Rose Rylands

Whitby Storyteller 

You have come to the place where North York Moors and valleys meet a wild and windswept North Sea. Here the ancient seaport of Whitby, coastal smuggling villages and surroundings contain a world of stories and are home to award winning Whitby Storyteller. Please read below info regarding Coronavirus

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Choose the walk for you and enjoy a unique experience in ancient and storied surroundings. Enter the world of the strange and supernatural on a ghost walk, step into a bygone age on a smugglers walk or discover extraordinary facts and legends about Whitby on a guided tour. Or book a storytelling evening and hear all of these stories indoors by lamplight, with local folklore and legends.


As of December 3rd - We are currently in tier 2 and so taking private bookings now for Guided Walking Tours of Whitby and The Whitby Ghost and Dracula Walk. Although you can just turn up for the Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walks please be advised numbers will be limited to comply with restrictions. 

Dates for the Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walk over Christmas and New Year will be published soon.

The tour is legally allowed to accommodate up to a maximum of 30 people for an outdoor event. However, social distancing of one metre must apply. The tour is completely outdoors and you will be advised on where to stand at a safe distance throughout the event.

​​You may be advised to wear masks while we walk through public areas to get to our various locations.

Customers must supply their own masks and hand sanitiser. If government guidelines change to masks being worn outdoors as compulsory then you must supply and wear them at all times. 

Please do not attend if you have a cough or feel unwell.  No matter how mild the symptoms.

​If the guide deems you are unwell then you will be asked to leave and a refund will be issued. ​

All Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

After New Year, the Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walk will close until February 2021 when starting at half term there will be a regular programme of dates and times - see menu. All other walks and tours are available as privately booked events.

Thank you for your support for small business and I hope to be hearing from you all soon!

Also please check out the new video uploads from Whitby Storyteller on Youtube (link in menu bar)

Storytelling podcasts also coming soon!

Explore the North York Moors and Coast. Whitby Storyteller offers a range of walks and guided tours around the Whitby area, Moors and Esk Valley, tailored to meet the needs of each group.



Why Choose Whitby Storyteller?

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I'm Experienced

Established and personally run by me, Rose Rylands, my tours and storytelling activities are built on my extensive experience as a local tour guide and storyteller.

Over the years I have worked with thousands of visitors to the Whitby area, delighting them with wonderful walks and stories.

About Rose
Robin Hood's Bay Beach

I Know Whitby

I have lived in the Whitby area most of my life. My knowledge of the local area ensures my tours and talks are always packed full of interesting local knowledge and insight.

Whether you're experiencing a guided tour of Whitby itself, or exploring the surrounding North York Moors and Yorkshire countryside, you're in safe and knowledgeable hands.

About Rose
Whitby Harbour

I Care

My business thrives on the experiences my customers enjoy - which is why I always work hard to ensure each walk or tour exceeds my clients' expectations.

I really want every visitor to have the best possible experience, to enjoy the tour or walk they have joined and to leave having experienced something amazing.

About Rose