Christmas in Whitby and in the Riviera Guesthouse

Whitby Christmas

Christmas just around the corner! Whitby is buzzing with seasonal events to get us into the jingle bell mood! While there’s lots happening in our lovely home town, things also reach a festive fever pitch here at the Riviera Guesthouse. Check out our events listings here! And there’s lots of free things to do too […]

Riviera Guesthouse – Guide to Parking in Whitby


Our Guide to Parking in Whitby Parking in Whitby The Riviera Guesthouse overlooks the stunning Yorkshire cliffs, coastline and North Sea in the lovely seaside town of Whitby. And therein lies the problem. With such a lovely town to visit, where do I park, we hear you ask. With the ocean on one side, and […]

A Famous Family From Whitby: The Scoresbys

The sea

Whitby has some famous people and families that have lived and worked in our beloved home town. Captain Cook, Bram Stoker, Dora Walker and Mary Linkskill are just four characters connected with the town. The Scoresby family include two famous captains who made the history books and whose efforts are still felt today. Both captains […]

Mission: Impossible and More – Our Film Guide to Yorkshire

Dramatic scenery

Filming in Yorkshire! As the summer blockbusters pull in the cinema crowds, we are so proud of our Yorkshire film links. Barbie, Oppenheimer, Mission: Impossible and Indiana Jones are just the ticket for summer film enjoyment, particularly if the weather misbehaves! From Epics to Reboots Our county has seen lights, camera, action with global film […]

Whitby Harbour, Piers & Lighthouses – Our Guide


Our guide to Whitby harbour, piers and lighthouses. Our beloved hometown of Whitby on the Yorkshire Coast surrounds the harbour, piers and the mighty River Esk. Fishing, whaling, shipbuilding … the list goes on as to maritime trades connected with Whitby. Whitby Harbour today is still a busy port, offering a blend of shops, cafes, […]

Our Guide to Whitby Regatta, 12th, 13th and 14th August 2023

Red Arrows

Whitby Regatta 12th, 13th and 14th August 2023     This year’s Whitby Regatta promises to be one of the best yet!     From the Red Arrows to the Regatta Fun Run, this year’s line-up of family-friendly entertainment is fantastic.  It makes up for the recent ‘missing years’ due to the Pandemic.  The best way to tell you […]

Our Guide to the North York Moors National Park


Our Guide to The North York Moors National Park Covering 1,436 square kilometres, it was designated a National Park in 1952. This year’s National Park theme is the Year of the Coast, which is handy as we’re based in Whitby! It covers a vast area and many different and varied terrains. Key locations include Staithes, […]

Our List of Free Things To Do In Whitby in 2023


Free Activities In Whitby 2023 Whitby has lots of things to do which are free! Here, we have our list of free activities is chosen by us and it includes something for everyone. Most of us have a budget for our break, and no-charge activities will cost you nothing. From educational and inspirational to wellbeing […]

The Music Scene in Whitby – Our Guide for 2023


Whitby’s Music Scene – Our Guide in 2023 Whitby in North Yorkshire is a hub for live music. Our home town of Whitby is well known for its lively and varied music scene. From regular themed events at Whitby Pavilion  to pubs with live music, there’s something for everyone! Whitby Pavilion is just a few […]

A Walk Around Whitby – A Pedestrian’s Guide


Walk Around Whitby Take in Whitby’s Landmarks on Foot Whitby is a small town with a big heart! It is studded with well-known landmarks, most of which are reachable on foot. Surrounding the River Esk, Whitby is a town of two halves with iconic structures aplenty. The East and West Cliffs each have their own […]


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