Whitby Walks and Guided Tours

"I can't tell you how much I enjoyed meeting you in St Mary's graveyard yesterday and hearing you speak so movingly and fascinatingly about Whitby and faraway times.."

Joanna Lumley

Currently gaining five star reviews on Tripadviser. 2019 nominee 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.

TripAdvisor 5 Star Reviews

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Step back in time, into Whitby's history of wild seafaring and exploration. From the supernatural to smuggling, shipwrecks and legendary lifeboat rescues, heroes and villains, saints and sacred places. Join the Whitby Storyteller for a guided walk in Whitby.

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Perfect for groups, schools & universities families, English language learners, couples, wedding parties and other gatherings.

This is the place that fuelled the imagination of Bram Stoker when he wrote Dracula and inspired other authors such as Lewis Carroll and Charles Dickens. Whitby has drawn visitors over the centuries from maharajas to monarchs. An extraordinary town that has inspired explorers, 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 layers of history in a place where the unusual became normal in the day to day of this unique town and its people.

From Dinosaurs to Dracula, journey into a world of extraordinary histories including tales of Captain Cook, St Hilda, Whitby Abbey, St. Mary's church, Whitby's maritime and Viking heritage, with many more surprising highlights and curiosities.

Whitby Walk Prices

Privately booked 75-80 Minute Walking Tours of Whitby

  • £95 - £135 for couples and smaller groups 
  • For larger groups (more than ten) prices start at £135 and £10.00 pp thereafter. Discretionary discounts for group size
  • 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.

How to Book Your Whitby Walk

Call 01947 841198 or email for details and bookings.

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Whitby's East Cliff

Why a Guided Walk in Whitby?

Exploring Whitby on a walking tour gives you the chance to discover Whitby's hidden history.

Step back in time. Hear about Whitby's smuggling, shipwrecks and legendary lifeboat rescues and the heroes, villains and saints who made Whitby their home.

Stop and imagine what life would have been like in years gone by. Soak up the sounds and smells as well as the sights as you journey through Whitby's hidden past. From the shadow of the abbey, journey around the cliffs and graveyard into the streets and alleyways of this ancient town.

There really is no better way to explore Whitby!

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