<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>

Upcoming Events

July 25, 2014

Friday evening Music & Ale Train

Enjoy a spectacular evening of live music from local bands and experience our fine real ales – the perfect way to start the weekend and enjoy relaxing and socialising on our Esk Valley Whitby to Middlesbrough service. You can even stay for the whole evening in Whitby and return on the extra late train – see the Esk Valley Railway website for further details and train times.

Date: July 25, 2014
Venue: Esk Valley Railway
Whitby, Whitby, United Kingdom

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
Helmsley, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

July 26, 2014

Saltersgate Farmers Annual Hunt Show

The Annual Country Show is the main event for the Saltersgate Farmers Hunt. The Saltersgate Farmers Hunt which was established in 1939 is well supported by members of the local community. Come along and enjoy our Show Jumping, Gymkhana, Shetlands, Coloureds, Bonny Pony, Tack & Turn Out, Driving Classes, Hunmanby Silver Band, Fancy Dress, Scarecrow Class, Companion Dog Show, Dog Agility, Lurcher Show, Terrier Show & Racing, Photography Class, Open Produce and Cookery Classes, Children’s Classes and much, much more.

Venue: located in the North York Moors National Park (7 miles from Pickering), on the Whitby Road (A169). Address: Saltersgate Bank Top, Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 7NS (close to the Hole of Horcum). Show starts at 10am.

Date: July 26, 2014
Venue: Saltersgate Farmers Hunt
Saltersgate Bank Top, Pickering, YO18 7NS, 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
Helmsley, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

July 29, 2014

Ryedale Show

This popular annual show will be the 148th, and is held in the Ampitheatre of Welburn Park, Kirkbymoorside. Great value for money. Full and varied day of great all round entertainment. Eight rings running throughout the day, exhibiting horses, prime cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and much more.

Date: July 29, 2014

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
Whitby, Whitby, United Kingdom

August 3, 2014


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
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
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