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Whitby Showground: View across the field

General

  • Pop-up site on the headland above the popular seaside town of 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 on the headland overlooking the town will settle in right next to the atmospheric ruins of Whitby Abbey, making it a fine place to immerse yourself in the area’s history.

After roaming the ruins, take the famed 199 Steps stairway down into the older part of Whitby, a gorgeous place of cobbled streets and quaint shops (with some of the best fish and chips around too…) Pay a visit to Captain Cook’s Museum, then take a stroll through the pretty Pannett Park gardens and peruse the displays at Whitby Museum and Art Gallery. Browsing the shops, you might want to treat yourself to a unique piece of Whitby jet, a glossy black gemstone only found in North Yorkshire, especially around this stretch of coastline.

And so to that coastline… there's a beach area in town, along with one of the country's prettiest traditional harbours. Head down here to sort boat trips out to Ravenscar's seal colony or along the coast to Staithes, or to book family-friendly fishing trips or romantic twilight trips.

On top of all this, Whitby Showground is the host site for Whitby Traction Engine Rally (6-8 August) and Whitby War Weekend (28-30 August). Those staying on site will have complimentary access to these events.

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.

Please note

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

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Please note: this site is at the top of a cliff so it can get very windy at times. Please be careful when erecting tents, awnings and gazebos.


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Overall rating based on 207 reviews

 

72% would recommend this site to a friend.

70% would stay here again.

  69% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Very good entertainment but disgusting facilities10/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter H.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The war weekend was absolutely amazing. The effort made by the participants was brilliant they deserve every credit.
    The pitches were spacious and adequate. We had electricity which worked well even off the generator.

    Disliked: 

    The portable toilets were disgraceful. They were substandard at their best with no water in the sink tanks to wash your hands afterwards and were not cleaned anywhere near enough. Young children were expected to use the disgusting mess that they were left in. I fully appreciate that it the people using them that are at fault but a little more care by the organisers could have prevented them from going from acceptable to disgraceful.

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Had a great weekend for Whitby War Weekend. Great location!06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichaela P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Location

    Disliked: 

    Lack of electric hook ups

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Would go again. Close to town.25/09/2021

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    Loved

    Disliked: 

    The wind

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Excellent site, accommodating staff, war weekend fabulous awesome14/09/2021

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

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

    War weekend, friendly site staff

    Disliked: 

    Not having showers

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Happy11/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMandy R.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
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  • Liked: 

    Pop up camp for Whitby War Weekend. Can't fault the organisers - they moved us to an electric pitch at short notice.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets were minging but we had our own so wasn't a problem.

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Stunning views but no facilities09/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKirsty T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
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    Views and location

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    We were on a pop up site, Porta loos provided were used by public at war weekend aswell as campers yuk , water point was to close to toilet waste and rubbish tip point other than that beautiful location enjoyable weekend , I'd go back 👍

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Friendly staff clean until last 24 hrs08/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaren S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
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Decent size pitches, ok for a couple of nights07/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
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  • Liked: 

    Amazing views, well located camp site with large sizes pitches. Fitted 2 small, two man tents and a car. Whitby is a fabulous place and the War weekend activities/ stalls and displays were an added bonus!

    Disliked: 

    Lacking facilities - more water points

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Location to town and coast Views Ease of pitching07/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
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    Location to town and coast
    Views
    Ease of pitching

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Really great weekend, good fun! Facilities seemed better than last …07/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
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  • Liked: 

    Really great weekend, good fun! Facilities seemed better than last year, cleaner Elsan points etc.

    Disliked: 

    Noisy tent people who thought it was ok to sing loudly and badly until 1am intermingled with loud arguments f-ing and blinding but you always get that type at events. Probably best to stay in the electric field as was much quieter probably because it cost a fair bit more!

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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

Dog park

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

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

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
Bus Station — 0.5 miles
Sunday School — 12.4 miles
Playing Fields — 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 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 had a starring role in the first Harry Potter film.

For coastal time, it's a quarter of an hour's drive to Robin Hood's Bay, or half an hour to Scarborough for assorted shark/dolphin/sting ray interactions at the Sea Life Centre. There are more rides and thrills to be found at Flamingo Land; for treetop walks and zipwires, Go Ape Dalby is on hand, on the edge of the walking, cycling and nature-spotting area of Dalby Forest Park (both 45 minutes).

Other days out nearby might take you to Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (40 minutes), Castle Howard (an hour), North Yorkshire Water Park (45 minutes) or for a fragrant wander through Wolds Way Lavender (45 minutes). York is an hour and 15 minutes away for even more history.

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Whitby Showground cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Whitby Showground will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • 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
  • How much does it cost to stay at Whitby Showground? From £90 (for 3 nights, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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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