Do you want to treat your special someone to a weekend they’ll never forget? There are lots of incredibly romantic things to do in Whitby that will leave them weak at the knees.
With so much history, the fresh sea air and some cosy places to stay, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to romance in Whitby.
Romantic things to do in Whitby
Take a look at some of our recommendations for the best things for couples to together do in the town.
Walk on the beach
Is there anything more romantic than strolling hand in hand up the beach? We think not! Take your partner for a wander along the sand, dip your toes in the sea and if you keep a look out, you might even find a fossil or two.
Go for a meal
Dining together is a real treat and we think it’s a must for a romantic getaway! There are lots of delicious places you can share a romantic meal in Whitby. Take a look at our favourite places to eat in the town.
Share a ghost walk
Go out for a night time ghost walk guided by our very own paranormal experts. Comfort each other in the evening gloom as you learn all about the ghostly reports and sightings around Whitby.
Wander the abbey ruins
Keeping a watchful eye of the town are the impressive Gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey. Wander through them and imagine what life might have been like for lovers in Whitby throughout the centuries.
Go on a boat ride
Take to the sea and experience the town from the water on a romantic boat ride with Whitby Coastal Cruises. Choose your vessel from the harbour and sit together and your captain takes you around Whitby bay, making sure to keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, whales and seals.
Treat each other in our independent shops
You’ll want a reminder of your romantic Whitby, so why not treat each other to something in our independent shops? There are lots of incredibly talented people in town selling lots of beautiful items, delicious treats, and Whitby-only keepsakes.
Visit an art gallery
Our stunning location inspires many artists, so much so they choose to live and work here! Spend a relaxing hour or two wandering Whitby galleries and enjoying the incredible artwork inspired by the local area.
Ride the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is an incredibly romantic way to see our unique countryside. Travel by steam train through the North York Moors National Park on one of the greatest heritage railways in the world.
Explore Pannett Park
Pannett Park is gorgeous at all times of the year. Wander round the lily pool and rose gardens, keeping an eye out for the local wildlife. The park is a real haven of peace and tranquillity, perfect for a romantic stroll with your loved one.
See a show
Whitby Pavilion hosts fantastic entertainment all year round. You’re sure to find something that will delight you on your romantic getaway. Catch a film, see a live show, watch your favourite musical performers, and more at this versatile venue. Check out what’s on by visiting their website.
Go horse riding
Take your special someone for a horse ride along the beach, in the woods, or through the spectacular North York Moors with Farsyde Riding Centre. Novices and experienced riders will all love their time horseback with the friendly, fully qualified instructors.
Staying in Whitby
You are absolutely spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation in Whitby. There are lots of places that you and your partner can cuddle up at night and enjoy cosy evenings by the coast.
Take a look at our full range of accommodation. Enjoy a luxury stay in one of our hotels, get all the comfort of home in our B&Bs, have a secret escape in our self-catering cottages or get closer to nature in our caravan and campsites.