Planning Your Visit
Staithes is a delightful coastal village, 10 miles north of Whitby.
Staithes is served by the No 4 bus from Whitby and the X4 from Middlesbrough. See Arriva buses for details. The nearest railway station is Saltburn, then get a taxi which costs roughly £22.
Latitude – Longitude:
Lat: 54° 33′ 31.7406″
Long: -0° 47′ 31.8582″
Gallery Opening Times
Preview Evening: Friday 19:00-20:30
Saturday & Sunday 10:00-17:30
Parking at the top of the village
There is no parking in the old village at the bottom of the hill. Please use the car parks at the top of the village as directed by our car park stewards. There are two main car parks at the top: the public car park and the Staithes Athletics Club car park. Please be considerate of local residents and avoid parking in the street and on verges. Parking charges apply, including blue badge holders.
We have secured a large amount of additional parking at Cowbar. Take the Cowbar exit on the A174 opposite the Boulby Mine and follow the signs. Stewards will direct you where to park. Please DO NOT park on the grass verges. Parking charges apply, including blue badge holders. It's a ten minute you can walk down to the old village.
Free Taxi Shuttle
The free taxi is to enable any one with mobility difficulties to get up and down from the old village. It will operate 10:00-17:30 Saturday and Sunday and between 20:00 and 21:00 Friday and Saturday evening. The free taxi will pick up and drop off at the following points: Athletic Club and War Memorial at the top of the village and Chapel Yard, High Street at the bottom of the village. There will be no taxi shuttle from Cowbar car park
There are public toilets in the public car park at the top of the village by the Gateway Centre and at the bottom of the village beside the Seadrift cafe on the sea front.
Festival Information/First Aid
The Festival Office (a blue gazebo) will be located outside the Staithes Gallery on the High Street. They will be selling programmes, giving details about talks and workshops. The first aid point is also located here.
The nearest cash point is at the Co-op on the main road. Check whether your artist has a credit card reader.
Not good is the honest answer. Staithes is a fishing village with steep cobbled streets and steps to many cottages. Some of the galleries will have some access, but most are small cottages, often 200 years old, open to the public only on this weekend.
The seafront (the staith) and over the bridge on Cowbar (Northside) is flat and even. There is limited disabled parking in the old village for blue badge holders.
Please note: We have arranged for a taxi service to take people down to the village and return, free of charge. The taxi rank will be well signposted at Bank Top. For more information click here.
The Staithes Festival of Arts & Heritage cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or injury sustained by any member of the public visiting any artist's gallery, studio, workshop, exhibition, event or walk. Members of the public participate in the Staithes Festival of Arts & Heritage entirely at their own risk.