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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

 
 
 
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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.

Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Pavilion

West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Whitby Pavilion Complex nestling into the West Cliff has wonderful views over the North Sea. The Victorian Theatre and the refurbished Northern Lights Suite provide a multi-functional venue suitable for almost every type of event.

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

Pannett Park Art Gallery

Pannett Park 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.

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.

Whale Bone Arch - Whitby

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.

Yorkshire Cycle Hub, Great Fryupdale

Yorkshire Cycle Hub

Fryup Gill, Great Fryupdale, Lealholm, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 2AP (12 miles, 19 km)

At the Yorkshire Cycle Hub you'll find a cafe, bike shop, bikes to hire, bike wash, drying room, camping pods, bunk house accommodation with en-suite bathrooms and a class room to hire.

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.

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.

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.

Airy Hill Play Park

Airy Hill Play Park

off Waterstead Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1PF (0 miles, 1 km)

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.

The Geall Gallery

The Geall Gallery

Front Street, Grosmont, North Yorkshire, YO22 5QE (6 miles, 9 km)

Chris Geall is a landscape artist based in Grosmont near Whitby. Best known for large palette knife oil paintings of the North York Moors and North East Coastline.

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.

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.

Mini Monsterz, Whitby

Mini Monsterz

The Carrs, Ruswarp, Whitby, YO21 1RL (1 miles, 2 km)

Based in the picturesque village of Ruswarp, near Whitby, Mini Monsterz is one of the biggest indoor play areas in North Yorkshire, catering for all age groups!

The Endeavour Experience Whitby

The Endeavour Experience Whitby

Endeavour Wharf, Dockend, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 1DN (0 miles, 0 km)

Welcome to The Endeavour Experience. The only life size replica of Captain Cook’s HM Bark Endeavour in the northern hemisphere, and Whitby’s newest family tourist attraction.

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.

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 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.