<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 › Whitby Events

October 23, 2014

Bram Stoker International Film Festival

Now in its 6th year, this popular Film Festival has rapidly expanded into one of the most unique genre festivals in England. With Whitby being the literary birthplace of Count Dracula and the setting for this event, the Film Festival is surrounded by history and is soaked in atmosphere and is dedicated to continuing the Gothic tradition through music, art, literature and film. The Festival runs over five days and will feature over 40 films, a Dark Arts exhibition displaying unusual artworks from around the globe and the world-famous Vampire’s Ball (25 October), 1880s night (26 October) and more.

Start: October 23, 2014
End: October 27, 2014

October 31, 2014

Whitby Goth Weekend (Hallowe’en)

Take a trip to Whitby and enjoy its hugely famous Goth Weekend which coincides with Hallowe’en 2014. Due to popularity, and to the fact that it also happens to be WGW’s 20th ANNIVERSARY too, this year’s Autumn Goth Weekend may well turn in to a 4 night event. Don’t miss it. Please visit the Whitby Goth Weekend website for further information – www.whitbygothweekend.co.uk .

Start: October 31, 2014
End: November 2, 2014
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