Things to do in Whitby

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    Agricultural Shows

  • Egton, near Whitby Agricultural Show

    Egton Show, on the Yorkshire Coast, is one of the largest village shows in the country. Come and celebrate country pursuits from wrought iron and farrier displays to goat, ferret, bee keeping, produce and handicraft and the children's sections. Held every year at the end of August.

    Egton, near Whitby Agricultural Show Website Map Where to Stay
  • Farndale Show

    Enjoy the Farndale Agricultural Show in the North York Moors National Park near Rosedale Abbey and within an hour's drive from Whitby. Find special attractions, such as dog displays and flying shows and demonstrations, such as sheep shearing and wool spinning. Held annually on August Bank holiday.

    Farndale Show Website Map Where to Stay

    Castles, Gardens and Stately Homes

  • Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall

    Take a picturesque walk through a woodland tea garden, set in the grounds of Midge Hall, a tiny cottage at the top of 30 foot Falling Foss Waterfall in Whitby, North York Moors. Open from the Easter holidays to the end of September. Perfect place to relax and unwind and enjoy light refreshment.

    Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall   Website Map Where to Stay
  • Pannett Park

    This beautiful public gardens with a local history museum and elegant sunken pool and themed gardens. Situated very near the centre of Whitby, the park offers a haven of peace and quiet. The Heritage Lottery Fund & Big Lottery Fund Park for People Programme have regenerated Pannett Park.Open all year round, no entry fee.

    Pannett Park Website Map Where to Stay
  • Whitby Abbey

    Whitby Abbey is a Benedictine Abbey which was previously a 7th Century Christian monastery. This English Heritage site hosts a Mansion Visitor Centre and holds various interesting events. They Abbey church overlooks the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby. Grounds and museum closed until April 2019 for improvements - then 10am - 6pm.

    Whitby Abbey Website Map Where to Stay

    Museums

  • Captain Cook Memorial Museum

    Winner of the Gold Award 2013 for the best small visitor attraction in Visit England's Awards, this 17th Century house belonged to Cook's master, John Walker, and is where the young Cook and his fellow apprentices lodged. The house is now a museum celebrating Cook's years in Whitby and later career.

    Captain Cook Memorial Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • RNLI Whitby Museum

    Lifeboat museum with models, relics and a gift shop. This Victorian double boathouse celebrates Whitby's lifeboat history. Admission is free to public or pre-book for groups. Check website for opening times.

    RNLI Whitby Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Robin Hood's Bay + Fylingdales Museum

    This museum, solely run by volunteers, houses fascinating collections and displays from the local area of Whitby. Admission is free (donations welcome) Open from February to September, check website for opening times.

    Robin Hood's Bay + Fylingdales Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Whitby Museum

    Their independent Victorian museum has local fossils, natural history, model ships, carved jet, toys, costumes and social history. Situated in the beautiful gardens of Pannett Park. Open 9.30am – 4.30pm except Mondays (but open Bank Holidays)

    Whitby Museum Website Map Where to Stay

    Visitor Farms, Wildlife, Walks and Trails

  • Pannett Park

    In the centre of Whitby, this beautifully maintained park has a sunken pond and themed gardens. There has been regeneration to Pannett Park through Lottery funds, creating a fun, family friendly place for all ages. The Friends of Pannett Park hold regular events and activities.

    Pannett Park Website Map Where to Stay