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Scenes of Whitby and Scarborough, North Yorkshire, North Sea Coast, and surrounding areas in Northern England

 Interesting places to visit, good walking areas

1. Looking over Whitby lower harbour entrance and West Cliff

2. Views of Whitby Abbey

2b. Whitby Abbey picture sequence, click on a picture to view the next one

3. Sandsend Beach and Village

3a. A wild and  windy walk from Sandsend to Sandsend Ness and Kettleness

memorial to Captain Cook4. A few historic and other buildings in Whitby Town including Whitby Museum and Art Gallery in Pannet Park (needs splitting)

5. More Whitby Upper Harbour scenes and the swing bridge

6. A minor road to Staithes via Roxby off the A171 Whitby-Guisborough road

7. The fishing village of Staithes and Cowbar Nab

8. The Villages of Ruswarp and Sleights

9. The village of Goathland

10. Whitby's Goth Weekend

11. A Grosmont-Whitby steam railway ride following the River Esk (merge with 19?)

12. More Whitby Streets, buildings and the 199 steps!

13. St Mary's Church, Whitby

14. A few Nautical matters, James Cooke and the Scoresbys in Whitby

15. Whitby Tour Buses, Fire and Brimstone! Old Glory and the Dracula Experience

16. Spare, page intact

17. Circular walk from Goathland - Wheeldale Moor - Roman Road - Beckhole

18. Robin Hood's Bay and Ravenscar

19. A trip on The Esk Valley Whitby-Middlesbrough Railway Line (merge with 11?)

20. A Whitby-Grosmont-Goathland-Pickering steam trip

21. Walk from Cowbar via Staithes, Port Mulgrave, Runswick, Hutton Mulgrave

22. spare, page intact

23. Scalby - The Parish Church of St Laurence

24. Circular Runswick Bay - Kettleness Walk

25. Whitby's Beaches * 26. Views from the old Whitby lighthouse

27. A circular walk from Sandsend through the Mulgrave Estate and Lythe Village

28. A Coastal Walk from Whitby to Robin Hood's Bay via Saltwick Bay

30. Walking on Fylingdales Moor to Lilla Cross

31. Falling Foss tea garden and waterfall, south of Whitby


SCARBOROUGH INDEX and a quick 'picture sequence' tour of the town

29. Scarborough (1) St Mary's Parish Church

29a. Scarborough (2) The Castle and Headland

29b. Scarborough (3) The Old Town and Harbour & Marina Area

29c. Scarborough (4) Miscellaneous Street Scenes and buildings

29d. Scarborough (5) The Bays and Beaches

29e. Scarborough (6) Some Georgian and Victorian Architecture


See also

Archaeology of the Grosmont & Goathland Area - Bridestones, Roman Road, mining Whinstone & old railway

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MUSIC IN the WHITBY AREA - Concerts & venues

 


The famous English seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough in North Yorkshire, and its association with the explorer Captain Cook is close to the North York Moors of Northern England which are a beautiful and relatively unspoilt area of England and a great place for a relaxing holiday. It is becoming quite a place for boating, yachting and sea-fishing, since very few trawlers can make a living these days. On the coast is Sandsend beach, Staithes harbour (a favourite for artists), fossil hunting at Ravenscar on the Jurassic dinosaur cliffs and the coastal picturesque villages of Runswick Bay and Robin Hoods Bay, both of which are perched on the cliffs of the Cleveland Way. Whitby has its 'Dracula' week, Folk Music Festival and a replica of Captain Cook's ship, the Endeavour.  Not far away is the village of Goathland which is famous for the North Yorkshire Moors steam railway and Yorkshire TV's 1960's based series "Heartbeat". There are lots of self-catering holiday cottages for renting-letting, bed and breakfast places,  chalets, lodges for rent-lets, farmhouses and hotels to stay in. BUT most of the area is relatively unspoilt, where you can do lots of lovely walking and other outdoor interests in moorland and dales etc. For those can afford it, lots of properties for sale or rent, but property prices for first or second homes are rising as everywhere else, particularly in attractive villages. I hope the site provides a series of pictures and images that make you want to visit Whitby.

Northern England North Yorkshire * docspics photos images pictures Phil Brown


*  Recommended books with Regional and District Connections *

The excellent walking guides "Walks on the North York Moors" Books 1 & 2 by Jack Keighley

"Walks on the North York Moors - Walking Country - Western" by Paul Hannon

"Walks on the North York Moors - Walking Country - Southern" by Paul Hannon

"Walks on the North York Moors - Book Three - Eskdale and the Coast" by Paul Hannon

"On foot in the North York Moors" 35 classic walks by Alan Hall

The Dalesman mini-book "Walking on the North York Moors" compiled by the Ramblers Association (North Yorkshire & South Durham Area, some good ideas but poor on maps)

"Ten Scenic Walks around Rosedale, Farndale and Hutton-le-Hole" by J. Brian Beadle.

The Dalesman mini-book "Exploring the North York Moors" by Malcolm Boyes is a useful location summary guide.

"The Yorkshire Moors and Dales" by Rob Talbot and Robin Whiteman

"Yorkshire Landscapes" by Rob Talbot and Robin Whiteman

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map OL 26 North York Moors - Western Area (1:25000, 6 cm/2.5 inches per mile, 4 cm per km)

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map OL 27 North York Moors - Eastern Area (1:25000, 6 cm/2.5 inches per mile, 4 cm per km)

Ordnance Survey Map Touring Map 2 North York Moors (1:50000/63360, 2.5 cm/1 inch per mile, good for plotting motoring route and finding places)

The Buildings of England, YORKSHIRE - THE NORTH RIDING - Nikolaus Pevsner


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Lots of good pubs, cafes, tearooms, restaurants in Whitby Town

 

You can't beat 'Fish and Chips' at Whitby, at any age!

 

The Victoria Farm Garden Centre has a cafe with a distant view of Whitby Abbey.

Lots of things for your garden, pets and gifts for family and friends.

 

Part of Granddad Phil's 70th birthday celebrations in Trenchers Fish & Chips Restaurant, Whitby, October 2015.

A great meal and a great place to eat, all the family around one comfortable table!

Whitby: The Whitby Tea Rooms in Church Street, North Yorkshire, England, for some welcome quality wholesome refreshment before tackling the 199 steps to visit St Mary's church on the cliff top! The Whitby Tea Rooms, Whitby Town, North Yorkshire, England
Whitby: E. Botham & Sons. is a traditional bakers and confectioners in Skinner Street with its excellent cafe and guaranteed good food and a great brew of tea!
Elizabeth Botham & Sons can also be found on Baxtergate, Whitby where there is another Cafe Shop and Bakery.

Whitby: Left: The Moon and Sixpence Bar and Brasserie in the middle of Church Street

Right: The Hippy Hippy Shake for milk shakes and Mr Moo's ice cream at the bottom end of Church Street

 

Hadley's Fish Restaurant Whitby, for a quality budget fish and chips, Whitby Town, North Yorkshire, England.

The west side-east side bridge in Whitby harbour, Whitby Town, North Yorkshire, England

The yacht moorings in Whitby Harbour, Whitby Town, North Yorkshire, England

Whitby: Hadley's Fish Restaurant Whitby, for a quality budget fish and chips. Its housed in a splendid building just over the west side-east side bridge and the yacht moorings are just further along round the corner from it. It is our favourite cafe for fish and chips and the really tasty fresh fish and mushy peas are always just great! Its situated on the busy corner opposite Church Street

The Whitby Tea Rooms, Whitby Town, North Yorkshire, England
Whitby: The White Horse and Griffin Hotel for a traditional Sunday Lunch and Lunchtime Specials in Church Street

The quality Magpie Cafe, Whitby Town, North Yorkshire, England

Whitby: The very popular (but not the cheapest!) Magpie Cafe (left), Whitby, for an upmarket fish and ships before or after taking the fresh air near the harbour entrance.

Whitby harbour entrance, Whitby Town, North Yorkshire, England

The Whistlestop Cafe and Bistro in the old North Eastern railway station, Whitby Town, North Yorkshire, England.

Whitby: The Whistlestop Cafe and Bistro in the old North Eastern railway station, Whitby. Steam trains run by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway run between Grosmont and Whitby on certain days in the summer. You get a spectacular view of Whitby coming in or out alongside the River Esk e.g. the harbour and Abbey up on the cliff top.

view of Whitby coming in or out alongside the River Esk, Whitby Town, North Yorkshire, England
Whitby: The Chocolate Falls in Church Street for those with sweet tooth!
Whitby: Still in Church Street

Justin's Traditional original Fudge & Toffee Shop and Truffle Maker and also selling Beacon Farm Icecream with an enthusiastic busker outside!

Whitby: The Hatless Heron Cafe and Restaurant in Church Street The Whitby Tea Rooms, Whitby Town, North Yorkshire, England
Whitby: Left: Marie Antoinette's Patisserie in Church Street by the Ebor Jetworks. A source of traditional crepes!

Right: The Abbey Steps Tea Rooms at the bottom of the 199 Steps up to St Mary's Church and Whitby Abbey.

Whitby: This a goof cafe tearoom up at Whitby Abbey
Whitby: The Board Inn is a fine traditional pub at the top end of Church Street, a good venue for live music, that pours out through the window on a fine summers day.
Whitby: Arnie's Cafe near the Old Town Hall in the Square  
Whitby: Sherlocks Coffee, Tea House & Restaurant in Flowergate street for cream teas, homebaking, sandwiches, paninis, baked potatoes
Beyond Haggersgate, Whitby, and Terry's Restaurant and Takeaway is The popular Pier Inn pub and next to it the award winning Quayside Fish and Chips Restaurant.
Also beyond Haggersgate, Whitby, at the end of the road by the quayside is the Quarterdeck fish and chips restaurant is right on the seafront by the West Cliff beach and the small funfair.
Gatsby's licensed cafe and restaurant for fish and grills is on Whitby's St Ann's Staith with views across the East Cliff's parish church and abbey.
The Old Smuggler licensed restaurant is on Whitby's main high street shopping street known as Baxtergate. The entrance is through an alleyway into Loggerheads Yard.
The Wellington pub in Whitby is a popular TV football watching venue and is on the corner of Wellington Road and Baxtergate
The award winning Royal Fisheries fish and chip shop in Baxtergate is one of the most popular fish and chip shop cafes in Whitby.
The Shambles Bar and Restaurant in Market Place, Whitby
The Monks Haven Cafe for a tea or coffee on Church Street, Whitby
The Dolphin, Whitby, is a popular pub on the harbour by the swing bridge and the offices of the Whitby Gazette local paper.
The Royal Hotel, Whitby, and Clara's Cafe are opposite each other on the West Cliff, rather contrasting places for afternoon tea or coffee! The very contrasting Clara's small outdoor cafe has a great view over Whitby's harbour entrance, the same I would imagine from the top windows of the Royal Hotel
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