Royalty and the Riviera Guesthouse, Whitby

Queen Elizabeth II

Royalty Along the Yorkshire Coast Like many of us, here at the Riviera Guesthouse, we were saddened at the loss of Queen Elizabeth II on 8th September 2022. This prompted us to think about Whitby and the Yorkshire Coast’s many Royal connections and regal visits in the past. We’ve also unearthed some more light hearted facts, […]

October 2022 in Whitby … Lots of Great Things To Do!

Whitby Abbey

October is a very special month for Whitby.   As the clocks go back and half term takes place, our seaside resort is preparing for October, the scariest time of year with events at Whitby Abbey, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Whitby Pavilion and throughout the town itself. Why not book a short break with […]

Be Inspired by the Staithes Art Group of Artists


The Staithes Art Group –  A Village which Inspired Great Artists! Just a few miles up the road, you can explore the beautiful fishing village of Staithes. Also famous for its Captain Cook connections, this dramatic fishing location hugs the Yorkshire Coast with its sheer cliffs and steep paths. Between the years of 1894 and 1909, around […]

Our Guide to Whitby Regatta 13th, 14th and 15th August 2022


Whitby Regatta 2022 – Our Guide! Whitby Regatta takes place on Saturday 13th   Sunday 14th and Monday 15th August 2022. This event is one of THE busiest and most iconic ones for the town. The whole of Whitby buzzes with excitement when this seafaring spectacular ‘sets sail!’   How Old Is Whitby Regatta? It is thought it […]

Summer Events 2022 in Whitby – Our Ultimate Guide!

Whitby Abbey

Riviera Guesthouse’s Guide to Whitby’s Summer 2022 Events School’s Out, the Fun Begins! The summer holidays are just around the corner, so it is time to think about your staycation! As hectic school schedule finishes for a while, let the fun begin! This summer is packed with great activities and events here in Whitby on […]

Our Top Museum Experiences in North Yorkshire!


Museums on the Yorkshire Coast – Offering the Best Experiences! Here at the Riviera Guesthouse, our hometown of Whitby has great beaches, walks and independent shops. But what do you do a rainy day? Visit an indoor attraction of course! The Yorkshire Coast and Moors boasts some of the best museums around. Here’s our list […]

Whitby’s Royal Connections This Platinum Jubilee


Riviera Guesthouse and Royal Whitby We are preparing to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Here at the Riviera Guesthouse, which is just around the corner from the aptly-named Royal Crescent, we thought we’d have a look at our town’s regal connections!   What is the Jubilee? The Jubilee, this time a Platinum […]

‘Dracula’ World Record Attempt in Whitby

Blue Plaque Bram Stoker

World Record Attempt in Whitby Did you know that on 26th May 1897, Bram Stoker’s Dracula was first published? To mark this special 125th anniversary, Whitby is getting into world record ‘mode’ at the iconic Whitby Abbey.   Stoker 125 Event Whitby Abbey is to host the Guinness World Record ™ attempt on the evening […]