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Whitby
North Yorkshire
Whitby is without doubt the most scenic port along the East Coast of England. Its place in history is assured: at the Abbey on the headland in 664 the date for Easter was set; it was here that Captain James Cook served his apprenticeship; and also here Bram Stoker was inspired to set Dracula. It is still a fishing port, although tourism is now the major industry. The town is split in two by the river Esk and on the north side has a long sandy beach and, to the south, cliffs in which to find fossils or even the black jet that is washed-up and made into jewellery.

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Population
14,000
Must See
Sandy beaches, St Mary’s Church, Harbour, Fortune’s Kipper Smokehouse, West Cliff
Attractions
Whitby Museum , Pannett Art Gallery , Captain Cook Memorial Museum , Whitby Abbey , St Mary's Church , Sutcliffe Gallery , Pannett Park
Market Day
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Shops
Mostly independent stores
Live!
Whitby Pavilion
Sport
Fishing
Tourist Info Centres
Langborne Road, Whitby YO21 1YN
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Direct Access
Rail Station. Bus station. Central car parking.
1hr Town Walk
Overview
A circular walk that includes many steps (there's 199 up to the Abbey!) that takes in the West Cliff, town centre, old town, church, abbey and harbour. Allow two hours.
Video Features
See exclusive content of the Penny Hedge, Fortune's Smokehouse and Abbey area.

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Diary

March
Goth Weekend
Goth Weekend

Stalls selling jewellery, clothing, etc as well as live bands and events. Also hosts Goth Weekend in late October/early November.

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May
Penny Hedge
Penny Hedge

This takes place on the Thursday after the 5th Sunday after Easter (anytime from 30th April-2nd June). A hedge is built in the harbour, Church Street (opposite Middle Earth Tavern) at 9:00am.

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August
Whitby Regatta
Whitby Regatta

Sea regatta held in the middle of the month over three days includes yacht and rowing races, events, parade, air displays, etc.

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Folk Week
Folk Week

With over 600 acts including traditional dance and folk artists from around Britain. Many free events and singalongs in the pubs.

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October
Goth Weekend
Goth Weekend

Stalls selling jewellery, clothing, etc as well as live bands and events. Usually last weekend in October. Also hosts Goth Weekend in late March/early April.

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