Clues To Go     -     Whitby, both sides of the harbour

 

 

Starting on Whitby's West Cliff, this walking route descends to the harbour side, crosses the harbour bridge, visits Grape Lane (home for Captain Cook whilst an apprentice), and finishes on Church Street in the old town.

 

On the West Cliff there is plenty of parking both in the street (for free) and in car parks.Whitby has some steep streets to climb, but this is just a stroll around the wonderful old streets of this charming fishing town. Everywhere you go, the ghost of Captain James Cook follows you. The route starts at the Whalebone Arch on the West Cliff, takes you down by the harbour, across the bridge and into the old town on the east side

Whitby has big connections with the novel 'Dracula'. The author, Bram Stoker, wrote some of the story whist staying in the town & also nearby at Ravenscar. Consequently, the port featured as the place where Dracula supposedly landed in England.

The town's narrow streets are full of fascinating curio shops selling things that are generally a bit different from the usual tourist mementos, such as locally produced jet jewelry, kippers & fudge, 'goth' jewelry & clothing & excellent seafood to take home.

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