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Pannett Park

Sample the best of Whitby in a park that features stunning gardens, views of the town, a fascinating museum and a popular gallery. 

Stroll through Pannett Park for unbeatable views of the town of Whitby and its famous, cinematic abbey. Stay here for longer, however, to discover the numerous delights of the park, including a fossil garden, an art gallery and the town’s main museum. The park offers numerous scenic spots, where you can relax in between visiting its impressive attractions. 

Pannett Park is named after its founder, Robert Elliott Pannett, who bought the land in 1902. Experience the legacy of Pannett’s life by wandering through elegant gardens and by viewing his art collection, which is housed in the park’s art gallery. 

Amble through the different gardens that make up the park. The Jurassic Garden features a footpath lined with fossil designs and the replica of a prehistoric crocodile that was found nearby. The South Seas Garden reflects Maori culture, while the Commemorative Garden features reflective sculptures designed to remember war veterans. Look for the Floral Clock, which was installed to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation.

Browse the exhibits in Whitby Museum, which is in the center of the park. The museum contains artifacts detailing the history of the area. See fossils, whaling ships and toy collections, each chronicling different aspects of Whitby’s colorful history.

Next to the museum is the Pannett Art Gallery, which hosts a permanent exhibition of impressionist paintings and works by local artists. Discover the work of George Weatherill in the rooms named after him, where you can see his atmospheric seascape paintings. Admission to the gallery is free.

The park also features a large and lively play area for children. Relax while youngsters clamber across maritime-themed climbing frames and soar on swings in the well-equipped and safe space.

Pannett Park hosts events throughout the year. Visit over Easter weekend for family fun or come at Halloween for spooky events after dark. Enjoy the many attractions of Pannett Park at any time of year and for free. The park is a 10-minute walk uphill from Whitby train station.


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The Esplanade Hotel

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    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Whitby, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Whitby Beach and Whitby Pavilion. Whitby Harbour and Whitby Abbey are also within 15 minutes. Whitby Station is 10 minutes by foot.

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    The Black Horse Inn

    91 Church Street, North Yorkshire, Whitby, England
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby Abbey and Whitby Harbour. Whitby Pavilion and Whitby Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km). Whitby Station is 6 minutes by foot.

      Argyle House
      Argyle House

      Argyle House

      18 Hudson Street, Whitby, England
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Whitby Pavilion and Whitby Beach. Whitby Harbour and Whitby Abbey are also within 15 minutes. Whitby Station is 11 minutes by foot.

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        The Stables at Cross Butts

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          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated by the sea, this inn is within 3 miles (5 km) of Whitby Museum, Whitby Beach and Whitby Harbour. Whitby Pavilion and Whitby Abbey are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          Discovery Accommodation
          Discovery Accommodation

          Discovery Accommodation

          11 Silver Street, Whitby, England
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated by the sea, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Pannett Park, Whitby Beach and Whitby Pavilion. Whitby Harbour and Whitby Abbey are also within 15 minutes. Whitby Station is 8 minutes by foot.

            White Horse & Griffin £80
            White Horse & Griffin

            White Horse & Griffin

            87 Church Street, Whitby, England
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the beach, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby Abbey and Whitby Harbour. Whitby Pavilion and Whitby Beach are also within 15 minutes. Whitby Station is 5 minutes by foot.

              No 9 By The Park
              No 9 By The Park

              No 9 By The Park

              Flat 4, 9 Broomfield Terrace, Whitby, England
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Whitby, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Whitby Museum and Whitby Harbour. Whitby Pavilion and Whitby Beach are also within 15 minutes. Whitby Station is 6 minutes by foot.

                Ellie's Guest House
                Ellie's Guest House

                Ellie's Guest House

                4 Langdale Terrace, Crescent Avenue, Whitby, England
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Whitby Pavilion and Whitby Beach. Whitby Harbour and Whitby Abbey are also within 15 minutes. Whitby Station is 11 minutes by foot.