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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

 
 
 
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

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Minke Whale

Whitby Whale Watching

The Brewery Steps, St. Ann's Staith, Staith, Whitby, YO21 3PW (0 miles, 0 km)

Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal to some of the seas most amazing creatures? Well now you can with the help of Whitby Whale Watching

Airy Hill Play Park

Airy Hill Play Park

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

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.

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 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 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.