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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Goodbye, Nala, Our Faithful Four-Legged Friend

Family, Nala outside

Goodbye, Nala Difficult though it is to write this blog post, we as a family owe it to Nala, our gorgeous, loyal and lovable Cavapoo. Nala was the pooch-shaped being who brought her own type of love to our family. She very sadly passed away towards the end of January 2023, an event which left us devastated. Of […]

Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, Whitby’s Famous photographer


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 […]

Our Year of Bling at the Riviera Guesthouse

The THA Trophy

Our Year of ‘Bling’ The Riviera Guesthouse has been fortunate with a number of awards and accolades ‘heading our way’! Our 2022 awards are also thanks to our lovely guests, too. Without boasting, here’s our bashful rundown of our proudest ‘bling’ moments of 2022.   The Year 2022 How this year has flown! No sooner […]

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, […]