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Guided Walking Tours of Whitby

Currently gaining five star reviews on Tripadviser and winner of the 2017 Luxury Travel Guide Award - Tour Guide of the Year - this is a leisurely tour around the old east side of Whitby with curious stories, folklore and history.

Rich in local anecdote and legend, the guided walk brings to life this fascinating, ancient town and its surrounding area. Full of fun, fact, folklore and amazing tales informed by local knowledge.                                                                                    

'Wonderfully atmospheric'
Joanne Harris
Author, 'Chocolat', and many other excellent books.


Privately booked 75-80 Minute Walking Tours of Whitby

  • 75 minute tours of Whitby cost £45 for couples
  • 75 minute tours of Whitby cost £70 for smaller groups (up to ten members)
  • 75 minute tours of Whitby for larger groups exceeding 10 members costs £7.00 per adult and £4 child (under 14)
  • Half day £160
  • Discounts for educational groups and large parties

Starts from St. Mary's church at the top of the 199 steps or any other pre arranged meeting place and is currently available by private booking only. The tour normally lasts around 75 minutes but bookings can be tailored to suit. More info below.

'It was a brilliant treat to benefit from your experience, knowledge and the thrilling delivery. I had a great time and so did my guests'
Helen - private group tour 
I took a ghostwalk with Rose over three weeks ago now but it feels like yesterday.  Rose is such a natural storyteller that she brought Whitby’s history to life right in front of our eyes and her stories are still whirling about in my brain when I sit on my commute, transporting me. 
Stevie Lee
Producer at Runaway Fridge Productions
If you are in Whitby, you must have a walk with Rose! She is a fantastic storyteller who succeeds in a twinkling of an eye to get you dragged into this mysterious ancient town, the eerie moor and the deep sea. She brings history to life, resurrects ghosts and leaves you wondering about the world we live in…I was there on a study trip with my English learning students from Germany and we were really inspired. Thank you so much!
Silke Luv - Tour Leader and Teacher

Step back in time, into a world of wild seafaring and exploration, smuggling, shipwrecks and legendary lifeboat rescues, heroes and villains, saints and sacred places.

Bespoke tours are available, please see Other Tours for ideas. Perfect for schools & educational groups, families, individuals, wedding parties and other gatherings.

Private Whitby Ghost Walks also available - see Other Tours


Enter a world where Bram Stoker found his inspiration for Dracula, that fuelled the imagination of Lewis Carroll and drew many famous visitors such as Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens. An extraordinary town that has inspired artists, writers, film makers and photographers for hundreds of years.

Meander over cobbles echoing with ancient footsteps and a thousand muttering tongues. Streets where you can walk across secret vaults and buried treasure without even knowing it. Pass through a hidden world, a place where the unusual became normal in the day to day histories of this unique town and its people.


West Pier at sunset, Whitby WalksThe Tour is available for private individual and group bookings.

It normally lasts a little over an hour but can be booked for up to half a day, depending on the request of the group.

Call 01947 895122 or email for details and bookings


Minimum booking fee:
£50 couples
£75 smaller groups.
Large groups exceeding 10 adult members: £7.50 adult and £4 child (under 14)

 Special rates for schools - please contact