whitby

Unit G1A, St. Hildas Business Centre, The Ropery, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO22 4ET (0 miles, 0 km)

Are your deductive skills as good as you think? Come and find out....

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.

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 Museum

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.

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.

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.

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT (0 miles, 0 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.

Whitby Open Top Bus Tour

Open Top Whitby Town Guided Tour Bus

The Garage, Fairfield Way, Stainsacre Industrial Est, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4PU (1 miles, 2 km)

Hop on to our open top bus for a unique sightseeing tour of Whitby.

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.

Bran Stoker Dracula Experience

The Bram Stoker Dracula Experience

Marine Parade, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PR (0 miles, 0 km)

The Dracula Experience is a unique tour through the Dracula story and the connection to Whitby. Using animated scenes, electronic special effects and live actors.

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.

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 Abbey to Saltwick Bay Easy Access Walk

Whitby Abbey Easy Access Walk

East Cliff, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT (0 miles, 1 km)

The path starts on the green adjacent to the car park at the end of the road. It is very busy in the summer as it connects the large caravan park to the town.

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 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.

West Cliff Attractions

West Cliff Attractions

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

Attractions include bumper boats, a miniature railway and motorised go-karts. Now with disabled accessible go-kart. Adjacent to new Whitby skate park. School parties are welcome, please telephone for further details.