Plenty to do
Places to visit and things to do in Whitby.
HERE ARE OUR TOP THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN WHITBY:
- Spend time on Whitby beach: perfect for ball games, paddling, fossil hunting, sandcastles, dog walks and picnics.
- Visit Whitby Abbey. This iconic ruin is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Whitby; the abbey’s dramatic clifftop setting is breath taking, and the ruins themselves are steeped in history.
- Watch the old swing bridge open for boats to sail in and out of the harbour.
- Enjoy vintage, folk and musical festivals and events all year round. The Whitby Regatta, Whitby Folk Festival, and Whitby Goth and Steampunk weekends are hugely popular.
- Catch a steam train from Whitby to Grosmont, Goathland (used in the first Harry Potter film), through Newtondale Halt, Levisham and ending in Pickering.
- Visit the beauty spots that have attracted artists to Whitby for decades. Make time for the fine art galleries and collections from the ‘Staithes Group’ in the Pannett Art Gallery.
- Locate evocative street names, such as Flowergate and Arguments Yard, to unearth a sense of Whitby’s great maritime past.
- Follow the Whitby Heritage Trail featuring nine sculptures of Whitby’s famous people dotted around the town by local sculptor Emma Stothard.
- Take the 199 Steps to St Mary’s Church on Whitby’s east side, mentioned in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
- Walk or cycle to Pannett Park, a lovely green space on Whitby’s west side.
- Walk the Cleveland Way from Whitby to Sandsend
- Cycle the Cinder Track, the disused rail track – great for families.