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 14th September the government ruling is that no more than 6 people from one or two households may meet up. This means that you may not purchase any more than 6 tickets at one time and must confirm that you are indeed a group of 6 people from no more than two households.

The walk is completely outdoors and permissable within exemptions but you will be advised to practise common sense on distancing throughout. ​Tour numbers will be limited to keep you safe and be able to social distance safely from others attending.

It is strongly advised that you wear masks though it's not compulsory. 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. ​Customers must supply their own masks and hand sanitiser. 

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

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

The Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walk is running a regular programme of dates and times - see menu. All other walks and tours are available as privately booked events.

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

Storytelling podcasts also coming soon!

Extracurricular sessions for children are available online with story, use of language and literacy. Please get in touch for details.

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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?

Hills and Sky

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