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5 Unusual and exciting activities in and around Whitby.

Maybe you’ve been to Whitby before and loved it, seen all the sights, tried out lots of the attractions? Or are you an adrenaline junkie, who would like to try something different while you’re on holiday? We’ve put together some suggestions of some of the more unusual activities you could try during your stay.


Take an evening Ghost walk around the town.

There is a right way… a wrong way… and a Whitby Way!… according to ‘The Man in Black’ who invites you to join him on a 75-minute tour to discover the strange and supernatural tales of murder, mystery, and suspense. Meet at the Whale bone arch, opposite The Royal Hotel, West Cliff, (YO21 3HA). Tour departs at 7.30pm. No need to book, just turn up!


Or if you fancy a more light-hearted and theatrical ghost tour, try Red Hat Ghost Walks. The ghostly stories are amusingly told in verse.  The walks take place on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 7pm from the bandstand. For further details or enquiries call 07474689244 or take a look at Red Hat’s Instagram page

North Yorkshire Off-Road Centre.

The idyllic setting of Robin Hood’s Bay, just a short drive from Whitby, provides the perfect backdrop for a day that you’ll never forget. The centre has its own private hillside and quarry site which has a super selection of terrain providing courses which are perfect for beginners and excellent for the experienced and daring 4×4 drivers. Booking in advance essential.  Telephone: 07787 555060

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Go Ape – Dalby Forest

Dalby Forest is around a 30 minute drive from Whitby, in the North York Moors National Park.

Go Ape offer various activities for the whole family, set in the beautiful Dalby Forest.  Take the Treetop Challenge on the high ropes above the forest or the Treetop Adventure with intricate crossings, wobbly bridges, and zip wire rides, all designed with the younger family in mind.

If you’re not too keen on heights, then you can explore the beauty of Dalby Forest on all-terrain Segways.

For more information and to book, check out their website.

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Bridge Bungee Jump – One for the thrill seekers!

For an exhilarating and unforgettable experience, take a leap off the iconic Larpool Viaduct in Whitby, the jump takes place over the river Esk with great views across to Whitby Abbey from the top.

These jumps take place on specific dates, so please take a look at the website for dates and to make bookings.


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Escape Rooms – For those who enjoy solving puzzles and mysteries.

Eskape Whitby offers two themed rooms which also incorporate snippets of local history, myths and legends. You will have 60 minutes to use your puzzle solving skills, working with your friends to solve the themed mystery rooms.

Advance bookings only.  Bookings can be made directly via Eskape’s website or by calling 07480117323 or 01947 821333