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    The Whale Bone Arch

    by Myfanwe Written Aug 24, 2011

    At the top of the path leading to West Cliff you will find this impressive Whale bone Arch. This unusual feature serves as a reminder to the lucrative whaling industry which began in Whitby in 1753.

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    Captain Cook Memorial Statue

    by Balam Written Aug 17, 2011

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    Situated on West Cliff near to the Whale Bone Arch is a monument to Captain Cook which includes a carving of the Resolution, one of Cook's four ships.

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    The North Yorkshire Moors National Park

    by Britannia2 Written Aug 13, 2007

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    A few miles out of the town lies the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. This is an area of secnic beauty protected from change.
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    the beach

    by denise16 Written Feb 23, 2007

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    Young or old nearly everyone likes a good clean beach. Whitby offers this complete with gail coloured beach huts.

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    Cook Memorial

    by Sjalen Updated Aug 20, 2006

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    Captain Cook looks across the bay from his position high up on the West Cliff. A great meeting point as everyone can find you.

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    Whitby Jet Heritage Centre

    by Sjalen Written Aug 19, 2006

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    No, this has nothing to do with airplanes. Whitby is famous for a black gemstone called jet. To be ctd.

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    Whitby View

    by sandysmith Updated Aug 29, 2004

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    At the top of the 199 steps take a breath, turn round and enjoy the view of Whitby. The River Esk is seen clearly sepaaring the west side from the east side of Whitby.

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    Reaching the Old Town

    by sandysmith Updated Aug 29, 2004

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    The old town of Whiby with its quaint shop-filled narrow streets is on the east side and to reach from the west side cliffs you cross by this old swing bridge down by the harbourside.

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    Pier Promenade

    by sandysmith Written Aug 28, 2004

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    Many people were enjoying a stroll down the promade towards the lighthouse. There are wonderful views of the coastline from the end.

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    199 steps!!!!

    by bugalugs Updated Jan 25, 2004

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    As I mentioned the Abbey is on the top of a cliff called East Cliff. To get there are 199 steps to climb! It is also called Church Stairs.

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    Tiny alleyways

    by bugalugs Written Jan 25, 2004

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    Lots of little alleyways like this one are nice to explore. This one as you can see is called Arguments Yard and was apparently names after a local called Thomas Argument.

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    The Abbey

    by bugalugs Written Jan 25, 2004

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    In the reign of Henry VIII with the dissolution of the churches and monasteries the abbey was looted and left to fall in decline. It was also bombed during WW1

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    A long haul!!!!

    by bugalugs Written Jan 25, 2004

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    it was the coming back up that I was not keen on. As it turned out I managed it fine! Phewwww!

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    The Graveyard

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 25, 2003

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    Perched on the cliff top are hundreds of mostly sandstone tombstones – all warn and weathered by their exposure to the fierce elements of the North Sea which batter the cliffs.

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  • Whalebones

    by sabsi Updated May 22, 2003

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    Whitby used to be a whaling port but luckily it's not anymore. They still have their most famous landmark here though - an arch made out of two whalebones at the top of the cliffs.

    Whalebones of Whitby

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