Whitby, North Yorkshire, England

Whitby is a town and civil parish in the Scarborough borough of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated 47 miles (76 km) from York, at the mouth of the River Esk and spreads up the steep sides of the narrow valley carved out by the river's course.

Whitby is a picturesque town which is known for its spectacular coastline and historic buildings. It is dominated by the ruins of St.Hilda’s Abbey, high on Whitby’s east cliff. The Whitby museum and Pannett art gallery are worth a visit here and Whitby’s old town is great to explore on foot.

Things to see and do

* St Mary’s Church
* Ruins of Whitby Abbey
* Captain Cook Museum
* Pannett Art Gallery & Whitby Museum
* Guided ghost walk

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Pound Sterling (GBP)
Language – English
Population – 14,500 approx
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location – The moorings for passenger vessels in Whitby are located on the east side of Whitby harbour between the bridge and the Church Street Jetty. Commercial vessels can also dock at the Dock End Basin and Church Street Jetty.

Transport Links – The town is served by Whitby railway station which forms the terminus of the Esk Valley Line from Middlesbrough, formerly the northern terminus of the Whitby, Pickering and York line.

Whitby is also served by the Yorkshire Coastliner bus line (which can take travellers to and from Leeds, Tadcaster, York, Scarborough, Bridlington, Pickering, Malton and many more towns in Yorkshire) and the Arriva bus company, which runs services connecting Whitby to Scarborough and Middlesbrough. The 110-mile (180 km) Cleveland Way National Trail passes through Whitby.

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