<h3>From visitor attractions to outdoor activities</h3>
There is so much to do in and around Whitby, from walking or cycling in the North
York Moors National Park to learning about Whitby’s connections to Dracula and
Captain Cook.
</p> <h3>Some of Yorkshire's finest coastal retreats</h3>
<p>Enjoy the quirky fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay, the unspoilt
sandy beaches of Sandsend and Runswick Bay, the staggering views from the
clifftops at Ravenscar, and the popular seaside resorts of Saltburn and Redcar.</p> <h3>The North Yorkshire Moors Railway</h3>
Travel from Pickering to Whitby along ‘the world's most popular steam heritage
railway'. The Pullman Diner Service also allows you to dine in style within the lavish
setting of the beautiful period carriages.
</p> <h3>There's more to Whitby than meets the eye</h3>
<p>With its connections to Captain Cook and Dracula, its quirky narrow streets and
bustling harbour overlooked by the striking Gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey, Whitby is
a fascinating town, unlike any other.</p> <h3>An enchanting place</h3>
<p>Come and stay for a romantic break in a boutique hotel, a cosy B&B or a luxurious cottage hideaway.</p> <h3>Horse riding on the Moors</h3>
<p>Enjoy the 800km of bridleways that weave through the peaceful and colourful countryside of the North York Moors National Park, which surrounds Whitby town.</p>

Whitby Regatta on 18, 19 & 20 August 2012

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Whitby Regatta on 18, 19 & 20 August 2012
August 18, 2012
August 20, 2012
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Whitby seafront
The seafront & harbour, Whitby, United Kingdom

Whitby Regatta on 18, 19 & 20 August 2012

The Whitby Regatta is a fun-willed weekend for the whole family. Its origins go back to before the 1850s when teams from the Yorkshire and Northeast fishing ports would compete for the sake of local pride to see who had the best seamanship and oarsmanship. It’s changed a lot since its early days and there’s a host of great things to watch and participate in including: rowing races, a junior soccer tournament, a 10km fun run, a fun fair, flypasts and aerial displays, and, to end the proceedings with a flash, bang wallop, a superb firework display on the Monday evening. Much of the entertainment is free for spectators, so it represents superb value for money. And Whitby has excellent places to stay, eat and drink, and there are lots of other great things to do if you want to come early or stay longer.

You can find out much more about what’s happening if you read our blog about it.

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