Whitby is always crowded with tourists, especially on those hot summers days. Pannett Park can feel like an escape from the hectic town centre, a peaceful retreat just outside the town centre. Here you can enjoy picnics, leisurely walks and more, exploring these beautiful gardens.
Known for its eye-catching flower displays, Pannett Park has a selection of gorgeous gardens and local history. Whitby Museum and Pannett Art Gallery offer excellent exhibitions of local history and art – a must-see for visitors! And enjoy a nice hot drink in the café afterwards.
Pop down to Pannett Park during your stay here with Whitby Holiday Rentals. These gardens aren’t too far away from our accommodation.
This means that you can either walk to the park or hop onto a Whitby Tour Bus, as it is just outside the town centre.
What is there to do at Pannett Park?
Pannett Park is made up of four main gardens: the Commemorative, Community, Jurassic and South Seas Gardens.
- The Commemorative Garden is the most reflective, paying tribute to deceased locals, in front of a fantastic view.
- The Community Garden is where locals plant herbs and vegetables, both for public use.
- The Jurassic Garden showcases fossils that would have been found along the coast of Whitby, many found in the museum. All plants here maintain this Jurassic theme, along with a replica of a local marine crocodile from 1824.
- The South Seas Garden pays homage to Whitby’s history through many different floral displays.
In addition, the Floral Clock is the most notable sight here, a fantastic flower display. This clock was planted to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. On top of this, there is also a children’s playground and the Lily Pool nearby too.
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