Goodbye, Nala, Our Faithful Four-Legged Friend

Family, Nala outside

Goodbye, Nala Difficult though it is to write this blog post, we as a family owe it to Nala, our gorgeous, loyal and lovable Cavapoo. Nala was the pooch-shaped being who brought her own type of love to our family. She very sadly passed away towards the end of January 2023, an event which left us devastated. Of […]

Women of Whitby – International Women’s Day 2023

Whitby

Women of Whitby – International Women’s Day   As International Women’s Day approaches, here at the Riviera Guesthouse we want to celebrate key female figures with connections to Whitby. From St Hilda to Beth Mead, we are  lucky to have famous females connected with our town. Wednesday 8th March is 2023’s IWD during which we celebrate women […]

Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, Whitby’s Famous photographer

Whitby

Whitby’s Famous Photographer – Frank Meadow Sutcliffe Whitby is such a picturesque town, and photographer Frank Meadow Sutcliffe captured its beauty in his photographic images. Francis (or Frank) Meadow Sutcliffe was an innovative photographic artist, capturing Whitby and Yorkshire Coast scenes in the 19th Century, some of which have become iconic. This year, 2023, marks […]

What To Do and See If You Visit Us in 2023

Steam train

What To Do and See in 2023! A brand-new year is with us here at the Riviera Guesthouse, Whitby. Our beautiful seaside town on the North Yorkshire Coast is getting ready for another 12 months! o The year 2023 promises to be full of events, places to visit and hopefully lots of fun! The Riviera […]

The Run Up to Christmas Here at the Riviera Guesthouse

Whitby in the run up to Christmas

The Riviera Guesthouse and Christmas Events in Whitby   Whitby is a magical place to be during the run up to Christmas! Festive preparations are always hectic, so why enjoy the chaos while staying on the Yorkshire Coast? Whitby is perched on the coastline of North Yorkshire, and is a great place to visit for […]

Our Year of Bling at the Riviera Guesthouse

The THA Trophy

Our Year of ‘Bling’ The Riviera Guesthouse has been fortunate with a number of awards and accolades ‘heading our way’! Our 2022 awards are also thanks to our lovely guests, too. Without boasting, here’s our bashful rundown of our proudest ‘bling’ moments of 2022.   The Year 2022 How this year has flown! No sooner […]

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

Staithes

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

Harbour

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 […]