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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.  

  • BBC Radio 4
  • Channel 4
  • ITV
  • TripAdvisor

Watch Rose on ITV's 'This Morning'

As Featured On...

In recent years I've had the pleasure of filming for a number of TV programmes, including Jonathan Ross' Myths and Legends, Joanna Lumley's Home Sweet Home, Meet the Richardsons, Susan Calman's Grand Day Out, and Antiques Road Trip on BBC.

Joanna was so lovely, she left me this wonderful message:

"I can't tell you how much I enjoyed meeting you in St Mary's graveyard yesterday and hearing you speak so movingly and fascinatingly about Whitby and faraway times."
Joanna Lumley

And Joanathan was kind enough to say this:

“Meeting Rose the Storyteller was quite amazing... her knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for the subject made me realise just how vital and important those old mythologies once were and perhaps will be again... I came away feeling it is a genuinely magical place.”
Jonathan Ross
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Let Me Be Your Guide

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 on the Guided Walking Tour of Whitby. Or book a storytelling evening and hear all of these stories indoors by lamplight, with local folklore and legends.

See Ghost Walk Times for the Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walks - no need to book, just turn up - or book your own private Whitby Ghost and Dracula Walk, Guided Walking Tour of Whitby, or choose from any of the other walks.

Book Your Walk

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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

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Private Bookings for Walking Tours

Taking private bookings now for Guided Walking Tours of Whitby, The Whitby Ghost and Dracula Walk and Guided Hikes in the National Park.

Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walk

For the Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walk there is no need to book, just turn up. Ghost Walk times can be seen via the menu.

Support Small Businesses!

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.

Discover North Yorkshire

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.

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