There is always a lot of demand for accommodation during the biannual Whitby Goth Festival and booking early is essential. We know the relatively late announcement of Octobers Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival means there is high demand and so we recommend booking early and looking at nearby accommodation outside of the town. Discover Yorkshire Coast provide further information on accommodation.


UK Travel

Whitby is most easily accessed by car although buses travel frequently from York and Middlesbrough. Rail travel is possible to the towns station but planning ahead is required due to the limited number of services.

Detailed travel information can be found here

From Abroad

The nearest airports are Newcastle, Leeds Bradford and Doncaster Sheffield which are all approximately 2 hours’ drive away. The nearest large international airport is Manchester International Airport which is approximately 3 hours away. There are ferries to mainland Europe from Hull but the relatively long journey time means that the channel tunnel crossing is often more practical despite the longer drive or train journey from Dover or London.