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Whitby to Scarborough Railway

Eric Treacy pulling in North Yorkshire Moors Train at Whitby Station

Whitby to Scarborough Railway The Scarborough & Whitby Railway was a railway line from Scarborough to Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. The line followed a difficult but scenic route along the North Yorkshire coast. During its operational lifetime the Whitby to Scarborough Railway line became notoriously impracticable and difficult to work. The junction layouts at both ends […]

Robin Hoods Bay Museum

Narrow New Road in Robin Hoods Bay

Robin Hoods Bay Museum Founded in 1980 this small museum is wonderful look at the history of this charming village. Admission is free and the museums home is a small house on two levels. For opening times see the website. The museum has fascinating displays of artefacts from the village – there is wonderful model […]

Whitby Archives Heritage Centre

Whitby Whale bones on West Cliff

Whitby Archives Heritage Centre This heritage centre contains historic photographs and artifacts from Whitby and North Yorkshire area. It contains family and local history departments, an exhibition hall and also a heritage shop. They are holders of the entire collection of the regional newspaper “Whitby Gazette” and home to the original West Cliff historic whalebone […]

Whitby Swing Bridge

Swing Bridge in Whitby

Whitby Swing Bridge The River Esk has been crossed by bridges at this location for centuries. A grant made by King Edward III in 1351 allowed the collection of tolls for the maintenance of a bridge. By the mid 1550s the tolls averaged around £6 per annum (£2,033 as of 2015). In 1629 an agreement […]

Whitby Whale Bones

Whitby Whale bones on West Cliff

Whitby Whale Bones On the West Cliff is a statue of Captain James Cook who served his apprenticeship in the town, and a whalebone arch, commemorates the whaling industry. It is the second such arch, the original is preserved in Whitby Archives Heritage Centre.

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Abraham “Bram” Stoker 8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) Bram Stoker was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel, Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned. Stoker was born on […]

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