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 […]

Some of Our Favourite Things at the Riviera Guesthouse


We are so lucky to live and work in Whitby here on the North Yorkshire Coast. This bustling resort with its year-round appeal is home to the mighty River Esk and the busy Harbour. We have the often-packed town centre, and a thriving events calendar. The town is famously connected to Whitby Abbey, Dracula, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our Ultimate ‘Fish and Chips’ Guide to Whitby


Our Ultimate ‘Fish and Chips’ Guide to Whitby Here at the Riviera Guesthouse, one of our favourite ‘takeaway’ dishes is … fish and chips! And living in Whitby, we’re spoilt for choice if we want to indulge. The smell alone is hard to resist! Yet while we enjoy our tasty meal, we wonder … how […]

The Run Up to Christmas Here at the Riviera Guesthouse

Whitby in the run up to Christmas

The Riviera Guesthouse and Christmas Events in Whitby   Whitby is a magical place to be during the run up to Christmas! Festive preparations are always hectic, so why enjoy the chaos while staying on the Yorkshire Coast? Whitby is perched on the coastline of North Yorkshire, and is a great place to visit for […]

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 …

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 […]