<h3>From visitor attractions to outdoor activities</h3>
<p>
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>
<p>
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>

Upcoming Events

July 25, 2014

Aspects of the Moors. Inspired by… gallery

Members of Ryedale ArtWorks will be showcasing varied landscapes of the North York Moors, aspects permeating each Artist’s use of colour, form and texture.

Start: July 25, 2014
End: August 17, 2014
Venue: North York Moors National Park
Address:
Helmsley, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

July 27, 2014

ParkFest – National Parks Week – ‘Spaces to Grow’

Celebrate the very best of the British countryside with ParkFest – the National Parks Week – ‘Spaces to Grow’. The venue is the North York Moors National Park Centre at Danby for a full day of walks, activities, live music, talks, and demonstrations from moorland crafts, woodland skills, sheep shearing,  archery and a wide range of family activities. Find out from the Danelaw Living History Group about local dialect, songs and customs. Have a chat to the National Park officers about current and future projects.

Start: July 27, 2014
End: August 3, 2014
Venue: North York Moors National Park
Address:
Helmsley, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

July 31, 2014

Whitby & District Lions 5th Annual Beer Festival

Whitby & District Lions (5th) Annual Beer Festival will be held at Whitby Mission & Seafarers Centre, Haggersgate, Whitby. Doors will be open at 12.00 noon throughout the event and will close at 10pm (apart from Sunday when we close at 4pm). Over 30 beers and ciders will be available to sample. All money raised will go to various local charities. Locally produced food will be available throughout the Festival. Entry: £5 includes a commemorative Festival glass, program with tasting notes and one beer token.

Start: July 31, 2014
End: August 3, 2014

Pickering Steam Rally

This annual three day event offers lots of interesting things to see and do. Steam is definitely the theme at Pickering Show 2014 and ‘the famous line of Showmans Engines’ are on display with steam lorries, agricultural traction engines, fairground organs, steam tractors, miniature traction engines, and much more. Steam ploughing engines (now over 100 years old) will be in operation and displays of ploughing will be available at regular intervals throughout the event. Three-rack working saw-benches will be cutting up trees and five threshing sets will be driven by steam engines and vintage tractors. See the Ilson Stone Crushers road making display which shows you how it was all done in the 1950s. Held in the Showfield the main Arena attraction for 2014 is ‘The Royal Signals White Helmets’ Motor Cycle Display Team. Friday evening sees the Steam Road Run to Thornton-le-Dale. On the Saturday evening (1st August) steam and petrol Road Run – leaves the Rally Field at 6pm for an hour in Pickering Town and then back. Live Music with fantastic Fireworks Finale at dusk (around 9.30pm). Visit us over this long weekend, have a great time out and relive the golden age of steam.

Start: July 31, 2014
End: August 2, 2014

August 1, 2014

Friday evening Music & Ale Trains

Enjoy a spectacular ride on the Esk Valley’s Whitby to Middlesbrough service, calling at all stations down the line. Stop off at any Station for a drink and meal, or enjoy the whole journey with us, relaxing to the live music played by local bands whilst drinking excellent real ales. Visit Esk Valley Railway’s website for further information.

Date: August 1, 2014
Venue: Esk Valley Railway
Address:
Whitby, Whitby, United Kingdom

August 3, 2014

MoorFest

The heart of the North York Moors National Park is now at the stage of turning purple. Come along to the Sutton Bank National Park Centre and spend the day admiring the magnificent views and discovering our amazing moorland heritage. The North York Moors National Park Rangers will be very happy to introduce you to their work and will inform you about matters from dry-stone walling to bee-keeping. The Danelaw Living History Group will bring the smells and sights of the Moors to life as they offer story-telling, craft-making sessions, food-making and even face painting. Something for all the family to enjoy.

Date: August 3, 2014
Venue: North York Moors National Park
Address:
Helmsley, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

August 5, 2014

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show

This annual and popular Show (established in 1800) is the oldest surviving Gooseberry Show in the Country and is run each year by the Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Society. The Show will be open to the public from 2pm and music will be playing in the afternoon. The prize-giving begins at 6.30pm. Come along and witness these giant gooseberries for yourselves – the largest gooseberry (2009 Show) weighed in at 35 drams (slightly larger than the size of a golf ball!).

Date: August 5, 2014

August 6, 2014

Thornton-le-Dale Show

2014 will see the 95th Annual Show at Thornton-le-Dale which attacts visitors from near and far each year due to its popularity. A full-day of packed events continuing on into the evening with programmes to suit all ages including Farm Animals, Show Jumping, non-affiliated, Heavy Horses, Decorated Horses and Driving Classes, Atkinson’s Action Horses (Equestrian Stunt Team), Dog Show, Vintage Tractors, Fancy Dress, Companion Animals, Working Terrier & Lurcher Show, Falconry, Gun Dogs, Sheep Dogs and Geese, Fancy Dress, Kangaroos Gymnastics Team, Falconry, Handicrafts, Vegetables, Produce and Flower Displays, music and much more. Ample free car parking available.

Date: August 6, 2014

August 8, 2014

Friday evening Music & Ale Trains

Take a spectacular ride on Esk Valley’s Whitby to Middlesbrough trains, calling at all Stations down the line. You can stop off at any Station for a drink and meal, or simply enjoy the whole journey on board relaxing to live music played by local bands whilst drinking excellent real ale. Please visit the Esk Valley Railway website for further information.

Date: August 8, 2014
Venue: Esk Valley Railway
Address:
Whitby, Whitby, United Kingdom

August 9, 2014

Whitby Regatta & Carnival

Four days of super entertainment including rowing races, yacht racing and much more and finishing with prize presentations and a spectacular Fireworks Finale. Celebrating 170 years of aquatic competition, the Whitby Regatta is possibly the oldest Sea Regatta on the North East coastline. This annual event has become a firm calendar favourite and has drawn huge crowds of people in to Whitby and the area over many years. A not to be missed event!

Start: August 9, 2014
End: August 11, 2014
Venue: Whitby Regatta
Address:
Bow House Ltd, Whitby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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