Riviera Guesthouse – Guide to Parking in Whitby


Our Guide to 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 dry land […]

Yorkshire’s Beaches – Our Ultimate Guide!


Yorkshire’s Beaches … Our Ultimate Guide … The Yorkshire Coast includes some of the best beaches in the UK. Here is our ultimate guide to our local shores so you know where to go with your bucket and spade! As with ALL beaches, always, always check the tides, keep clear of under cliff areas (in […]

Whitby Goth Weekend 22nd to 24th April 2022


Whitby Goth Weekend April 2022 The first Whitby Goth Weekend of 2022 takes  place Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April. This follows the event in October 2021. This was first Whitby Goth Weekend (WGW) to be held as the pandemic restrictions eased. The April 2022 event promises to be a spooktacular one! Here’s […]

North York Moors National Park 70th Birthday!

North York Moors

Happy 70th Birthday, North York Moors! It would need a rather huge cake to take 70 candles!  We are wishing the North York Moors National Park a very happy 70th birthday! The Park’s official birthday takes place on 28th November 2022. Whitby is very blessed by its location: stunning coastal vistas and surrounded by this […]

Ten Whitby Dinosaur and Fossil Facts


Ten Whitby Dinosaur and Fossil Facts Love dinosaurs and fossils? Here are ten dinosaur and fossil facts about Whitby you maybe didn’t know! Calling All Dinosaur and Fossil Fans! Love the film Jurassic Park? Do you have a dedicated dinosaur fan in your family? Is fossil hunting ‘your thing’? Then if you book your holiday in Whitby on […]

Whitby Walk With Heritage Sculpture Trail

Dora Walker

Whitby Walk with Heritage Sculpture Trail Whether you’re a Whitby regular or new to the charms of our town, there is always something you can learn about its fascinating, robust and proud history. Whitby’s main industries have always been connected in some way to the sea. The Whitby Sculpture Trail is a fabulous way to […]

Events in 2022 in Whitby and Along the Yorkshire Coast.

Whitby Pavilion

Another year begins and 2022 promises to be a busy year for events and shows up and down the Yorkshire Coast! After a tricky two years, we hope the events calendar can keep going from now on. We will keep adding events to this blog, too, as they’re announced. If you’re looking for some entertainment […]

Christmas and New Year at the Riviera Guesthouse, Whitby


Christmas and New Year here at the Riviera Guesthouse We can’t believe we are writing our Christmas and New Year blog already! Here at the Riviera Guesthouse, we are finding time is going so quickly, it’s hard to keep track. The festive build-up has now begun, of course. The shops are filled with gift ideas and […]

What are the Ten Best Places to Visit in Whitby?


A recent report has announced that Whitby is the staycation capital of the North! Here at the Riviera, we have always known Whitby is one of the nicest towns in Yorkshire to visit. Here we reveal our ten best places …

Whitby Facts … and Fiction!

Whitby Lighthouse

Whitby Facts and Whitby Fiction! Do you love Whitby and wonder about all the stories the town has to tell? Do you struggle to tell your facts from your fiction? Here at the Riviera Guesthouse, we are so grateful to our guests who have visited us this year so far who have a fascination with […]