<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>

Calendar of Events

August 20, 2014

Egton Horse & Agricultural Show 2014

The 125th Annual Egton Horse & Agricultural Show will be held in Egton. 2014 will see a Wrought Iron and Farrier Display, Farmers Market and many other exhibitions such as fur & feather, ferrets, cattle, goats, sheep, horses (of course) plus bee keeping and handicrafts and produce stalls, plus sections for children. The Show opens at 8.30am with the very first event of judging in the main ring at 8.45am. Lots to see and do throughout the day.

Date: August 20, 2014

August 17, 2014

Music, Art & Poetry

Held at Sutton Bank National Park Centre (11am – 4pm). Come along and be inspired by the North York Moors National Park. Watch, create and listen to tales by our storyteller and see Peter Reynolds (local artist) at work. Join a poetry walk or embark on a self-led trail around the grounds of the National Park Centre and gather up inspiration for your very own rhyme and art. Craft sessions (bookable) are inspirational and help to make and create your own masterpiece out of natural materials.

Date: August 17, 2014
Venue: North York Moors National Park
Helmsley, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

August 16, 2014

Whitby Folk Week

Another annual popular calendar event for Whitby – the famous Folk Weekend – an extremely popular dance and music event as Morris Dancers perform their English traditional dances which all adds to the wonderful atmosphere of this popular week. Local pubs will be filled with lots of live entertainment. Huge guest link of singers, bands and dancers.

Start: August 16, 2014
End: August 22, 2014
Venue: Whitby Folk Week
Bow House Ltd, Whitby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Rosedale & District Annual Show

This annual Show was founded back in 1871. Lots to see and do – something for all ages. Come along and enjoy viewing the vintage tractors, scarecrows, pigeons & poultry, rabbits & cavies, cattle, goats, horses (including hunters, heavy horses and ponies), flowers, fruit and vegetables – and much more.

Date: August 16, 2014

Sleights Show

This will be the 133rd traditional Village Show, which will again be held at the Sports Field in Sleights. Come along and join us for a fun filled day with brass band music, colourful displays of flowers and vegetables (children’s classes included), handicrafts and photography etc. Great variety of stalls, dog show, home-made teas and children’s sports – something for all ages to enjoy. For further information please telephone the Show Secretary on 01947 600177.

Date: August 16, 2014

August 15, 2014

Friday evening Music & Ale Trains

Enjoy our special extra Friday evening trains – Esk Valley’s Whitby to Middlesbrough service, which call at all stations down the line. You can stop off at any Station for a meal and drink, or simply just enjoy the whole journe, relaxing to the live music played by local bands whilst experiencing fine real ales and socialising. Please visit the Esk Valley Railway website for any further information required.

Date: August 15, 2014
Venue: Esk Valley Railway
Whitby, Whitby, United Kingdom

August 13, 2014

Danby Agricultural Show

The 154th Danby Show takes place at Danby Showground. This is the oldest agricultural show in the area and attracts around 6,000 visitors each year. Come along and enjoy farm machinery and displays including vintage tractors, sheep dog trials, competitive classes, local crafts, horse and pony classes and much more. A great day out for all the family!

Date: August 13, 2014

August 11, 2014

Esk Valley Railway Late Service after Regatta Fireworks

A late night service (provided by Northern Rail) will be running on Regatta Monday after the spectacular Fireworks Finale for for visitors to Whitby who are travelling back to the Esk Valley and Middlesbrough. See Esk Valley Railway’s website for further information.

Date: August 11, 2014
Venue: Esk Valley Railway
Whitby, Whitby, United Kingdom

August 10, 2014

Landscape Detectives

Joining forces with Malton Museum on an archaeology and geology discovery day, this gives you the chance to turn detective and investigate the beautiful landscapes that surround the Sutton Bank National Park Centre. Drop in stones and bones activities will be on offer and you can even make your own fossil. There are bookable events such as a dry-stone wall building workshop and ‘a walk through time’ with the archaeologist.

Date: August 10, 2014
Venue: North York Moors National Park
Helmsley, North Yorkshire, 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
Bow House Ltd, Whitby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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