Posts from April 2018

 
If you love food – buying it, cooking and then eating it! – then May could be a busy month for you! 
 
Traditionally the busiest time of year for food festivals in Yorkshire, 2018 is no exception. 
 
Yorkshire is one of the UK’s largest counties and includes some fabulous local produce, and a food festival is one of the best places to indulge in your foodie fantasies! 
 
Here are three gastronomic events that take place within driving distance of Whitby, all offering a great day out into the bargain. 
 
Once again, our seaside town will be transformed ready for Whitby Goth Weekend (WGW for short) 27th to 29th April 2018. 
 
We’ve blogged about this before, yet it’s such a fabulous event, we couldn’t resist putting our fingers to the keyboard once again. 
 
We know how Whitby has inspired perhaps the best-known gothically-inpsired author of them all, Bram Stoker, creator of Dracula. We see the dramatic, dark ruins of Whitby Abbey everyday, an imposing sight against the great Yorkshire sky and one which undoubtedly inpsired him to write his most famous work. 
 
Whitby also is home to many tales of ghosts and ghouls, so all in all, our town is the perfect place to hold WGW, which was first held in 1994. 
 
 
Lights, camera, action! 
 
It’s the star of the show, none other than the beautiful Yorkshire Coast. No touch ups or special effects required for our neck of the woods when the film crews frame up for their next feature. 
 
The most recent visit from Hollywood captured ‘on celluloid’ is from Phantom Thread, which thrust the Whitby area into the global spotlight with the help of none other than Oscar winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis. The film received an Oscar gong for Best Costume Design, which, if you’ve seen the movie, is thoroughly well deserved. 
 
Phantom Thread has starring roles for Robin Hood’s Bay (pictured), Staithes, Ravenscar, Lythe and Grosmont Station, all within easy reach from us here at the Riviera. 
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