One of the most picturesque ports in England, Whitby and its harbour are set in a ravine at the mouth of the River Esk. Come to Whitby by Bus: From Middlesbrough or Scarborough with Arriva Buses number 5, 5A, X5 or 93, X93. The Captain Cook Memorial Museum, his former home in Grape Lane, is furnished in the style of his times, when Whitby was the seventh-largest port in England. In Grape Street, you will find the house which belonged to Captain Cook, one of Whitby's most famous citizens. Alternatively, avoid the roads completely and travel by National Rails Esk Valley Line - from Middlesbrough, or the North Yorkshire Moors Railway steam from Pickering:. Cathedrals in Britain Browse our interactive map showing the Christian. Whitby is well known for its jet, a hard black mineral dug from its cliffs since Victorian times, and fashioned locally into jewellery and ornament.
Come and celebrate country pursuits from wrought iron and farrier displays to goat, ferret, bee keeping, produce and handicraft and the children's sections. Map of Whitby — detailed map of Whitby Are you looking for the map of Whitby? Whitby West Cliff top, which is today dominated by hotels, guest houses, holiday accommodation and tourist attractions once played host to a very famous visitor. Its churchyard is famous for providing the setting which inspired Bram Stoker to write his classic novel - Dracula. As famous locally are the whaling masters of the Scoresby family, and pioneer photographer Frank Meadow Sutcliffe. Whilst he would rise to the prestigious position of Captain in the Royal Navy, it was in Whitby that the eighteen year old Cook was first taken on as a merchant navy apprentice for the small fleet of vessels run by local ship-owners John and Henry Walker. About 80 miles from Whitby to Newcastle Airport. From the North take the A19 to Middlesbrough, then the A171 via Guisborough.
The ViaMichelin map of Whitby: get the famous Michelin maps, the result of more than a century of mapping experience. The lively Market Place, which still attracts stallholders and visitors alike, dates back to 1640. Its Regatta in mid-August and a week-long Captain Cook Festival in October reflect the seafaring traditions. Held every year at the end of August. About 85 miles from Whitby to Leeds Bradford Airport. Come to Whitby by Car: From the South take the A64 from York to Malton, then the A169 via Pickering.
Staithes and Runswick Bay are quaint and picturesque fishing villages. From Leeds and York via Malton with Yorkshire Coastliner Buses number 840. Along the coast, the Captain Cook Heritage Trail leads from Great Ayton, where he lived, to his departure port of Whitby. Anglo-Saxon Sites in Britain Explore our interactive map of for nearby sites. Situated in the beautiful gardens of Pannett Park. Church Streets origins can be traced back even further however, with dwellings having been documented at the foot of the Abbey steps as early as 1370. Just off the Market Place is Sandgate so called because it leads to and borders the east sands , a bustling high street where Whitby jet can still be purchased.
Whitby is surrounded by the National Park, it can be reached by rail, by bus and by road via the A171 or A174, it is about 20 miles from , 47 miles from , 78 miles from , and 258 miles driving distance from. Scarborough Borough Council continues to provide off-street parking in Whitby as before — for further information please. The house is now a museum celebrating Cook's years in Whitby and later career. Admission is free donations welcome Open from February to September, check website for opening times. Also visible on this Whitby map are the railway station, Whitby Abbey, the Whitby Community Hospital, and Whitby Golf Club, you can also see the River Esk, which splits the town.
© Suzanne Kirkhope, Wonderful Whitby Getting here Whitby is easily accessible by both road and rail, please try our for further information. Open from the Easter holidays to the end of September. Situated very near the centre of Whitby, the park offers a haven of peace and quiet. All Public Transport Enquiries: Find out all you need to know with Traveline. Indeed, the novel depicts Dracula coming ashore in the form of a black dog shipwrecked off the coast of Whitby.
They dress in period costume as they wander the town and it seems almost as though Whitby has stepped back in time for these few days every year. The Dracula Society and a number of fans of the novel still travel to Whitby to commemorate the character for a few days every year in April and November. Whitby North Yorkshire: A town with a strong sea-going tradition, Whitby in North , has a population of around 14,000, and a history going back to the 7th century, when an abbey was founded there by St Hilda. To the left of the Whale Bone Arch stands the bronze statue of , the Yorkshireman famous for his exploration and cartography of Newfoundland, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. Peaceful moorland and gentle valleys with pretty villages, castles and abbeys in abundance, lead to expanses of glorious countryside associated with James Herriot. Ruins of this historic abbey still remain in Whitby, and from the ruined abbey you can look down on the town and the River Esk, which divides the town into two, the old town and the newer West Cliff area.
Come to Whitby by Air: About 45 miles from Whitby to Durham Tees Valley Airport Middlesbrough , which has a regular service from Amsterdam Schipol airport — very useful for visitors travelling from Northern Europe. The Whitby Festival is held around mid-June. It is fitting then perhaps that their old house on Grape Lane now houses the Captain Cook Memorial Museum. Compatible with any computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone having an Internet browser. The bones which currently form the arch are a lot more recent however, having been brought over from Alaska in 2003.
Whitby Accommodation: Find Whitby hotels on the right, and find Whitby self-catering cottages and apartments below. Detailed Street Map of Whitby North Yorkshire Whitby Map Yorkshire: Detailed street map of Whitby, a town and port which is surrounded by the North Yorkshire Moors. . Find any address on the map of Whitby or calculate your itinerary to and from Whitby, find all the tourist attractions and Michelin Guide restaurants in Whitby. Roman Sites Try our interactive map of to browse our database of visible Roman remains.
This Victorian double boathouse celebrates Whitby's lifeboat history. More, the satellite view of Whitby lets you see full topographic details around your actual location or virtually explore the streets of Whitby from your home. Find special attractions, such as dog displays and flying shows and demonstrations, such as sheep shearing and wool spinning. Taxi — Need Collection from a Mainline Station or Airport? From Pickering by steam sometimes diesel train on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. At the bottom of the 199 steps that lead to the Abbey is Church Street formerly known as Kirkgate , whose cobbled streets and many cottages and houses date from the 15th century, when the numerous narrow alleyways and yards provided escape routes for and gangs of youths from the customs men and press gangs who were hot on their heels. Its famous Smokehouse still operates, converting herrings to kippers by the traditional process.