<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 › Whitby Events

April 25, 2014

Whitby Goth Weekend 2014 (April and Hallowe’en Dates)

APRIL 2014 GOTH WEEKEND – 25 – 27 April 2014

HALLOWE’EN 2014 GOTH WEEKEND – over the weekend of 31st October 2014.

2014 is the 20th Anniversary of this hugely popular and twice yearly event. Check the website for further information or email: info@whitbygothweekend.co.uk and www.whitbygothweekend.co.uk . Check out our Facebook page for hot-off-the-press information at: www.facebook.com/whitbygothweekend .

Start: April 25, 2014
End: April 27, 2014

May 1, 2014

The Great Xhibition

Whitby Art Xhibitions and Richardson & Smith present The Great Xhibition which will be held at the West Cliff Saleroom, Silver Street, Whitby. Aiming to show there’s more to explore than the many wonderful images of the Abbey, beach huts, seagulls etc., Whitby Art Xhibitions (a group of local artists) are hosting their own ‘pop-up’ exhibition to showcase the wonderful arts scene and talents of artists in Whitby and the area and this Xhibition will reflect a cross between a Group Show and an Art Fair. The West Cliff Saleroom will be transformed into an art space offering cafe facilities with plenty of seating and to add to the atmosphere – relax with a hot drink, sit back and enjoy the music. Come along and meet some of the local artists and be inspired by their talented work.

Start: May 1, 2014
End: May 7, 2014

May 9, 2014

Ironstone Line Dance Weekend

Held at the Whitby Pavilion, this annual, popular event is now in its 17th year. There are three daily workshops with qualified line dance choreographers and live music over three nights. Steve Mason runs the disco on mornings and evenings.

Start: May 9, 2014
End: May 11, 2014
Venue: Whitby Pavilion
Address:
West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN, United Kingdom

May 16, 2014

Whitby Gospel Music Convention

Visit Whitby Pavilion and join in the UK’s top Gospel Music event which includes International Christian Gospel and Country Artists. This music event also incorporates the Whitby Spring Bible Week which is held at the Whitby Evangelical Church.

Start: May 16, 2014
End: May 18, 2014
Venue: Whitby Pavilion
Address:
West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN, United Kingdom

May 28, 2014

Planting of the Penny Hedge

A traditional, annual ritual. Each year at 9am, Eve of Ascension Day – the ceremony of the Horngarth (or known as Planting of the Penny Hedge) takes pride of place in Whitby’s Upper Harbour. Performed under the supervision of the Bailiff of the Manor of Fyling, this hedge is constructed from nine hazel stakes which are driven in to the mud, forced down by an ancient mallet. A further nine pliant branches are used for inter-twining, and are braced at each end with ‘stout-strowers’. Brushwood infills are weaved around the lower stakes, and the event is completed with three blasts on the ram’s horn with a cry from the Bailiff of “out on ye” (three times over). The hedge construction has to be strong enough to stand three tides.

Date: May 28, 2014

June 21, 2014

Whitby Summer Sea Angling Festival

The Whitby Sea Angling Festival is sponsored by the famous Magpie Cafe and runs through from 21 June to 13 July. For further information please contact the Whitby Chartered Skippers Association direct.

Start: June 21, 2014
End: July 13, 2014

June 28, 2014

Armed Forces Day in Whitby

Join in with Whitby residents and celebrate Armed Forces Day which will be held at the War Memorial, Dock End, Whitby. There will be displays, performances and stalls throughout the day and, weather permitting, Air Displays, which will also include the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight which will be a heart-filling experience as Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster roar over the Town.

Date: June 28, 2014

July 4, 2014

Whitby Northern Soul Music Weekend

This will be the 13th Northern Soul Weekender for which this annual packed event is known to be THE original of its kind. Featuring the best in Northern Soul, Modern Soul and Motown, played by the North’s best loved DJs. Soul nights and daytime sessions running over 3 days. Visit the Whitby Pavilion website for further details.

Start: July 4, 2014
End: July 6, 2014
Venue: Whitby Pavilion
Address:
West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN, United Kingdom

July 12, 2014

Whitby Lifeboat Station Flag Weekend

Fundraising weekend with lots of attractions for all the family to enjoy. Excellent array of stalls. Whitby’s lifeboats on show for public viewing.

Start: July 12, 2014
End: July 13, 2014

July 19, 2014

Great Seaside Vintage Fair 2014

Held at Whitby Pavilion, this Vintage Fair is hugely popular and enjoys fabulous sea views! 40 stalls offering genuine vintage goods spanning from the 1920s to the 1980s, held in the Pavilion’s Northern Lights suite.

Start: July 19, 2014
End: July 20, 2014
Venue: Whitby Pavilion
Address:
West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN, United Kingdom
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