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Top 5 Things to See & Do in Whitby

Whitby is famous for many things: it's a traditional seaside resort with Blue Flag beaches, and has some of the best fish and chips around. But there's so much more to it...

Born in Marton, as a young man explorer Captain James Cook lodged in a house on Whitby's Grape Lane during his seaman's apprenticeship. That very same house is now a fascinating museum dedicated to him, packed with stunning artifacts.

Kippered

Near the foot of the 199 steps leading to Whitby Abbey, you'll find a true Whitby institution. Fortune's Smokehouse, established in 1872. You'll struggle to find more delicious kippers anywhere, not to mention that they're award-winning! Kippers Whitby

It's Quicker By Rail...

A train journey over the magnificent North York Moors is an experience to remember - hop aboard the Esk Valley line, or the steam-powered North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Whitby Station.
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Explore Winding Street and the famous hidden yards guided by one of Whitby Walks costumed 'Storywalkers'. Most of the walk start/finish from the famous Whalebone Arch.
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Jet Set

Whitby jet - the 'black amber of the north' - has always been considered the best in the world. Take a walk up Church Street to browse the many jet shops, including W. Hammond and the Whitby Jet Heritage Centre, which has the last remaining authentic Victorian jet workshop.

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Plan Your Visit to Whitby

 
Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

What's On In Whitby

What's On In Whitby

Events from
date event
Tue 6 Feb - Tue 4 Dec Tea Dances with Ray Kirk at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Wed 21 Feb - Fri 23 Mar Whitby in the Time of Cook at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Fri 23 - Sun 25 Feb The Post at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Sun 25 - Wed 28 Feb Maze Runner: The Death Cure (15) at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Tue 6 Mar Cliff Street Wonderland at Cliff Street Car Park, Whitby
Fri 9 - Tue 13 Mar Roman J. Israel, Esq. (12a) at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Wed 21 Mar Ladies Of The Blues at Whitby Pavilion Theatre at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby

Discover Events in Whitby

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

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Wed 21 Feb - Fri 23 Mar 2018

Exhibition: 'Whitby in the Time of Cook, the Making of a Great Seaman' 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific in 1768. As he weighed anchor at Plymouth, what did he take from Whitby?

The Post (12a)

The Post

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 23 - Sun 25 Feb 2018

The Post is a 2017 American political thriller film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (15)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 25 - Wed 28 Feb 2018

In the conclusion to the Maze Runner trilogy, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet.

Cliff Street Wonderland

Cliff Street Wonderland

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Tue 6 Mar 2018

Whitby In Bloom are leading a community initiative to rejuvenate the area using the theme of ‘Alice In Wonderland’.

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. (12a)

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Fri 9 - Tue 13 Mar 2018

Denzel Washington plays a socially awkward defence lawyer who finally gets tired of being the underdog and decides to transform his life, and himself.

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Ladies Of The Blues at Whitby Pavilion Theatre

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Wed 21 Mar 2018

Blues enthusiasts, live music lovers and aspiring musicians across the country are in for a very special treat, when Connie, Kyla and Erja embark of their nine date UK Tour in March 2018.

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

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Sat 24 Mar - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Exhibition: 'Whitby in the Time of Cook, the Making of a Great Seaman' 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific in 1768. As he weighed anchor at Plymouth, what did he take from Whitby?

Follow the Seagulls Charity Walk

Follow the Seagulls Charity Walk

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Sat 14 - Sun 15 Apr 2018

A 2-day long distance walk along the coastal paths and across the heather moorlands of North Yorkshire.. This is your opportunity to do something big, heroic & memorable to help support people in the UK with a brain tumour.

Whitby Goth Weekend, Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Goth Weekend

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 27 - Sun 29 Apr 2018

WGW™ has something for everyone with an interest in all things alternative. Join the thousands of Goths and alternatives of all ages and walks of life for an amazing long weekend.

Monty Python's Spamalot

Monty Python's SPAMALOT

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Tue 8 - Sat 12 May 2018

Whitby Area Musical Theatre Company presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Moonlight Outdoor Cinema

Moonlight Cinema is coming to Whitby

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 25 - Mon 28 May 2018

Moonlight Cinema is coming to Whitby, between May 25th-28th. We have teamed up with Abbey Farm Caravan Park to bring a special event, which is completely free to attend.

The White Lily Ball

The White Lily Ball

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Fri 1 Jun 2018

The glamourous and glittering White Lily Ball returns for the 7th year.

Cook250 Whitby Festival

Cook250 Whitby Festival

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Fri 6 - Sun 8 Jul 2018

A celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Captain Cooks first expedition to the South Seas. A weekend of discovery and entertainment for the whole family.

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

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Fri 6 Jul 2018

The ORIGINAL Yorkshire Soul Weekender Experience in the beautiful town of Whitby.

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 7 Jul 2018

The ORIGINAL Yorkshire Soul Weekender Experience in the beautiful town of Whitby.

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 8 Jul 2018

The ORIGINAL Yorkshire Soul Weekender Experience in the beautiful town of Whitby.

New York

Queen Bee Quilters

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 13 - Sun 15 Jul 2018

An exhibition of patchwork and quilting by Queen Bee Quilters and Friends who will be displaying the work they have done over the past two years.

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

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Fri 27 Jul 2018

Whitby’s lifeboat weekend commences on Friday 27th July with a fairground organ playing at the bandstand.

RNLI

Whitby Lifeboat Station Flag weekend

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Sat 28 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

This is a fundraising weekend , with lots of attractions for all the family.There will be a host of stalls and activities - keep an eye out for updated details closer to the time.

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

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Sat 28 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

Another action packed exciting Whitby Steampunk Weekend is in store for us with a number of activities, presentations and demonstrations lined up as well as our 'Almost Famous' Steampunk Emporium for your delectation, perusal and amusement.

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

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Sat 28 Jul 2018

Whitby’s lifeboat weekend commences on Friday 27th July with a fairground organ playing at the bandstand.

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 29 Jul 2018

Whitby’s lifeboat weekend commences on Friday 27th July with a fairground organ playing at the bandstand.

Whitby Traction Engine Rally

Whitby Traction Engine Rally

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Fri 3 - Sun 5 Aug 2018

NEXT TO WHITBY ABBEY, HAWKSER LANE, WHITBY YO22 4JR. The venue, for Whitby Traction Engine Rally, is located next to Whitby Abbey, approximately 5 minutes walk from the centre of the popular tourist town of Whitby.

The Gin Festival

The Gin Society Festival - Whitby 2018

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 10 - Sat 11 Aug 2018

Get ready for a Gin-fuelled seaside escapade.