Captain Cook Festival
Enjoy a full weekend of celebrations at Whitby’s Captain Cook Festival from 6th-8th July 2018.
Marking the 250th anniversary since Captain Cook, one of the World’s greatest explorers, set sail on his first voyage of discovery the beautiful seaside town of Whitby will see a host of events to entertain and educate visitors of all ages.
Giving a feel for life at sea in the 18th century you can climb aboard the two tall ships which will take pride of place in the historic harbour, the Spanish hand-built Atlya and the smallest ship in Nelson’s fleet the replica warship topsail schooner, HMS Pickle. You can also test your sea legs with a trip out to sea on the Bark Endeavour Whitby replica and step back in time and sample some authentic cuisine in the cooking theatre on Endeavour Wharf. A new way to navigate and explore Whitby will be provided by the Cook “Tintamarresques Selfie” tour, which will comprise a series of cut-out Cook characters, located across the town. As well as enjoying live music, street theatre and sea shanties alongside local ales, a grand finale firework spectacular and a Maritime play to be held at Whitby Abbey. This is set to be an unmissable weekend for all the family and you can see all of our cottages available for the event below.