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         Whitby - where there is something for everyone
 The jewel in the crown of Yorkshire


  Whitby on a steep wooded inlet of the River Esk, offers a
  delightful combination of fishing port and tourist centre. 
The ancient town of Whitby has been the scene of the Synod,
  held at the Abbey of St Hilda; nurtured Caedmon, the first
  English poet; has fostered the genius of Capt James Cook and
  his sailing ships, built in the town; fathered the abilities and
  bravery of the Scoresby family, known locally as the finest
  sailors and whalers of their day; hosted authors the likes of
  the great Charles Dickens who stayed in the local hotel and
  Bram Stoker author of  "Dracula", the story of the undead.
  Today, Whitby is still a very busy commercial fishing and trading
  port and has become very popular for tourism, taking the family
  holidays or a short weekend break. Whitby is well situated being
close to the North Yorkshire Moors to visit other popular towns of
  Scarborough; Bridlington; Filey and York where you will find the
  historic York Minster and the National Railway Museum.

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  People of Interest in Whitby

  Captain James Cook
was born on October 27th 1728 in the village
  not far from Whitby, called Marston. The Cook family moved to
  Great Ayton, where James went to school. At 17 years of age he
  was placed with Mr William Sanderson, a shop keeper in the
  coastal village of Staithes . Later, he joined a family from Whitby,
  the Walker brothers, who owned and sailed ships from the port,
  serving his time apprenticed to the family business. After his
  apprenticed days, he sailed the family ships, earning his living.
  Cook gave up eventual certain promotion to a Captain within the
  Merchant Navy Services, taking the step to volunteer for the
  Royal Navy, joining as Able Seaman. He soon rose through the
  ranks and became a Master, the highest non commissioned post
achievable and was highly respected by his superiors. Fame
  awaited Captain James Cook, who went on to circumnavigate the
  world three times, mapping the oceans of the world for the
  Royal Navy.

  Frank Meadow Sutcliffe 1853 - 1941 A nationally and
  internationally acclaimed pioneering photographer who helped to
  develop photography as an art form. Sutcliffe worked in Whitby from
  the mid 1870`s until his death. Most of his photographs for which he
  is now famous, were taken out of season. They include many of the
  harbour, fishing boats, children at play and fishermen.
  Sutcliffe`s equipment ranged from the cumbersome brass and
  mahogany full plate camera, with their wet collodion process of the
  late nineteenth century, to the hand held bellows type of camera, of
  this century, using celluloid negatives. The Sutcliffe gallery in
  Flowergate, Whitby, publish several volumes of his images and can
  be purchased by the visitor to Whitby.

  Bram Stoker, born in Dublin in the year 1847 whom became a
  highly popular member of "Trinity College", where he was also a
  very successful sportsman.  His first working duty was as a civil
  servant, moving on to become a journalist. However, after seeing
  the actor Henry Irving act on one of his tours of Ireland, Bram
  Stoker became the manager of the Lyceum in London, shortly after
  his marriage to Florence in 1876. Bram Stoker remained there
  throughout his career and it was his careful management, providing
  a contrast to Henry Irving's theatrical excesses, that was probably
  a major reason for the Lyceum's success.
  Bram Stoker wrote a number of short stories and gothic novels, but
  surely is remembered for only one, that of his tale of the undead, the
  blood thirsty horror storey of vampires " Dracula ", published in

  Henry Freeman one of the most powerful images of the 19th
  Century bravery is the Sutcliffe photo of Henry Freeman in his new
  cork flotation jacket as a member of the Whitby Lifeboat crew when
  the vessel sank in a mighty storm in 1861 and he was the sole

  Places of Interest to visit when in Whitby

 Whitby Abbey: Every visitor to Whitby sees the great Abbey which
  dominates the skyline when arriving into the resort. Situated on the
  East Cliff of the town and many tourists climb the 199 well worn
  steps  to take a closer look at the ruins. You can take in a show;
  climb the famous 199 steps; browse in the Captain Cook Museum;
  take in the Dracula Trail guided tour; walk along the harbour front
  and watch the deep sea trawlers land their catches or just pick one
  of the many panoramic views of Whitby, sit and watch the world go
  by. Whitby is centrally located to visit places up and down the coast,
  Scarborough; Goathland (home to the TV series "Heartbeat");
  Grosmont and the Steam Railway; local fishing villages, such as
  Robin Hoods Bay; Runswick Bay; Staithes and many more
  attractions, not forgetting the lovely North Yorkshire Moorlands and
  its walks.

  Old town of Whitby (East side) where its ancient cobbled streets
  still wind beneath cliffs, dominated by Gothic remains of the Abbey
  over 1300 years ago. You can sea and smell the character of years
  gone by, where picturesque red roofed houses nestle on the slopes
  above the salmon river Esk. Whitby is one of Britain's finest
  coastlines, with cliffs, panoramic bays and safe sandy beaches.
  Whitby has been a port for more than a thousand years and is still
  a seafarer's town, keeping it`s olde worlde character.

  Streoneshalh,  Whitby Abbey, from which arose Whitby Abbey,
  was founded in the year 657AD by Oswy, the King of Northumbria.
  Lady Hilda, his daughter, then 44 years of age was appointed the
  first Abbess and dedicated to St Peter. The ruins of the Abbey as
  seen today, were built over 500 years after the death of Lady Hilda,
  who later became a Saint and was known by the Anglo Saxon
  name of Hild, meaning "battle".  She was born into the Royal house
  of Northumbria.

  Whitby Swing Bridge which joins the two communities of the town,
East and West of the river Esk together, has been the scene of
  rivalry in the earlier part of this century, where gangs of youths
  would contest the bridge with " t`other side o` watter dogs ". The
  original bridge was first mentioned in 1351 and used to lie to the
  South of the present one, roughly aligned with Baxtergate. A block
   of early18th century buildings on the south side was demolished in
  1975. The present swing bridge was built in 1909 and is electrically

  The 199 steps is one of the great climbs in Britain. The 199 stone
  steps leading up from the old town to East Cliff. The ascent was a
  bit more leisurely than Mina's frantic dash up to rescue her friend
  Lucy from an awful end in Dracula, the story of undead written by
  Bram Stoker. Stop to take photographs over red pantiled roofs
  down to the harbour below. 
  St Mary's Church, at the top of the 199 steps, is an 18th and 19th
  Century composite delight with a Norman tower, box pews where
  the faithful could sit down in comfort for a long sermon, and the 
  three tier pulpit and a charcoal boiler.



               Accommodation in Whitby

          The Seacliffe: 4 Star Rating

   Panoramic sea-views from Whitby Abbey to Sandsend. The hotel has18 en-suite
   bedrooms, an in-house restaurant, a licensed bar and a comfortable sea-view
   lounge. The Seacliffe Hotel is a popular choice for all visitors to Whitby. we have
   private parking for up to eight cars, plus on-street parking is also available. A
   wide choice of freshly cooked breakfasts awaits you each morning: a Full-
   English breakfast, or a Vegetarian option, or perhaps Whitby local Kippers,
   Porridge or Scrambled Egg with Smoked Salmon. An extensive menu of 2 or 3
   course meals, accompanied by an excellent wine list is served each evening in
   the Restaurant. However, please book in advance to avoid disappointment since
   places are limited! Please view our website listed below and browse our sample
   Restaurant & Bar  Meal menus. Should you require assistance, please use any
   contact details below.


   The Seacliffe Hotel
   12, North Promenade,
   North Yorkshire. YO21. 3JX

   Contact Details:
FREEPHONE:  0808 1682118
   Telephone:    01947 603139 - 3 lines
   Email:         stay@seacliffehotel.com  
   Website:      www.seacliffehotel.com



       The Langley: 5 Star Rating

   The Langley has great sea views accommodation in Whitby. The Langley offers
   a very high standard of comfort and cleanliness with excellent breakfasts, coupled
   with a warm, friendly family atmosphere. We are is sited on Whitby’s popular
   West Cliff where most of the Whitby guest houses, hotels, bed & breakfasts are
   established, close to the leisure centre, swimming pool, Whitby Spa Pavilion
   Theatre and sandy beaches. The town centre is just a few minutes walk from the
   Langley, so take that leisurely stroll along the cliff tops, down through ancient
   cobbled streets, enjoying the sea and harbour views on your way.


   The Langley
   Royal Crescent,
   West Cliff,
   North Yorkshire. YO21.3EJ
   Contact Details:
Telephone:  01947 604250
   Email:       langleyhotel@hotmail.com


            Accommodation in Whitby

.        The Arches: 4 Star Silver

  Dave and the girls would be delighted to welcome you to
  the Arches Guest House, a relaxing family run
.The Arches guest house
  accommodation offers a very high standards of comfort and cleanliness
  with excellent breakfasts, coupled with a warm, friendly family atmosphere.
  Sited on Whitby's popular West Cliff where the majority of the hotels,
  guesthouses and bed & breakfasts are established. Our stylish decorated
  room have Egyptian cotton bedding and towels, complimentary
  refreshments, WiFi and modern flat screen TV`s.
The Arches is close to
  the West Cliff leisure centre, swimming / paddling pool, the Whitby Spa
  Pavilion Theatre and sandy beaches. The town centre is just a few minutes
  walk from the Arches guesthouse, so take that leisurely stroll along the cliff
  tops, down through ancient cobbled stone streets of Whitby, enjoying the
  sea views.


   The Arches
   8, Havelock Place,
   North Yorkshire. YO21. 3ER

   Contact Details:
   Telephone:  01947 601880
   Email:       enquiries@thearcheswhitby.co.uk   


     The Sandbeck:

  The Sandbeck in Whitby. A big welcome awaits you at the Sandbeck, a
  boutique style b&b on the sea front in the coastal town of Whitby in North
  Yorkshire. Where else in Whitby can you sit back and directly from your
  bedroom window, witness Mother nature's ever changing sea states.
  We are ideally situated on the popular West Cliff , close to the Whitby
  whales bones and only a short stroll from the harbour and spa, as well as
  the town centre which has an abundance of first rate places to eat and
  The Sanbeck has 23 bedrooms, 17 have fantastic sea views. We all work
  very hard at making your stay a very comfortable and enjoyable stay,
  setting high standards for cleanliness, services, food and accommodation.


   The Sandbeck
   1 & 2 Cresent Terrace,
   West Cliff,
   North Yorkshire YO21. 3EL
   Telephone  01947 604012

    Email:       thesandbeck@googlemail.com  


   Accommodation in Whitby

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Whitby,  North Yorkshire

  Arundel House
  Bats and Broomsticks
  Bleak House
  Cherry Blossom
  Devon House
  Harbour Side
  Kimberley House
  Kom Bonne
  Lavinia House
  Netherby House
  Pannet House
  Ruswarp Hall
  Sea View
  The Arches - featured
  The Beaches
  The Belfry
  The Corner
  The Firs
  The Langley - featured
  The Leeway
  The Middleham
  The Riviera
  The Rosslyn
  The Sandbeck - featured
  The Seacliffe - featured
  The Waverley




  Captain James Cook of Whitby

   James Cook and his wife Grace lived in a
   cottage in the village of Marton in Cleveland, where he worked as
   a farm labourer. It was here on 27th October 1728, their second
   son, James Cook  was born, destined to cross the oceans of the
   World and venture further as any man might. As a small boy, the
   family moved to Aireyholme Farm, three miles from Great Ayton.
   Thomas Skottowe, the Lord of the Manor of Ayton, who owned the
   lands on which the Cook family farmed, was a benevolent and
   kindly master caring for his tenants. He had noticed that the
   second son of the Cook family, was a bright boy called James
   and arranged for him to attend the local village school.
It was in Staithes that James first learnt the art of quietly bringing
   a small boat and navigating a passage to the shore in the dark.
   This was a necessity for the coastal smugglers of the day.
   James Cook`s experience amongst the folk of Staithes fishing
   community was to be a vital and direct influence in shaping his
   career. He soon found that a shop- keeper`s boy was not the
   life for him and expressed his feelings to William Sanderson,
   having the desire to go to sea.
   William Sanderson took James to the port of Whitby, where he
   introduced him to his friend, John Walker, who was a trader,
   with ships at sea. When James Cook came to take up a post in
   Whitby, he arrived to a very busy seaport, where ships were
   being built, sail making, rope and cordage skills prevailed in their
   manufacture, together with all the allied trades that went with
   these. The ancient town and seaport of "Whitby", with its monastic
   and maritime associations, stretching back to the earliest times,
   was the very port exactly fitted to capture the imagination and
   foster the ambitions of such a man as James Cook.
The "Freelove" on which Captain Cook served his first voyage
   to sea, was about 450 tons in weight. James soon made his mark
   and came under the approving eye of his masters. James helped
   in the rigging of a new ship being built by the Walker family of
   Whitby. She was larger than the Freelove, being about 600 tons
   and was named "The Three Brothers" During the winter months,
   when the weather was too severe and the sea too heavy to sail in,
   the ships underwent the re-rigging, cleaning of the ship`s bottom
   and general overhaul. James learnt all these skills and they
   would hold him in good stead on his voyages around the world.
   At these times of winter, James Cook and other prentice lads
   staying at the masters house, worked the days on the ships and
   spent long evenings reading the skills required to be masters of
   their own ships.



  Captain William Scoresby (senior) of Whitby

   William Scoresby (senior), was born on
  3rd May 1760, in the village of Cropton, twenty miles south west of
  Whitby, on a small farming estate called Nutholm. His attendance
  at school was very spasmodic, due partly to the distance from his
  home plus the adverse weather conditions encountered. At the age
  of nine his father removed him from school to work the farm. At
  one stage he went to work for some neighbouring farmers, living
  with them and receiving such unpleasant treatment, he resolved
  not to work in the profession his father wished him to pursue.
  He came to Whitby in the winter of 1779 and secured a three ye
  apprenticeship on the ship called "Jane", owned by Mr Chapman,
  a Quaker. As the ship was laid off for the winter period, he returned
  to his father's farm and studied all he could for his new profession,
  being particularly interested in navigation. On his return he married
  Mary Smith, the daughter of a yeoman farmer. They had three
  children, Mary, Sarah and William (junior). In the Spring of 1785,
  he returned to the sea on the Greenland whaler "Henrietta", under
  Captain Crispin Bean and by his sixth voyage had risen to second
  officer, the "Specksioneer". This title is of Dutch origin and applied
  to the officer in charge of all the fishing apparatus and the principal
  harpooner. In 1790, Captain Bean informed the ship`s owners that
  he would shortly be retiring and suggested that Scoresby (senior)
  be his replacement and was appointed the new Captain over the
  protests from the crew.
  On the next voyage Scoresby (senior) experience many mutinous
  events. The next voyage Scoresby (senior) engaged himself upon,
  he insisted he would pick his crew. His careful choices paid
  dividends, returning to port having caught eighteen whales, the far
  by biggest catch seen in Whitby.
  In 1802, Scoresby (senior) was invited to join a partnership of
  eight people, to build a new Greenland whaler in the town of
  Whitby. Each share cost £ 1000, two shares being owned by the
  builders, Fishburn and Broderick. Scoresby (senior) took up one
  share and was paid wages, on a par with those he had been
  earning on the Dundee. The ship was launched on 21st
  February 1803 and was named the "Resolution". (not to be
  confused with the Captain Cook`s Resolution). She sailed on 21st
  March and on the 18th
  April she caught her first whale. It was on this voyage William
  Scoresby (junior) then aged 14 years of age was apprenticed.
  He graduated to mate at the age of 17 and at the age of 21 years,
  the earliest one could take command of a ship, took over the
  Resolution. William Scoresby (senior) in the year 1870, invented
  what we call today "the crows nest".


  Frank Meadow Sutcliffe of Whitby

   Frank Sutcliffe born at Headingley, Leeds
  in 1853, set up his own professional photographic studio in a
  dis-used jet workshop along Waterloo Yard, Whitby in 1875 and
  eventually established himself in more suitable premises in
  Skinner Street, Whitby. Frank Meadow Sutcliffe is probably
  Whitby's most famous artist.  He became a pioneer in his chosen
  art form - photography. Sutcliffe's equipment was unwieldy and
  His full plate cameras were constructed from brass and mahogany,
  complete with hand bellows. Sutcliffe worked in
Whitby from the
  beginning of his career in 1875, using a technique that employed
  wet collodian, but he soon had to move with the times, turning to
  the use of dry plates. 
  Despite his awkward equipment, Sutcliffe was able to create
  images of unsurpassed elegance and sensitivity. His photographs,
  almost all of Whitby and its environs, captured a truth not available
  to those working with brushes or pencils. ore than any other artist
  of his time Sutcliffe was able to illustrate real life. Unlike a modern
  photographer who can snap off rolls of film and choose the best
  image, each of Sutcliffe's shots had to be carefully composed. His
  obvious love of Whitby, Staithes and other nearby villages shines
  through. Sutcliffe retired from photography in 1922 and became
  curator of the Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society, a
  position he held until his death in 1941. The fact that the local
  clergy of Whitby 'excommunicated' Sutcliffe for showing this print
  to the corruption of the other 'sex' has at times tended to eclipse
  the sheer artistic and technical brilliance of this photography.
During the latter half of the nineteenth century the manufacture of
  jewellery from locally mined jet was one of Whitby's main
  industries. Situated in Haggersgate and owned by William Wright,
  this was the only jet workshop equipped with gas-engine
  powered lathes. Today you can still see jet being made in the
  Jet museum on upper church street near the Duke of York pub
  inside Is all the old tools they used to use.
  A Whitby 'cat' aground near Belle Island in the upper harbour.
  A 'cat' was a boat with a flat keel designed for loading and
  unloading cargo, very often coal, from the beach. The
  'Endeavour', the first ship used by Captain James Cook on his
  voyages of discovery, was also a Whitby built 'cat'. Captain
  James Cook chose this kind of vessel because it had a flat
  bottomed keel and was large enough to hold all he stores for a
  very long voyage.





with its fish and chip restaurants and takeaway` s
   plus the ice cream parlours, the day visitors and holidaymakers
   all enjoying the history and culture of this lively resort. Here we
   can find vampires and Goths during the season and it’s all on
   offer in Whitby, one of the North East coast’s most visited and
   best loved seaside town resorts.
   With Blue Flag beaches and many attractions, including the world-
   famous steam North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Grosmont.
   Whitby is the perfect base for a family holiday. But it doesn’t end
   there. Whitby wallows in English history, including whaling fleets
   of the Scoresby family. The commercial and leisure fishing
   industry, the jet making industry. Did you know that it’s still the
   best place in the world to find the gleaming black gemstone that
   is created from the monkey puzzle tree and so beloved by the
  There is the Captain Cook connection with the Whitby family
   Walkers who took the young Cook on as a prentice. Cook was
   born nearby to Whitby, in a small villa called Ayton. The famous
   ship the named Endeavour was Whitby built and circumnavigated
   the world with Captain James Cook. Whitby has also its literary
   connections to the Dublin born Bram Stoker whose famous book
   of the undead named Dracula features many authored scenes
   and persons from the town, with the vampire Dracula first coming
   ashore on the beaches of Whitby. The ship was named after the
   actual ship that perished with all hands on board in a mighty
   storm, named Demeter, a Russian schooner, witnessed by Bram
   Stoker from his hotel room.
The Demeter in his book attempted to
   shelter from this  mighty storm. on its way from Transylvania and
   Dracula in the guise of a black dog came ashore and the story
   began. This has inspired the world famous Goth`s and their
   Festivals which now takes place in Whitby in the spring and the
   other around Halloween. Visitors staying in Whitby are offered a
   great welcome by their hosts in hotels, bb`s and guesthouses.


   Bridlington and Filey

 BRIDLINGTON: The family, the foodie, the shopper, the history
  buff, the culture vulture, the day tripper, there is something for
  everyone in  this East Yorkshire Coast resort of Bridlington.
  Having elegant award winning promenades, glorious sandy
  beaches, a historic harbour and a fascinating Old Worldly Town
  that is packed with quirky shops. Is it any wonder that one of this
  countries greatest artists, namely David Hockney, made
  Bridlington his home for many years and drew his inspirations from
  the nearby Yorkshire Wolds.

 FILEY: With its glorious sweep of soft, golden sand, Filey beach
  is one of the best in the country for families – it’s so huge that, no
  matter how busy it gets, it’s never crowded. It’s the perfect place to
  take a walk, fly a kite, build a sandcastle, snooze in a deckchair, or
  maybe do a spot of birdwatching at Filey Brigg, a peninsula at the
  northern end of the town. Early spring may find you face to face
  with a snoozing seal on the beach, and in summer porpoise
  sightings are regular. Then why not follow it up with a trip to the
  much-loved Coble Landing, a slipway with a picturesque jumble
  of boats and kiosks, for a local cup of Yorkshire tea and the old
  English bacon buttie?
  The town, too, is full of gentle pleasures, with its Edwardian
  architecture, quirky shops and intriguing museum. And – it’s
  official! – Filey boasts the second best B&B in the entire world so
  say TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2014.






 SCARBOROUGH:  Stunning scenery, glorious beaches, loads
  to do and see – is it any wonder that people have been flocking to
Scarborough for nearly 400 years now? Scarborough’s is a story
  of many ‘firsts’. The town became known as probably the world’s
  first seaside resort back in the 1600s, when the Victorians
  believed in health giving properties of the Spa waters were
  discovered. Bathing machines to preserve swimmers’ modesty
  as they took to the sea were first seen anywhere in the
UK here
  in Scarborough.
  By the mid-  1800s, with the coming of the railways and the
  popularity of sea bathing on the rise,
Scarborough was the venue
  for two of the world’s first purpose-built hotels, The Grand and The
  Crown. But despite its rich history,
Scarborough doesn’t live in the
  past. The town is constantly innovating to keep its place as one of
  the most popular family holiday destinations in the UK.
 Scarborough has many fantastic attractions for the tourist to enjoy.
  From the historic castle to amusement arcades, to the pleasure
  steamers to the miniature railway. There is the open air theatre to
  the world famous naval warfare that takes place in Peasholm park.
  North Bay Railway has been a major attraction since 1930`s.
  Travel the one mile journey from Peasholm park to Scalby Mills,
  past the open air theatre, along the cliff to within yards of the
  Sealife and Marine center. Peasholm park is one of finest public
  parks in the country and home to the famous Naval Warfare and
  boating lake. here you will find summer concerts taking place and
  finally the Castle with its 2500 year history in a stunning location.






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