Whitby Transportation

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    Road Access

    by kitkat1980 Written Aug 29, 2006

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    From the North
    Take the A1(M) or A19 following signs to Middlesborough. From Middlesborough pick up the A171 to Whitby - its well signposted all the way

    From the South

    Turn off the A1 North onto the A64 York. Continue on the A64 past York, Castle Howard and then Malton. Turn left onto the A169 towards Pickering and Whitby passing Eden Camp. Cross the roundabout in Pickering and continue on the A169 past Fylingdales. Go down Blue Bank into the village of Sleights. Cross the River Esk and at the top of the hill, turn right at the roundabout on the A171 to Whitby.

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    Coastline it!

    by Sjalen Updated Aug 20, 2006

    You could take a train from Middlesborough (which is where you have to go to change if you take a train from for instance York or Newcastle) and get the very nice moorland scenery around Danby north of Whitby included BUT those trains aren't too frequent and if you haven't got a train card the ticket will be expensive.

    If in Leeds or York, catch the Yorkshire Coastliner instead. It stops near York station and then also in several nice villages along the way, such as Thornton-le-Dale before crossing the North York Moors national park and the village of Goathlands. Buses are fairly frequent and very cheap for this whole ride.

    Finally, you can also catch a bus or train to Scarborough and from there reach Whitby by bus from the station in about an hour. This takes you through some nice coastal views including the steep drop to Robin Hood's Bay. Not for the faint hearted as bus drivers have a tight schedule and drive like maniacs up and down those bendy roads. All buses to Whitby stop here at the railway station.

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    Getting to Whitby

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 15, 2006

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    By Car :
    If arriving from the South: take the M1/M18 or A1 to A64.
    If arriving from the North: take the A1/A19 to A171 or A 170
    From West: take the M62 to Hull, then on to A63/A165 (coastal route) or M62 towards Hull then A614 Howden, A163, B1249, A64 (which is the country route)

    By Rail :
    There are regular Inter-City trains which travel from Edinburgh and London with an interchange at York for onward journeys to Scarborough and Filey, and across country from Liverpool/Manchester.

    By Sea :
    The North Sea Ferries run a daily service both from Rotterdam & Zeebrugge to Hull which is only one hour away by road from Whitby.

    Tours :
    There is an open top bus tourist service tour which operates in Whitby during the tourist season. It will take you through the main attractions including the Whitby Abbey.

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    Captain Cook Tours

    by yooperprof Written Aug 5, 2006

    Captain James Cook, English navigator and explorer, was from North Yorkshire and spent part of his adolescence in Whitby. This tourist excursion takes visitors on a complete reprisal of his epochal "round the world" 1768-71 voyage to the Antipodes. Those on board will be gone for a full two and a half years, and will experience all of the hardships of the orignal journey.

    Not really.

    I think the tour lasts for an hour or two. It looks like fun.

    The tiny ship was tossed. . . .
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    LIft to the beach

    by Britannia2 Written Jun 2, 2006

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    Ther e is a cliff lift fron the promenade on the west cliff down to the beach near to the Hands on Science exhibition building.
    The fare is 60p each way with concessions (as at May 2006) and this saves a long walk down and especially back up on the very steep paths.

    The lift to the beach at west cliff

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    Geting to and from Whitby

    by Lensmeister Written Jun 29, 2005

    From my own travels I can really only recommend this way ot getting whitby.

    From your location to York. Outside the station, you can get the bus from outside the station. The Yorkshire Coastliner is the bus to get. Buses are usually busy as the bus starts in leeds. Chek the website for the fares and the times.

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    Open top bus tour

    by suvanki Updated Jan 29, 2005

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    From 10.00 - 16.25, hourly tours around Whitby, set off from The Whalebones, West Cliff, calling at West Cliff, (NorthPromenade),Moorlands Hotel, Whitby Abbey, Church St Captain Cook Museum,Longbourne Rd (Co-Op superstore)
    and Pier Road, Lifeboat Station.

    Adults £4
    Students/YHA £3
    Over 60's/under 16's £3
    Children under 5 free
    Family (2 adults/2 children) £10
    Local single journey £1

    Ticket valid all day, pay driver on entering bus.

    For those with mobility problems, this is a good way to avoid climbing the steps to the Abbey.

    You can also jump off, and wander round near the drop off points, then catch the tour later.
    Although I didn't use this bus, people I met who had used it had enjoyed this way of seeing Whitbys sights!

    Whitby Bus Tour Sign
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    Touring the Coast

    by hayward68 Updated Nov 29, 2002

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    While visiting Whitby you can take a sightseeing trip aboard several different boats such as the one pictured. They take you along the shoreline and show you various sites along the way.
    Head down the the harbour and you'll see signs advertising various tours.

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