Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near Whitby
Whitby is a popular tourist town situated on the north east coast of Yorkshire. It developed as a fishing port and also for a time a whaling port. Its most famous sailor and explorer was Capt James Cook who set sail from the port on his voyages of discovery. Today the town has a lot to offer the many visitors, including a clean sandy beach, many cafes, pubs and also fish and chip shops. High of the cliffs above the town is the ruins of Whitby Abbey which is open to the public. Places to Visit in or near Whitby Whitby Abbey and The Plough Scalby are listed below.