What does the autumn mean for you? Half Term? Clocks going back an hour? The start of, dare we say it, the festive build up? 
Well, for us here at the Riviera Guesthouse it’s can be a hectic time and is one of Whitby’s busiest times of year. 
Forget the Blackpool illuminations … we’ve got Goths, Halloween and steam trains to entertain you! 
Forget the Blackpool illuminations … we’ve got Goths, Halloween and steam trains to entertain you! 
If you’re trying to get trim in time for Christmas, there are some 2km and 5km runs taking place in Whitby on selected dates. 
For all things vintage, the October Seaside Vintage Fair takes place on 5th and 6th October at the Whitby Pavilion. 
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway will host its celebrated Wartime Experience on 11th, 12th and 13th October. 
Whitby Blues Festival will take place at the Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 12th October. 
Film fans can enjoy the much-anticipated Downton Abbey: The Movie in mid-October. Much of the plot is based in Yorkshire and it builds upon the characters and stories of the popular TV programme. 
We couldn’t have October with the Musicport Festival from 18th to 25th October, a must for music fans. 
The historic Whitby Abbey will be total transformed from 25th October to 2nd November when it is illuminated against the great Northern sky. This is really worth seeing as the nights draw in for winter. 
If you fancy varied entertainment for which you can just sit back and relax, how about the autumn programme at the Whitby Pavilion? This includes children’s entertainer Magic Mike, an autumn panto and also very adult humour with Roy Chubby Brown, a variety of movies, 
The first three days of November are this year’s dates for the Tomorrow’s Ghosts event and then the Whitby Christmas Festival takes place on 15th to 17th November. 
While many places seem to be slowing down, Whitby seems to come into its own during October and November. 
Perhaps it is because of its links to Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. The gothic atmosphere of the town offers something different to the hustle and bustle of summer. 
As sun rises later and the twilight draws in earlier and earlier, the dusk shows Whitby literally in a different light. 
So why not join us for an October or November break? A hearty, freshly-cooked breakfast followed by a stroll around our town and any number of events and types of entertainment. 
All these events are correct at time of posting. 
If you are wanting to take part in any of them, please ensure you ring the venue to check dates and times haven’t changed. 
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