North Yorkshire Moor Railway Get Involved

North Yorkshire Moor Railway

As you may probably know by now, the North Yorkshire Moor Railway passes by the Unique Retreats cottages here in Whitby. Therefore, this makes the railway very dear to our hearts. We always get lots of lovely feedback from our visitors about the trains. But, did you know you can get involved behind the scenes this year?

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North Yorkshire Moor Railway 2019 Pullman Dining

North Yorkshire Moor Railway Pullman Dining

Did you know what that the North Yorkshire Moor Railway Pullman Dining 2019 Services are now available.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the enchanting North York Moors National Park with friends and family as you experience an unforgettable lunch, afternoon tea or evening meal on board the Pullman Dining Train. With years of catering experience behind us, we pride ourselves on offering the highest quality of service. Experience seasonal menus featuring the best locally sourced food and drink, as you travel on a journey through the heart of our wonderful countryside.

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Attractions and Events Guide 2019

Attractions and Events Guide 2019 Yorkshire Coast

Attractions and Events Guide 2019 Yorkshire Coast & North York Moors

There really is no shortage of things to see and do on the Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors. This handy guide gives you sneak peek at the plethora of castles, museums, coastal resorts, theatres, shops, waterparks and sea-life centres in the area.

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Whitby Fish and Ships Festival

Whitby Fish and Ship Festival

18 – 19 May 2019

Celebrate Whitby’s Fishing Heritage with Whitby Fish and Ship Festival

At this FREE Festival
Explore everything that’s special about the Yorkshire Coast’s magnificent maritime culture, from the building of its boats to its multi award-winning fish restaurants.

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Discover the North Yorkshire coast ………… in February

Dark Skies

Dark Skies

The festival season starts early in Yorkshire and there’s bound to be something to tempt you to visit the coast.

Those dark nights make the perfect backdrop for the North Yorkshire Moors National Park’s Dark Skies Festival (February 15th to March 3rd).  This year, the park has teamed up with the Yorkshire Dales National Park for the fourth annual festival.

A new exhibition in Whitby – Whitby and the Cosmos: The Search for the Dark Matter, which will trace the port’s place in understanding our universe.

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Captain Cook monument

Dark Skies Whitby and the Cosmos

Dark Skies Whitby and the Cosmos: the Search for Dark Matter at Whitby Museum

All our guests staying with us at Unique-retreats enjoy a copy of the monthly issue of Yorkshire Life magazine, giving lots of information about Yorkshire, including articles like below and tips on where to eat, drink, walks etc ……….

A starry sky behind the Captain Cook monument on the West Cliff at Whitby. Eighteenth century scientific instruments used by Captain Cook’s research team during their exploration of the South Seas feature in an new exhibition Whitby and the Cosmos: the Search for Dark Matter Photo: Tony Bartholomew

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Celebrate Non-Conformity at Whitby Goth Weekend



The first meeting of a group of pen-pals has now turned into a twice annual event for the town of Whitby, know as the Whitby Goth Weekend, WGW. In 1994, a group of about 40 pen-pals decided to gather together after meeting through the pages of New Musical Express, a music magazine more popularly known as NME. The meet-up was organised by Jo Hampshire, who is the head of Top Mum Productions, quickly became known as a musical event.

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