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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  • The park is beautiful and the children's play area is fab, but we are here on holiday with our dog, and dogs are not allowed anywhere in the park, not even on a lead. Such a shame that excludes a third of the population from enjoying the park
  • It's a lovely place to walk with your kids especially now they have cleaned up the pond and put fish in and got the fountain running. There is a good play area at the top and loads of squirrels to see and completely free I think there maybe a small admission fee to go in the museum.
  • An excellent museum with lots to see and discover about Whitby. The fossils are particularly good and the 'ship in a bottle' exhibition.
  • Nice place to sit and relax good play area for children nice museum but beware its all on the side of a hill so it can be a bit of a climb but worth taking your time
  • Brilliant Park - has won the Green Flag Award for several years. Always a pleasure to visit. Museum (entrance charged) and cafe in centre of park but phone in advance to check opening times.

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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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