Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary and the Riviera Guesthouse

Helping Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary

Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary Celebrates 15 Years!    Being located on the coast and with the moors just a short distance away, wildlife abounds here in Whitby. From dolphins, whales and seals to foxes, birds of prey and more, each day is different in the natural world. With all these amazing creatures in the beautiful seascapes […]

Our 20 Best Walks Whitby and Beyond for You to Try!

Whitby Abbey

Walking is a great way help get fit, it can improve your sense of wellbeing and it is FREE! It just costs you some shoe leather, as the saying goes. We’ve chosen 20 of our favourite routes, suitable for a mix of abilities, from a gentle stroll to a sweat-inducing trek!

All Aboard the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Harry Potter

We love the sounds and smells of a heritage steam locomotive! And in Whitby, with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway being close by, we are very lucky as we see and hear the steam trains regularly. Whitby is one of the country’s most popular staycation resorts and the sights and sounds of a steam train […]

Easter 2024 … It’s an Early One for the Riviera Guesthouse


Here at the Riviera Guesthouse, we LOVE Easter.   Good Friday falls on 29th March, and Easter Day follows on Sunday 31st March 2024. This is also when the clocks go forward ready for British Summer Time on the 31st March. Yet you may be wondering why Easter’s dates alter each year? The dates can […]

Trip Advisor, Good Hotel and Hotel Social Awards


Trip Advisor, Good Hotel Award and Hotel Social … we couldn’t do it without you. The Riviera Guesthouse Whitby is so proud! If you follow us on our social media platforms, hopefully you’ll see our THANK YOU post. Thanks to our wonderful guests who take the time to write reviews and offer feedback about their […]

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 in Whitby, we hear you ask. With the ocean on one […]

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 […]

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, […]