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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

 
 
 
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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

The Spa at Raithwaite Estate

The Spa at Raithwaite Estate

Sandsend Road, Raithwaite, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3ST (2 miles, 3 km)

As soon as you step through the door of the Spa at Raithwaite you're already on the way to restoring body and soul. Discover a place to make your own, and let our friendly and knowledgeable staff help you unwind.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Cook's Endeavour Cruise Trips

Cook's Endeavour Cruise Trips

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

Climb on board the Bark Endeavour Whitby for a unique trip to remember.

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.

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.

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.