Whitby and the surrounding area offers plenty for everyone to enjoy.We have put together a collection of information on sightseeing and activities, which we hope you find useful.
You can also take an audio tour around the ruins of the abbey, taking in the wonderful atmosphere and beautiful scenery from up high.
For more details, telephone English Heritage Whitby Abbey on 01947 603568 St Mary’s Church the 199 steps or use the Donkey Path to reach the graveyard, with its outstanding views of the coastline.
Pause for breath by Caedmon’s Cross, a 19th century memorial at the top of the steps and dedicated to Caedmon, the earliest known English Poet.
The Parish Church of St Mary, surrounded by gravestones, has been altered many times during its 900 year history, with box pews and a triple decker pulpit this is a fascinating and unique church.
Captain Cook Museum Located in the 17th century house in which Captain James Cook lodged as an apprentice, the museum offers a fascinating insight into the life of the famous explorer.
You can view handwritten letters by Captain James Cook, take a look at the attic where he studied and slept, the kitchen where his meals were prepared, view fascinating artefacts and paintings and much more.
Interesting for all ages, the museum is not to be missed.
For more details, telephone The Captain Cook Museum on 01947 601900 Pannett Park and Whitby Museum Alongside beautiful gardens and a peaceful place to relax, Pannett Park houses Pannett Park Art Gallery and Whitby Museum.
The museum is home to a large variety of fascinating local artefacts and collections, a library and archives.
The collections include archaeology with finds from Whitby Abbey, fossils and geology, natural history, weapons and militaria, shipping and fishing, toys and dolls, local historical maps, historical costumes, amongst many other interesting items.
For more details, telephone Whitby Museum on 01947 602908 North Yorkshire Moors Railway Running across the North Yorkshire Moors from Pickering to Whitby, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway features a collection of working steam and diesel locomotives, running along an 18 mile steam heritage line.