The ancient fishing port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk and is ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire with its superb coastline and, inland, the spectacular North York Moors. Whitby is a charming and atmospheric town of winding streets and hidden alleys, with a picturesque harbour, safe sandy beaches and, of course, the Abbey, reached by the famous 199 steps. Perched dramatically on a coastal headland Whitby Abbey is a magnificent reminder of the early church’s power and dedication. It contained the shrine to the Abbey’s founder, St Hild, who died in 680 and symbolised the continuing Christian tradition in the north.
Whitby has always had a strong sea going tradition and has been home to some famous maritime figures including Captain Cook.


WHAT'S ON 2008


Tuesday 4 - Saturday 15 March

Eskdale Festival of Arts


Tuesday 1 - Monday 14 April

Whitby Angling Festival


Friday 18 - Sunday 20 April

Spirit of the 1940's - Whitby Pavilion Complex


Friday 25 & Saturday 26 April

Whitby Gothic Weekend



Wednesday 30 April

Planting of the Penny Hedge - Whitby Harbour

Penny Hedge


Saturday 24 - Monday 26 May

Treasure Island, Smugglers & Salty Sea Dogs Weekend - Whitby Abbey

Treasure Island


Tuesday 27 May - Sunday 1 June

Pirate Tales - Whitby Abbey


Friday 13 & Saturday 14 June

VFM Scooter Rally


Friday 6 - Sunday 8 June

Festival of 60's Music - Whitby Pavilion Complex


Friday 4 - Sunday 6 July

Whitby Soul Weekend - Whitby Pavilion Complex


Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 July

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend


Sunday 13 July

Blessing of the Boats - Endeavour Wharf


Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 August

Pirates of Land & Sea - Whitby Abbey


Saturday 2 - Monday 4 August

Whitby Regatta



Saturday 16 - Friday 22 August

Whitby Folk Week



Monday 1 - Sunday 14 September

Whitby Angling Festival


Friday 12 & Saturday 13 September

Country Music Weekend


Friday 3 & Saturday 4 October

Whitby VIP Soul Weekend - Whitby Pavilion Complex


Friday 31 October & Saturday 1 November

Whitby Gothic Weekend



Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 November

Christmas Shopping Weekend & Reindeer Trail - Whitby Abbey


Wednesday 26 December

Whitby Lions Boxing Day Dip 10am Pier Bandstand




©2005 Abbey View House (01947 880 106)

Self catering holiday cottages, close to Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay, rural, quiet and relaxing with easy access to North York Moors and Coast.


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