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Whitby Showground

7.4

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General

  • Clifftop pop-up site with views of the moors and sea in Whitby
  • A short walk to Whitby's beach, boat trips, museums and steam railway
  • Catering units, bar and evening entertainment from Friday to Sunday

Wangle a weekend away wandering around one of the north east’s most well-known seaside towns with a stay at Whitby Showground in North Yorkshire. Guests at this prime pop-up site set on the cliffs will settle in right next to Whitby Abbey, a fine place to immerse yourself in the area’s history.

After roaming the ruins, take the famed 199 Steps stairway down into Whitby for beach walks, watersports, whale spotting boat cruises and tours of the Captain Cook Museum; for thrills with a chill, take a Dracula Experience guided walk around the Yorkshire town where Bram Stoker dreamt up his fang-toothed Count.

For a more calming experience, take a stroll through leafy Pannett Park, finishing up with fishing history and fine art in the museum and gallery.

Guests will be pleased to note that while the town has a fab traditional feel, the facilities on site aren't of the vintage variety: there are portable toilets and Elsan points on site, as well as water points.


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7.4

Overall rating based on 234 reviews

 

75% would recommend this site to a friend.

73% would stay here again.

  70% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Overpriced15/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIsobel H.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Proximity to Whitby and the beach.

    Disliked: 

    No organisation on site. No signage to disposal facilities. The weather was dreadful for the whole of our 2 night stay. Even if it had not been I think the site is well over priced for limited facilities and no marked pitches. A bit of a free for all.

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Ideal for 2 nights as no facilities13/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location and ease of access to town Centre.
    Amazing views.

    Disliked: 

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This site is a great pop up when the weather is kind. Awful when not09/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJamie H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Wonderful views and proximity to centre, flat pitches, hookups

    Disliked: 

    Hookups that failed in the night although massive thanks to the engineers on site who tirelessly worked to resolve and also helped with with a flat battery. The weather was dreadful with 90mph winds on the cliff top

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Excellent site, nice quiet site short walk to Whitby centre08/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobert A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Was a great view of the sea

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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We were able to camp next to our friends with …08/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We were able to camp next to our friends with a tent as not all sites offer this.

    No extra charges for awning/gazebos etc.

    Stunning location and sea views.

    The idea of the weekend had great potential in better weather conditions.

    The staff were very friendly given the adverse weather they had to deal with.

    Unable to comment on entertainment and bar as was not on due to the bad weather.

    Disliked: 

    The weather was appalling and whilst the organisers are not responsible for this we were told by other campers that attended in previous winds it is always windy which I am not sure this would be enjoyable so doubt we would return next year.

    Very boggy site as soggy grass was churned up from the tractors towing on the cars/caravans and motorhomes as they were unable to move on themselves so had to leave after 2 days losing 2 more days as we were unable to refill the water barrel and empty waste.

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I would like details of how to claim a refund please08/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLyndsey B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The view maybe

    Disliked: 

    Although we were warned it could be windy there was an actual storm while we were there. The tents were all snapped and blown away. The rain made the site impassible to the point of having to get towed off by a tractor. The bins and portaloos were all blown over. Totally understand the weather is not the campsites fault and we are certainly not fair weather campers! But in the instance where the ground is impassible and the facilities are damaged/ unusable I feel the event should have been cancelled and money refunded. It was actually a danger to life out there!

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Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location

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The location. Excellent and would highly recommend.08/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location. Excellent and would highly recommend.

    Disliked: 

    The weather was really bas the first couple of days and the electric kept going off over a 24 hour period. Once fixed though was fine.

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Anonymous user

Toilets kept clean, staff on gate helpful and always available07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Band was really good, toilets kept clean, staff on gate helpful and always available, food stands available we only sampled breakfast but the breakfast sandwiches were lovely. brilliant location with fantastic scenery.

    Disliked: 

    Could be extra bins as these were all full, but may have had something to do with the gale force winds on Saturday which caused tents to blow away/break and filled up bins quite early on Saturday

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event staff were very friendly and helpful07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Was a nice spot

    Disliked: 

    toilets, also burger bar very confusing as it was called 'catch of the day but didn't sell anything from the sea'

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • East Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England, YO22 4JR
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.4890°N 0.6070°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Whitby: Bus Station Station Square — 0.5 miles
Goathland (N Yorks): Village Centre Bus Stop — 7.6 miles
Cloughton (N Yorks): High Street Coach Stop — 12.4 miles
Train stations
Whitby Rail Station — 0.5 miles
Ruswarp Rail Station — 1.5 miles
Sleights Rail Station — 3.0 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge North Side — 25.8 miles
Transporter Bridge South Side — 25.8 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 33.3 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Don't forget the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, whose steam puffers chuff their way from Whitby through the cracking landscape down to Pickering (40 minutes' drive).

Walkers can choose to hop off this fab heritage steam railway at the restored stations of Levisham or Newton Dale Halt (40 minutes and an hour from the site) for paths across the moors and there's more fine hiking turf around Goathland (25 minutes), whose station might seem familiar to Harry Potter fans…

For coastal paths, it's a quarter of an hour's drive to Robin Hood's Bay, or a couple of hours' breezy clifftop walk. You can follow the 109-mile Cleveland Way right down to Scarborough (half an hour by car) for a spot of Edwardian seaside grandeur, rides on the Luna Park funfair, walks round the ancient castle and assorted shark/dolphin/sting ray interactions at the SEA LIFE sanctuary.

There are more rides and thrills to be found at Flamingo Land, along with a small zoo and for treetop walks and zipwires, Go Ape! Dalby is on hand, on the edge of the walking and nature-spotting opportunities of Dalby Forest Park (both 45 minutes).

Must see

  • Whitby Abbey (0.2 miles)
  • The Moors National Park Centre (11.8 miles)
  • Dalby Forest Visitor Centre (15.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Yorkshire Coast (7.6 miles)
  • Bridestones, Crosscliff and Blakey Topping (13.0 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

  • Does Whitby Showground have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Whitby Showground dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Whitby Showground? Don't forget the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, whose steam puffers chuff their way from Whitby through the cracking landscape down to Pickering (40 minutes' drive). Walkers can choose to hop off this … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Whitby Showground?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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