Attractions in Yorkshire Perfect for a Safe Staycation.

Safe Staycation Places to Visit

With summer now upon us, here at the Riviera Guesthouse, we’ve been keeping an eye on our local attractions and businesses which are now open, finger’s crossed.
It has been a stressful time for us all and providing we all observe social distancing, face masks and sanitising of hands, then we can hopefully keep the Covid-19 virus at bay.
Here we give you a whistle-stop tour of local attractions that are currently open for business.
We would strongly advise you check before you travel as some attractions only accept online bookings in advance or may have been required to close at very short notice on advice from Central Government.

Scarborough Attractions

Featured in a viral video with singing superstar Kylie Minogue, this lovely attraction was built in 1931 and is close to Scarborough’s spectacular Peasholm Park.
The railway features miniature steam locomotives, goes past the historic water chute, goes under a spooky tunnel, offers spectacular views of the North Bay and overlooks the pyramids of Sea Life Scarborough.
This outdoor attraction is open all year round and includes a peaceful lake, landscaped gardens, a tree trail and a wishing well. Free to enter.
With parts of this monument dating from the Roman times, Scarborough Castle has survived numerous conflicts and historical events.
The iconic keep stands tall among the spacious grounds which overlook both the North and South Bays.
Looked after by English Heritage.

Whitby Attractions


This stunning heritage railway line takes you from Whitby to Pickering and back again.
Featured in the Harry Potter film franchise, the steam locomotives pull the carriages through some of the most picturesque parts of the North York Moors National Park.
Whether you’re a railway buff for not, this is one of Yorkshire’s best visitor experiences.
This iconic place is both atmospheric and inspirational.
Set atop a spectacular cliff and reached on foot by the famous 199 Steps, the remains of this abbey are now cared for by English Heritage.
Discover the life and times of Captain Cook, one of the world’s most respected mariners. He spent his early life in Whitby and revisited the town in later life.
The museum includes fascinating artefacts and overlooks the harbour.

Ryedale and Filey Attractions

Featured in many a film and tv series, this incredible stately home is a place to escape to during these difficult times.
The house itself is currently closed but the gardens are not to be missed.
Rolling hills, follies, statues and other outdoor treasures can be enjoyed at this location.
Situated on the outskirts of this historic resort, Filey Bird and Animal Park is a family favourite. The attraction includes animals and exotic birds, gorgeous gardens, interactive wildlife and nature installations and more.
Lots to do for the whole family, regardless of age.

And Here’s Some More!

Other attractions which we understand to be open at the moment include:
So, if you are staying with us here at the Riviera Guesthouse, we understand you want to chill out, relax and simply take in the beauty of Whitby and the surrounding area.
There’s plenty of beaches, walks and cycle trails to enjoy too.
However, if you do need a change of scene and something to take your mind off things, these attractions provide the perfect escape!


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