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
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
If you know Staithes, you will know that parking is difficult. There is no parking in the old village. Please do not come down the hill. We have arranged additional parking during the Festival weekend. For more information about parking click here.
As last year we will be running a free taxi service from the top of the village (taxi rank at the exit of the council car park) down to the old village and back. It will run constantly throughout the weekend. The taxi is available to everyone, but please give priority to those with mobility difficulties.
There are public toilets at the Council 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
Festival Information (a blue gazebo) will be located outside the Staithes Gallery on the High Street. There you will be able to buy a programme and find out about talks and workshops. The first aid point is also located here.
The Treasurer, Nigel Oates, will be at the Treasurers Office at Sunnydene, Barrass Square. At the end of the Festival, artists should pay their commission to Nigel at this office.
The nearst cash point is at the Co-op on the Whitby Road. Debit/credit card users may, with the agreement of the artist, pay for purchases using payment cards at the Treasurers Office, Waverley House midway along the High Street.
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 staithe) and over the bridge on Cowbar (Northside) is flat and even. There is limited disbled 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.