Our Guide to Summer 2024 Events in Whitby

Summer Events in Whitby in 2024 As Summer approaches, the long summer school holidays are coming up fast! While a break for the school routine is welcome, the six-week break is a long time to entertain the family. Whitby is a busy place all year round, yet the Summer is the time scores of events […]

Some of Our Favourite Things at the Riviera Guesthouse


We are so lucky to live and work in Whitby here on the North Yorkshire Coast. This bustling resort with its year-round appeal is home to the mighty River Esk and the busy Harbour. We have the often-packed town centre, and a thriving events calendar. The town is famously connected to Whitby Abbey, Dracula, and […]

Riviera Guesthouse Whitby – Our Guide to What’s On in 2024

Whitby 2024

Our guide to what’s happening in Whitby in 2024! Whitby and the surrounding area are full of things to do, to see and to experience. We have our very own What’s On page  updated on a regular basis. Have  your diaries ready, and plan your next stay in Whitby, our blog will give you the lowdown […]

North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Light Spectacular Express


The North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Light Spectacular Express returns! Starting 27th October to 5th November 2023 and on the 10, 11th and 12 November 2023, we can’t wait to jump on board! Departure times are 6.15pm or 7.45pm, making the most of the dark evenings. All trains depart from Pickering Station, and the journey includes […]

Whitby – Dracula, Vampires and Other Scary Facts!

Whitby Abbey

Halloween is coming! Here at the Riviera Guesthouse, we are fascinated by ghosts, ghouls and other spooky happenings in Whitby.   Count Dracula is probably our most famous ghoulish character so we’ll start with this famous fictional vampire. And sometimes, facts and fiction tend to get confused, including any Dracula related ones. Find out more […]

Whitby Steampunk Weekend XIV – 21st, 22nd and 23rd July 2023

Whitby Steampunk Weekend XIV takes place on Friday 21st,  Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2023 This popular event takes place mainly at the Whitby Pavilion, just a few yards from our guesthouse. With 70 trade stands, 2 halls, presentations, workshops, musical interludes, live entertainment and a photography studio, it’s going to be a fantastic […]

Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, Whitby’s Famous photographer


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 […]

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, […]