Things to do in Whitby and Bakewell

Dream Catcher Cottage

The historical fishing port of Whitby lies in the mouth of the River Esk and is ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of North Yorkshire with its superb coastline and within close proximity to the spectacular North Yorkshire Moors. Whitby boasts hidden alleys, a picturesque harbour and beautiful, clean, safe sandy beaches. The wonderfully evocative Whitby Abbey stands guard over the town and is the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’. The delightful town itself showcases a large number of independent shops and jewellers, featuring the famous Whitby Jet as well as fossils and quirky and traditional seaside ware. Take a trip on one of the fabulous boat trips as pirates or whale watching or just stand along the harbour, watching the Fishermen return from sea with their catch, then sampling the many delights on offer at any of the exquisite restaurants Whitby has to offer. Experience the romanticism of Whitby by taking a trip on board a traditional steam train and travel the stunning route to Pickering amidst the breathtaking scenery, hopping off at Goathland or Grosmont for a little more exploring. Throughout the year Whitby delights in hosting many fabulous events such as the famous Gothic Festivals, International Bram Stoker Film Festival, Folk Week, Musicport, Pirate weekend, as well as regular music weekends such as rock, soul, jazz and 60s/70s to name a few. Whitby Regatta, the oldest sea regatta on the North East Coast, is a yearly date not to be missed!

The Beeches Apartments

Located in a quiet backwater of the beautiful Peak District village of Baslow, on the fringes of Chatsworth country house & gardens. Perfect for exploring the area on cycle of foot. This charming, characterful Apartment sits in a pretty area with a selection of pubs and restaurants close by. Walk directly to Chatsworth House or spend a day in Bakewell. Baslow is a relatively large village within the heart of the Peak District National Park, Baslow benefits from convenient local amenities, including a selection of good, local pubs serving food, restaurants, one of which is Michelin starred, a post office and a cafe. As the first and largest National Park, the Peak District offers country lovers everything, from dramatic moorland and limestone crags, to soft rolling hills and wooded valleys. Whether it be Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Castleton’s many caves or riding the cable cars at The Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath, there is something for all ages. Pretty unspoilt towns and villages are within easy reach, such as the popular market town of Bakewell, the fascinating plague village of Eyam, or the spa town of Buxton with its fabulous opera house. If walking is your passion, you couldn’t be in a better place with Baslow being surrounded by magnificent countryside and excellent walking routes in all directions. Shop 2½ miles, pub 50 yards and restaurant ¾ miles.


Step back in time at the Captain Cook Museum

Captain Cook Museum


North Yorkshire Railway


St Mary’s Church


Whitby Abbey illuminated


Crabbing in Whitby Harbour


The Captain Cook Experience


Whitby Museum

The Pavilion, Whitby, overlooking North Beach, North Yorkshire, England, UK

Whitby Pavillion


Robin Hoods Bay


Whitby Walking Trails

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Mini Monsterz Indoor Soft Play



Rapid Horizons Outdoor Adventure


The Heights of Abraham


Matlock Farm Park


Peak Rail


Matlock’s Escape Room