Joben Guest House

6 Well Close Terrace, Whitby, YO21 3AR, United Kingdom
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Moorsbus can be used on the Moorslink ticket.Moorsbus can be used on the Moorslink ticket.

A bit of the beach along it...A bit of the beach along it...

modern day "walking float" (2007)modern day "walking float" (2007)

Travel Tips for Whitby

Whitby Harbour Views IV

by sandysmith

Walking down the west pier you have a nice views of the outer harbour and across to the east cliffs as you stroll along. Didn't realise that Whitby had a small town beach area - below those cliffs - until seen from this angle.

Botton Village

by Britannia2

Botton is a small village in North Yorkshire, England which is mainly a Camphill Community for people with learning disabilities. It was formed in 1955.
It has a population of 300, approximately 150 of those who live there are adults with learning disabilities. All of the people who live in Botton live in large houses with one or more house parent. There are 5 bio dynamic farms located around the village. The "Villagers" as the adults with learning disabilities are called, work on these farms with the help of "Co-workers" who supervise their work on the farm.
In the village there are many different workshops where villagers make products which are sold to the public via a number of outlets. There are also three shops; A Gift shop, for visitors, with items from both Botton and other Camphill villages; A Village Store, which is the village food shop; and a shop called the "Mother Shop" which sells stationery and toiletries. There is also a "Coffee Bar". The church is also worth a look.
In my view the long lunch closure from 12.00 to 14.00 is too long and it cut our morning there short but there are presumably valid reasons.

St Hild's Monastery / Whitby Abbey

by Sjalen

Easily the top sight in Whitby. First of all, the monastery ruins are in a spectacular setting high up on a cliff, overlooking the North Sea. This means that you get interesting sea light wherever you turn a corner amongst the vaults and pillars. Secondly, it is an interesting historical site in itself as Hild was a strong noblewoman from the North who founded a monastery in a then very wild part of England that she was put in charge of in 658 A.D. The Whitby Synod which you can learn more about in the visitors centre took place here in 664 A.D and Caedmon, the first Saxon poet in British literary records also worked here.

The ruins are just above where Dracula is supposed to have landed when he came to England from Transsylvania and if you visit the abbey visitors centre, you will get to question a mock Bram Stoker about his time in town. The quite new centre will also tell you things about Hild and her times and how the abbey was restored after being wrecked by Danes in the 9th century, only to be finally ruined during the 16th century Dissolution of the monasteries. The centre also tells you of Sir Hugh Cholmley, the 17th century landowner whose mansion the centre is in and who seems to have been quite a peculiar character involved in the Civil war. You will leave the centre muttering "did I fight in a battle!?" for days afterwards :)))

St. Hilda's Abbey

by Rachael71

The ruins of St Hilda's Abbey dominate the skyline of the town and its Gothic atmosphere must have been part of the inspiration for Bram Stoker to set part of his novel 'Dracula' in the town. At the beginning of the book the Count, disguised as a black dog, escapes from a fishing boat returning into the harbour and runs up the hill to the Abbey.

St Hilda's was founded in the 7th century, and the structure that currently stands dates back to the 11th century. One of the reasons that it now stands as a ruin is that its stones were used for building houses elsewhere in Whitby during the 16th century! The buidling is now owned by English Heritageand is open to the public daily, admission charge 4GBP per adult, 2 per child (July 2004).

And just to prove that sometimes we do get summer in England, this picture was taken at 7.30 in the evening!

Museum of Victorian Whitby

by Sjalen

I haven't visited this museum myself yet but it is just what it says - about Victorian times in Whitby. I would imagine that the town was quite a fascinating and sometimes scary place then, with a mix of visitors seeking the sea air and locals battling it out with the sea for their daily income.


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 Joben Guest House

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Address: 6 Well Close Terrace, Whitby, YO21 3AR, United Kingdom