The Whitby Goth weekend is a twice yearly festival held in April and October/ November. It has grown into one of the most popular alternative events in the world, attracting attendees from across the UK and around the world. The main event is held at the town's 1,000 capacity Whitby Spa Pavilion, however, other venues such as The Coliseum, Victoria Place are sometimes used for overspill events and various venues including The Resolution, Laughtons and RAW nightclub are used for unofficial events.
Although referred to as a "weekend" it includes events during the day on Friday and Saturday as well as fringe events on the Thursday, Sunday and Monday. These events include additional club nights, markets, and a charity football match between goths and the local newspaper the Whitby Gazette on the Sunday.
Even if this isn't your scene, it is a spectacular event and one worth visiting Whitby to witness some very elaborate costumes.
Whitby Holiday Home is a great location to stay in for access to the town centre events and the Spa Pavilion as is only 5 minutes walk from both!