Christmas and New Year at the Riviera Guesthouse, Whitby

December

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 […]

A Guide to Whitby and Its Famous Connections.

What do Dracula and Alice in Wonderland have in common? Whitby! Bram Stoker often came to Whitby on holiday and heard about a schooner which ran aground at Whitby during a dreadful storm. Sounds familiar? It should because this is how Count Dracula ends up in Whitby. He then ran up the 199 steps leading […]

Lots of Places to Visit Around the Whitby Area.

Places to Visit Around Whitby As much as we love our hometown of Whitby, we also know there’s lots of fabulous places to visit nearby! In fact, you probably can’t get around them all in one visit … you’ll just have to come back for a return stay soon. In no particular order, we’ve listed […]

Visit Pannett Park in Whitby for a Lovely Day Out!

Things to do in Whitby

Visit Pannett Park During Your Stay in Whitby! One of Whitby’s most colourful and varied attractions is Pannett Park, which is just a ten-minute walk from the Riviera.* It’s got a fabulous play area and some of the most beautiful gardens in the area. The site, which has received Heritage Lottery Funding and Big Lottery […]

Whale and Dolphin Spotting from Whitby.

Whales and Dolphins Along the Yorkshire Coast We appreciate how lucky we are here at the Riviera Guesthouse … great guests, a terrific coastal town and superb support from everyone. How could this possibly be bettered? Well, it has been, believe it or not. How, we hear you ask? By seeing some of the most […]

Downton Abbey and Its Yorkshire Connections.

A Life of Luxury From the TV series that brought us some fantastic one-liners (“Does it ever get cold on the moral high ground?”), the cinematic film ‘Downton Abbey’ has been released. We went to see it at our local cinema before the arrival of Covid-19 and its restrictions. Watching the silver screen flicker into […]

The Famous Brontes on the Yorkshire Coast.

The Bronte’s and the Yorkshire Coast If you love reading, films or both, the chances are you’ve read or seen a movie version of a Bronte novel. The talented Bronte siblings lived in Yorkshire and loved their home county. Two of them had close connections with our lovely coast. And there’s a number of double […]