Welcome to our Blog

Here you can find our guides to Whitby; information about upcoming events across the town; and the latest news and updates from Hetty & Betty.

Whitby Goth

Whitby Goth Weekend 

Whitby Goth Weekend is the bi-annual celebration of the alternative, weird and wonderful. Read More 


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Whitby in the winter – 5 reasons to visit

In winter there is just something magical about Whitby. The quaint little houses and shops shining cosy lights, the cobbles on the narrow streets shining in the streetlight, and the fresh sea air blowing in. We’ve put together our 5 top reasons for visiting in the winter. 

Cheap Things to Do With Kids In Whitby 

Every parent knows the feeling of dread when they arrive for a day out and see the £ sign everywhere, but a day out with kids in Whitby doesn’t have to be expensive.

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“You can see inside the ‘secret’ ballroom at one of Whitby’s most famous cafes” – Yorkshire Post

Read about our beautiful ballroom in the Yorkshire Post article about its reopening in 2019.

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How Louis the Peacock Inspired Our Decor

Whitby has a very interesting and varied nautical history, but the story of Whitby’s Louis the Peacock is firmly based on land, Flamingo Land to be exact…

Dog Friendly Whitby

Dog Friendly Whitby

A day out or holiday choices can be limited when visiting with your beloved four legged friends, but here in Whitby dogs are welcomed. Find out more with our dog friendly recommendations.

Whitby Beach named in Top 5 beaches in UK 

Whitby has been named in the Top 5 of UK beaches Yorkshire Live reports.

*Photo credit: View Yorkshire 

Hetty & Betty shortlisted as a finalist for Britain’s Best High Street Small Business

We’re proud to announce that we have been shortlisted as a Finalist for the  UK’s best high street small business at this year’s Small Awards.

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Things to do in Whitby

Whitby is a perfect destination for a day, a short or a long visit. To help plan your day, we’ve listed the top things to do in the town centre.

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Fundraising for Royal British Legion 

Our Poppy Drinks proved to be a huge success this week, fundraising for the Royal British Legion.