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Top Whitby Attractions - Summer 2015

Here's a quick rundown of the top attractions Whitby has on offer through the summer holidays - how much will you cram in during your stay?!

Lifeboat Weekend

OK, so this one's before the holidays, but still worth mentioning!

On the weekend of 13th-14th June 2015, Whitby Lifeboat Station will hold its annual Flag weekend. It's always a great event, well supported by locals and visitors alike.

There's the chance to have a look around Whitby's big lifeboat - as well as see it in action along with the inshore lifeboat and a helicopter (weather and emergency call-outs permitting!).

Whitby Regatta

The Whitby Regatta 2015 August 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, presents to you four days of entertainment. Embracing yacht racing, rowing races and various forms of entertainment (most for free!) as published in the official programme, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display.

One hundred and seventy five years of aquatic competition and entertainment. The Whitby Regatta is probably the oldest sea Regatta on the northeast coast and has drawn large crowds into Whitby over the years.

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Whitby Folk Week

From 22nd to 28th August 2015 Whitby will be crammed to bursting with some of the best folk musicians in the world, along with fans from around the globe.

It's a musical extravaganza which is not to be missed by those who love all things acoustic! And this year, they're celebrating 50 years - so it's bound to be a party to remember!

More information at

Go Ape

The class Go Ape experience lasts between 2 and 3 hours - it's their Tree Top Adventure. Starting with a safety briefing and training in using the ropes, harnesses and clips you'll then be let loose on their wonderful course of zip-wires, rope ladders, cargo nets and tree-top walkways. All a considerable distance from the ground!

And of course, taking on Go Ape's wonderful walkways means you'll get to experience the beautiful scenery you're surrounded by from a perspective few humans ever get to see.

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North York Moors Steam Railway

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway offers a superb day or an afternoon trip. Get away from the hustle and bustle as you climb on-board a steam or heritage diesel train for a delightful scenic journey through Heartbeat Country.

Relax in cosy compartments and wood panelled carriages on the world’s most popular heritage railway as you enjoy the enchanting landscapes of the National Park.

Guests at Aislaby Lodge Cottages can also enjoy the steam railway from the comfort of our cottages - as it passes along the bottom of the valley every day!

Find out more, view timetables, book tickets and more at

Esk Valley Theatre

The Esk Valley Theatre is an absolute must! Every year they produce an excellent stage production, and perform in Glaisdale, only a few miles from Aislaby, throughout august. Find out about this year's performances of 'All Things Considered' by Ben Brown at

Country Shows

With a country show of some kind in just about every village up and down the Esk Valley, there's always something going on with animals, tractors, cakes, show jumping, stalls and amazingly large fruits and veg throughout the area. Here's a handy page with all the dates, times and locations:

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