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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

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.

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.

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.

Whitby Glass Ltd. Lucky Duck Shop, Whitby

Whitby Glass Ltd. - Lucky Duck Shop

9 Sandgate, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4DB (0 miles, 0 km)

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

Whitby Golf Club

Whitby Golf Club

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

Situated on the rugged cliff tops Whitby Golf Course is a 6134 yards SSS70 course overlooking Whitby and Sandsend. Visitors Welcome

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.