Market Square ... Dating back to 1640, and the
Town Hall dating from1788, built by Nathaniel Cholmley. This is a
lively place with markets held on Tuesday - Saturday - Sunday. There
is also a farmer’s market on Thursday where you are able to buy fresh
farming produce. The old cobbled streets stretch from the bottom of
the Abbey Steps along Church Street,
Sandgate (so called because
it leads to and borders on the east sands) to the north along
... Was named after Henrietta Cholmley. It is now only a short street in
relation to its former glory of 1787 when upward of 1,000 residents
lived there. A landslip in 1787, and a succession of further landslips
have led to its present length. Here you will find at the northern end
of the street, Fortune's Kipper House
dating from 1872, founded by William Fortune. The kippers are smoked
over oak and beech fires to give their distinctive Whitby Kipper taste
Francis Meadow Sutcliffe ...
Was an English
pioneering photographic artist whose work presented an enduring record
of life in the seaside town of Whitby and its surrounding areas in the
late Victorian era and early 20th century. You can see and buy many of
his pictures in the shop at "The Sutcliffe Gallery, 1 Flowergate,
Jet Shops ...
Have been working raw jet and welcoming
visitors from around the world since 1860, producing the finest
examples of hand crafted Whitby Jet jewellery. From their jet
workshops, situated in Whitby’s historic Church Street, skilled
craftsmen continue to use only the finest quality Whitby jet, gathered
from the local shores.
Whitby Captain Cook
is in the 17th century house in Grape
Lane, where the young James Cook lodged as an apprentice, working for
John Walker and his brother Henry. The brothers were Quaker ship
owners, engaged in the coal trade between the North-East and London.
It was here Captain Cook trained as a seaman, leading to his days in
the Royal navy and his epic voyages of discovery.
Tourist places to
visit outside of Whitby:
Robin Hoods Bay ....
The origin of the name is uncertain, and it is
doubtful if Robin Hood was ever in the vicinity. An English ballad and
legend tell a story of Robin Hood encountering French pirates who came
to pillage the fisherman's boats and the northeast coast. The pirates
surrendered and Robin Hood returned the loot to the poor people in the
village that is now called Robin Hood's Bay.
In 1745-1746, Staithes most famous resident, the young James Cook,
born in Marton, worked in Staithes as a grocer's apprentice where he
gained his first passion for the sea. He later moved to nearby Whitby
where he became apprenticed to a local sea faring family and later
joined the Royal Navy.
Pickering is an ancient market town the parish of Ryedale district
of North Yorkshire, England, on the border of the North York Moors
National Park. It sits at the foot of the Moors, overlooking the Vale
of Pickering to the south. According to legend the town was founded by
a certain king Peredurus around 270BC; however the town as it exists
today is of medieval origin.
Grosmont is home to the
North Yorkshire Moors Railway's engine shed and the North Eastern
Locomotive Preservation Group's workshop, where the staff and
volunteers maintain and restore the steam and diesel locomotives. You
can take the steam train from Whitby to Grosmont onto Pickering.
Glaisdale is a village close to Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
It lies on the River Esk, between the villages of Lealholm and Egton
Bridge, 8 miles west of Whitby, and is served by Glaisdale
railway station on the Esk Valley Line of the North Yorkshire Moors
Railway. The village lies on the national hiking trail the Esk Valley
Goathland is a village close to Whitby, North Yorkshire,
England. It is in the North York Moors national park situated due
north of Pickering, off the A169 to Whitby. It is surrounded by
beautiful scenery, and has the advantage of having a station on the
steam-operated North Yorkshire Moors Railway line to Pickering.
Lealholm, sometimes known as Lealholm Bridge, is a small village
in the Glaisdale civil parish of the Borough of Scarborough, in North
Yorkshire, England. It is sited at a crossing point of the River Esk,
in Eskdale which is within the North York Moors National Park. It is 9
miles by road from the nearest town of Whitby.
North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway ....
The NYMR carries more passengers than any other heritage railway in the UK and
may be the busiest steam heritage line in the world, carrying around
350,000 passengers in 2009. The 18-mile railway is the second-longest
standard gauge heritage line in the United Kingdom and runs across the
North York Moors from Pickering via Levisham, Newton Dale and
Goathland to Grosmont. It is the middle section of the former Whitby,
Pickering and Malton line which was closed in 1965 as part of the
Beeching cuts. The NYMR is owned by the North York Moors Historical
Railway Trust Ltd (a Charitable Trust and Accredited Museum) and is
operated by its wholly owned subsidiary North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Enterprises Plc. It is mostly operated and staffed by volunteers.