Whitby History

Whitby is a town bursting with history going as far back as the founding of Whitby Abbey in 657AD. It boasts over 200 listed buildings, many of them close to the harbour that the town originally grew around.

The seaward side of the swing bridge is the perfect place to watch a host of nautical activities, maybe the lifeboat roaring out to sea or the rival rowing clubs practising. You can wander out on the piers, enjoy and walk along the beach or take a sea trip.

Whitby is truly a wonderful, special place to visit at any time of the year. To the right is just a taste of some of the main events taking place (please note that exact dates should be checked on relevant websites).

Events Diary


Biennial Scooter Rally
Spring Fishing Festival
Spring Steam Gala Weekend
Spring Goth Weekend


Ironstone Line Dance Weekend
Whitby Gospel Music Convention


Whitby 60’s Music Festival
Flipside Rock & Roll Weekend
Awesome 70’s & Heritage Diesel Gala
Armed Forces Day


Northern Soul Weekend
Vintage Vehicles & Classic Cars Weekend


Whitby Regatta & Carnival
Whitby Folk Weekend


Whitby Pirates Festival
Whitby Motown Soul Weekender

October / November

Whitby Blues Festival
Whitby 40’s Dance
Railway in Wartime Weekend
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
Whitby Autumn Goth Week

Booking Enquiries

Richard & Natalie 01947 603711