Pannett Park, Whitby

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Enjoy urban tranquility at Pannett Park, built on land purchased by local philanthropist and politician Robert Pannett in 1902. This public park, which includes an art gallery and a museum, is a favorite leisure spot for locals and visitors alike. Set a little time aside for a visit to Whitby Museum, which narrates the city’s fascinating history and displays the famous "Hand of God" (a dried and pickled hand of a man hanged for committing murder). Walk out onto the museum’s terrace to enjoy views of the city and the iconic Whitby Abbey. The park is also noted for its manicured gardens, sprawling green lawns, and wooded areas. Arrange your visit to Pannett Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Whitby using our Whitby day trip planning site .
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  • Lovely park with great features and a super cafe in the museum, well maintained gardens and plenty of seating to sit and enjoy the sun and view.  more »
  • Always our first stop when we arrive in Whitby my two lads r 11 & 13 love to play a while then we walk round the gardens check the pond for wildlife frogs usually this time of year museum good but onc...  more »
  • visited the park for the first time today, one of the best play areas I have seen the grand children loved it. The gardens are well kept and plenty of Colour. The cafe in the museum served a good vari...  more »
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  • Lovely park near the harbor of Whitby. Lots of things to see as you walk along and if you start at the bottom and work up you reach the museum/play area and come out at the top of the west cliff - great short cut.
  • A hidden gem in Whitby. Away from the main tourist area and quite peaceful. Well kept gardens and viewing areas. Some of the pathways are a little steep however.
  • Great children's play area with lots of diverse equipment not seen in many other parks.
  • Great park for a wander and a fab kids play area at the top
  • Great modern well maintained park for Children and adults

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The majority of the town's lodging is near the small harbor at the town center. Consider a guest room in one of the historical buildings that line the water or on one of the narrow streets that branch off from the boardwalk. For views of the picturesque town and the cathedral, consider lodging inland and up the hill. Ask about themed rooms designed for the Whitby Gothic Weekend.
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