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At the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby was once a ship-building and whaling centre, and is now a fishing port and seaside resort. The town is divided into a rather modern west side, and an east side steeped in history and overlooked by its ruined abbey. The great explorer Captain James Cook served his seafaring apprenticeship here. Vampire enthusiasts may be interested to know that the first few chapters of Dracula by Bram Stoker are set in Whitby.

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Tourist attractions Whitby : Things to see and do

  • Abbey Interesting

    Abbey Lane GB - Whitby YO22 4JT

    Founded in 657 by St Hilda, known via the writings of Bede the Venerable, this mixed monastery is supposedly built on the site of a Roman lookout post. In this abbey, the Whitby Synod of 664 took place, which adopted the Roman method of dating Easter..

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  • Captain Cook Memorial Museum

    Grape Lane GB - Whitby YO22 4BA

    This late 17C house, where James Cook worked as an apprentice for the shipowner John Walker, is now a museum devoted to him. The rooms are furnished in the 18C style and, during your visit, you will see letters, documents and various objects about th..

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  • St Mary's Church

    West Cliff GB - Whitby YO21 3HT

    A staircase of 199 steps leads from the town to this romanesque church that shares the clifftop with the abbey. Several changes made under the Stuarts and during the Georgian period have created a charming mixture of white galleries, stalls and colum..

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  • Saxonville Hotel

    Ladysmith Avenue GB - Whitby YO21 3HX

    This charming family-run hotel has a great restaurant and a wonderful, peaceful location on Whitby’s West Cliff, near the seafront and within walking distance of the town centre. The hotel has a private car park and free parking is available for gue..

  • The Seacliffe - Whitby

    12 North Promenade GB - Whitby YO21 3JX

    The Seacliffe guest house provides 4-star guest accommodation overlooking the beach and harbour entrance. The centre of Whitby is a 15-minute stroll away along the seafront and the wild hiking country of the North York Moors National Park is a short ..

  • The Royal Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    West Cliff GB - Whitby YO21 3HA

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