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Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb

Peter Kasin 15 Feb 01 - 04:14 AM
Dave the Gnome 15 Feb 01 - 05:42 AM
bill\sables 15 Feb 01 - 07:25 AM
Les from Hull 15 Feb 01 - 08:45 AM
Mrs.Duck 15 Feb 01 - 02:47 PM
GUEST,willa 15 Feb 01 - 04:11 PM
GUEST,willa 15 Feb 01 - 04:37 PM
Linda Kelly 15 Feb 01 - 06:49 PM
McGrath of Harlow 15 Feb 01 - 07:48 PM
GUEST,chanteyranger 15 Feb 01 - 07:49 PM
Noreen 15 Feb 01 - 10:19 PM
Peter Kasin 15 Feb 01 - 11:28 PM
selby 16 Feb 01 - 01:28 PM
mandomad 16 Feb 01 - 04:17 PM
mandomad 16 Feb 01 - 04:18 PM
mandomad 16 Feb 01 - 06:47 PM
bobby's girl 17 Feb 01 - 06:09 PM
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Linda Kelly 18 Feb 01 - 02:52 PM
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Subject: Seeking recommendation on Inn/hotel in Whitby
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 04:14 AM

I'm planning to go to the traditional music festival in Whitby this August. It will be my first time in England, and I'm wondering if any of you UK Mudcatters can recommend an inn or reasonably priced hotel that's within easy reach of the festival site. Hope to meet up with any Mudcatters going there, as well. Any particular pub where Whitby-going Mudcatters meet? I'll be sure to badger Badger for a badge. Thanks very much for any suggestions! Can't wait for this trip. I hear great things about this festival.

-chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 05:42 AM

Being a seaside holday resort there are loads and loads and loads of hotels/guest houses. Depends what you want. If you are on your own you can get a good B&B for around 20UKP per person per night. Some hotels go up to 70UKP or more but you won't get much more for your money!

If you are with family or in a group I can recommend the Bagdale Lodge. Around 40 quid per room but you can get rooms that sleep up to 4. Don't book in at the Hall itself though by mistake - very nice and all that but one of the expensive ones!

Generaly speaking East/Old side, very pretty, rambling, ancient sort of place. West cliff/new side bigger, newer (but still old!), more accomodation, nearer to the main hall (The Spa). It's all near the festival venues but I hope you are fit and used to climbing hills!

There are any number of on-line guides BTW. I use the Whitby On-Line one (can't remember the URL). Use a sercher to get details.

Meet in the Elsinore, Plough, Little Angel or Tap and Spile if I remember rightly. I'm sure you will get loads more details from the Yorkshire 'catters as well - they are a reasonably friendly lot even if from the wrong side of the pennines...;-)

If you are here for a while after the festival try the other coast - Fylde festival at Fleetwood is on during the First weekend in September. Only 4 days but has the advantage of being in Lancashire.... Enjoy yourself anyway.

Cheers and waiting to get singed:-)

Dave the Gnome


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Subject: RE: Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb
From: bill\sables
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 07:25 AM

There is a problem with Whitby this year, There are two main events which take place in Whitby every year which take up most of the accomodation and pubs. The Folk Festival and the Whitby Regatta. The Folk week always ends on the weekend before Bank Holiday Monday which is the last Monday in July. This year , because of the state of the tides, the regatta is on the same week. Accomodation will therefore be very hard to find and I would suggest you book early. The festival does have camp sites organised where you can usually find space.
As to staying near the festival site, the festival does not have a site in the way you have a site at Old Songs in the US, there are venues for concerts and workshops but dancing is in the town streets and there ia a very large fringe in almost all of the pubs.
Bill


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Subject: RE: Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb
From: Les from Hull
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 08:45 AM

I think that Bill means last weekend in August.

Many regulars at Whitby book holiday cottages. These are in serious short supply - you can only take over someone else's regular booking if it's left to you in their will!Don't let me put you off, though. Whitby Folk Week (or Wetby Soak Week - the weather isn't always brilliant) is one of the premier festivals in the country, hundreds and hundreds of events and the best fringe in the country (world?).

For inn-type accommodation you could try the White Horse and Griffen or The Endeavour (run by our friends John and Rosie - more folkies from Hull).

Might I also mention Sea Fever - Hull's International Shanty Festival (17-19 August). Although this is in my home town (and paid for by my employer) it is probably the best shanty festival in the country. Let me know if you want more details. And if you tell us what you want out of Whitby, you can rest assured that the Yorkshire 'Catters (from recent evidence the highest concentration of 'Catters in the known universe) will rally round with recommendations.

Looking forward to your visit.

Les


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Subject: RE: Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 02:47 PM

Tourist Information are usually a good source. I will find the number and let you have it. It is our intention this year to set up a mudcat tavern in one of the pubs where anyone can drop in to sing play or just meet with other mudcatters. We may also be having another mudcat barbeque at our cottage this year which went well last year.


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Subject: RE: Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb
From: GUEST,willa
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 04:11 PM

chanteyranger Contact Whitby tourist information, Langborne Road, Whitby YO21 1YN Phone (01947)602674, and they will send you a brochure,including details of hotels/ b & b etc, though I agree with previous comments - it's difficult to get accommodation for the festival week Aug 18 - 24 For more info on events, contact Malcolm Storey (wfw@box44selby.freeserve.co.uk) one of the great things about Whitby is that there's music/dancing/workshops going on just about everywhere, and most of them within easy walking distance of the centre


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Subject: RE: Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb
From: GUEST,willa
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 04:37 PM

chanteyranger Try also www.visitwhitby.com/ and www.whitby.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 06:49 PM

The Bramblewick Guesthouse Havelock Place Whitby is a great place to stay and found on the whitby website -but be warned if you haven't booked by March then you've no hope!!! I think we will be camping this year because we have not been able to secure accomodation.


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Subject: RE: Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 07:48 PM

There's a youth hostel up the top of the stairs up the cliff, and you don't need to be young to use Youth Hostels. You just need to be reasonably fit to get up those stairs.


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Subject: RE: Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb
From: GUEST,chanteyranger
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 07:49 PM

Thank you all for the info. Les From Hull, England's best shanty festival sounds like something I must go to, so yes, thank you for your offer of more info. I could spend time at both festivals. BTW, I'll be travelling alone. Thanks again!

-chanteyranger

Ickle Dorritt - how are the prices at the Bramblewood? I'm looking more for cheap/convenient than fancy. I will probably spend little time at an Inn - just enough to get some sleep, probably.


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Subject: RE: Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb
From: Noreen
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 10:19 PM

It's worth climbing the 199 steps just to see the kipper smokery and buy some to take home.

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 11:28 PM

Billsables -

I left you a PM, but your name comes up as "inactive" for some reason. Hope it gets to you.

-chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb
From: selby
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 01:28 PM

How many catters will be making the anual pilgramage to Whitby folk week regatta this year. keith


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Subject: RE: Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb
From: mandomad
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 04:17 PM

Keith, Me and my good lady of the harp will be esconced in the Middle Earth, The Tap & Spile and all points East Side / West side. We never miss the Festival...the best ten day party! Luckily we don't have any problem with accomodation... we've got a big static caravan on Stoupe Cross farm. Hope you can make it to Whitby -chanteyranger. You'll fall in love with the place! Mandomad


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Subject: RE: Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb
From: mandomad
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 04:18 PM

Keith, Me and my good lady of the harp will be esconced in the Middle Earth, The Tap & Spile and all points East Side / West side. We never miss the Festival...the best ten day party! Luckily we don't have any problem with accomodation... we've got a big static caravan on Stoupe Cross farm. Hope you can make it to Whitby -chanteyranger. You'll fall in love with the place! Mandomad


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Subject: RE: Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb
From: mandomad
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 06:47 PM

Oooops Sorry Got carried away. Mandomad


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Subject: RE: Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb
From: bobby's girl
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 06:09 PM

We'll be there as usual - I think this will be our 26th Whitby festival. We used to camp, but now we stay in the holiday cottages at Captain Cooks Haven, by the old viaduct. My daughters, aged 16 and nearly 15, say i've got to add that they've never missed a Whitby!


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Subject: RE: Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb
From: bill\sables
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 06:48 PM

Any one traveling on the Friday before Whitby can drop off at the JUG, Chapel Haddlesey where we will have a pre Whitby Music Session. Last year there were no less than 26 catters attended. Camping available at the JUG
Bill


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Subject: RE: Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 18 Feb 01 - 02:52 PM

Prices at Bramblewick are about £20 for a room and they do have a single.


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Subject: RE: Help: Can anyone recommend Inn/hotel in Whitb
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 14 Aug 01 - 06:25 AM


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