Wonderful Autumnal Whitby

Published: Tuesday 27th Aug 2019

Written by: Louise Burtt

With the summer months drawing to an end, we thought we'd give you something to look forward to, with a round up of all the exciting attractions and events coming up in wonderful Whitby this Autumn. We've got lots of fabulous cottages in Whitby still available, so come and enjoy some fun times in Whitby whatever the weather!

Unmissable Events

Rhythm & Brews  Whitby 60s Weekend


  • Whitby Pirate Festival Weekend 6-8 Sept

A Piratical weekend full of fun, live music, kids entertainment and swashbuckling, all in aid of the RNLI.

  • Rhythm & Brews 14-15 Sept

Two days of beer, live music, local food stalls and fun activities for all the family.

  • Whitby 60s Weekend 27-29 Sept

Featuring some of the biggest names of the 1960s enjoy a full weekend of live music.

  • North York Moors Railway Annual Steam Gala 27-29 Sept

With a combination of guest locomotives and home fleet engines in steam, travel along the heritage line and enjoy a host of events along the way.Steam Train Gala



Musicport  Railway in Wartime

  • October Seaside Vintage Fair 5-6 Oct

With over 40 stalls of genuine vintage treasures from the 20s to the 80s.

  • Railway in Wartime Weekend 11-13 Oct

A fun and educational experience for all the family. Hop on board the steam trains and relive the spirit of World War II with war themed entertainment.

  • Musicport 2019 (20th Anniversary) 18-20 Oct

With a fantastic line up of live music there is something for everyone's taste at this music festival at Whitby's seaside pavilion complex.

  • Illuminated Abbey 25-30 Oct

Explore the darker side of Whitby's historic Abbey amid the bright lights. Discover the story of Bram Stoker's Dracula brought to life, meet witches and enjoy some delicious hot food.

  • Whitby Goth Weekend 25-27 Oct

This bi-annual event is an spectacular alternative music festival which incorporates the Bizarre Bazaar Alternative Market.Goth Weekend


Must Visit Attractions


Whitby Museum  Whitby Abbey

Whitby Museum & Pannett Art Gallery

Found in the beautiful gardens of Pannett Park, you will find this museum and gallery full of treasures of local and national interest and a lovely tea room.

The Endeavour Experience

Climb aboard the HM Bark Endeavour and explore the fascinating history of this spectacular vessel. You can also feast like a Captain in the onboard deck cafe and restaurant.

Dr Crank Whitby & Dracula Walks

Discover strange and supernatural tales of murder, mystery and suspense on your tour around Whitby.

Whitby Abbey

Climb the famous 199 steps up to the spectacular monastic ruins of Whitby Abbey. With a new interactive guide and revamped museum, find out how the abbey inspired Caedmon, the first named English poet and Bram Stoker the author of Dracula.

Captain Cook Museum

Located on Whitby's harbourside where the young James Cook lodged as an apprentice, this fascinating memorial museum tells of his epic voyages of discovery.

Whitby Whale Watching

Showcasing the stunning Yorkshire coast, with a chance to see its amazing wildlife including whales, songbirds, honey buzzards, short eared owls, dolphins and more.

Bram Stoker's Dracula Experience

Can you hold your nerve in this unique tour through the story of Dracula, using live actors, electronic special effects and animated scenes. 

Pier Arcades and Amusements

For some traditional seaside fun visit the amusement arcades near the pier and try your luck on the classic 2p pushers and grabber machines.

The Whitby Jet Heritage Centre

Whitby Jet is an unique gemstone, found only along a short stretch of North Yorkshire coastline surrounding Whitby. Discover this genuine Victorian jet workshop and see all of the beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Boat Trips  Arcades




Louise Burtt
Louise Burtt



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