Prospect House Bed and Breakfast

23 Prospect Hill, Whitby, YO21 1QD, United Kingdom
Prospect House Bed and Breakfast
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Travel Tips for Whitby

The Yorkshire Accent

by kitkat1980

You might find some of the yorkshire folk difficult to understand. There is a tendency to miss out h's in words. The are also just many ways that words become mispronuciated - for example down is pronunced "dahn" or a child is a "bairn". The yorkshire people however pride themself on being very friendly and if you dont understand them simply ask them to speak more slowly or clearly until you get there. Dont let yourself be put off approaching someone as they will often be more then glad to help and are proud of their area nd therefore especially helpful to visitors.


by suvanki about The Little Shell Shop

If you want a seaside souvenir, then this kiosk sells all manner of shells. Either sold singularly or crafted into all manner of things, such as animals!
Not to my taste I'm afraid, but it does provide a bit of seaside kitsch!

If you venture down to the beaches of Whitby, you'll find quite a few shells, polished glass, driftwood and maybe a fossil!

A few years ago, on the main beach I found a fair sized ammonite in good condition. My partner took some convincing that I hadn't purchased it earlier and pretended to find it!!

These sort of shops hold a bit of a fascination for me, in my quest to find the tackiest seaside souvenir!! My fave is still the Virgin Mary, set on a scallop shell, spotted in a shop in Bridlington, closely followed by a multi coloured dolphin,leaping over a conch shell in the same establishment. This quest was started long before Bill Bryson admitted to the same! Shells
Seaside tacky memorabilia! From under a pound to as much as you want!


by kitkat1980

Staithes is a small fishing town located just down the road from whitby. It is extremly popular despite its small size for many reasons, firstly its the home to old historian captain cook(see other tip), it also is a traditional fishing village, aswell as being close to the near mining industry - both of which are still working today. The boulby pot ash mine is just down the road from staithes and is a large part of the industy of the north east. The old town and harbour is also still a working fishing area, and as you sit on the front you will see the fisherman carrying in their catches of the day.

The thing however I find most special about staithes is its amazing and idealic location. The town is extremly peaceful and lovely. The old town of staithes is located on a very small area at the base of a cliff, with no flat land left to build, becuase of this all of teh buildings give that real traditioanl fishing village feel, it really is a place to get away from it.

At staithes you can walk over the beck which lead into the sea, and will find again more cliffs and also the lifeboat museum (see other tips). The main street into the old town however has many small shops and cafes.

My favourite thing to do though is sit in the cafe on the front(see other tip) and watch the boats coming in, before going round the rocks fossling to see what I can find. You will find jet here, aswell as many fossils in the rocks, and cliffs. The area is known as part of dinasour coast, a full dinosaur has been found here and there are many fossils and bones still to find.
There is also many areas to fish and going crabbing aswell as looking at the rock pools and playing on the small sandy beach which the kids will love.

Pannett Park

by jduck1979

This is the main (and only) Park in town, lodged on a hillside between "St. Hilda's Terrace", "Chub Hill" & "Bagdale". It's also where the town's main Museum & Art Gallery is located (recently had an extension added).
The park features a series of paths, trees & flowerbeds + a couple of swings (there also used to be an aviary there, but it was taken down around the mid 1990's), and a pond (thats finally had the crap cleared out of it)...... and it also has quite a view.

Cholmley House

by hayward68

Formerly the Abbot's lodging in the days of the Abbey, the building was turned into a residence by the descendants of Sir Richard Cholmley who purchased the Abbey after the Dissolution in 1539.
Part of the building has now been converted into the Visitor's Centre for the Abbey and contains various artifacts excavated from the Abbey site. The work on this was only completed in 2002.


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