Women of Whitby – International Women’s Day 2023

Whitby

Women of Whitby – International Women’s Day   As International Women’s Day approaches, here at the Riviera Guesthouse we want to celebrate key female figures with connections to Whitby. From St Hilda to Beth Mead, we are  lucky to have famous females connected with our town. Wednesday 8th March is 2023’s IWD during which we celebrate women […]

Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, Whitby’s Famous photographer

Whitby

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 […]

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, […]

Be Inspired by the Staithes Art Group of Artists

Staithes

The Staithes Art Group –  A Village which Inspired Great Artists! Just a few miles up the road, you can explore the beautiful fishing village of Staithes. Also famous for its Captain Cook connections, this dramatic fishing location hugs the Yorkshire Coast with its sheer cliffs and steep paths. Between the years of 1894 and 1909, around […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Are The ‘Count Dracula” Connections in Whitby?

The World’s Most Famous Vampire Raise your hand if you watched the recent BBC adaptation of Dracula, shown by the BBC a few months ago? We watched it and loved it! As with all adaptations, there will be those who won’t be as keen … however it was a refreshing take on this gothic horror […]