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Khyber Pass Whitby

Road up to cliff top at Whitby

Road up to cliff top at Whitby

Khyber Pass Whitby

George Hudson, also known as “The Railway King”, was instrumental in bringing the rail link to Whitby. He had the road now called the “Khyber Pass”, named from a pass in the Afghan campaigns, built into the cliff to provide access to his West cliff estates which he had acquired in mid 19th century. It provides access to and from the West Cliff to the harbour and piers.

 

Whitby Whale bones

Whitby Whale bones

It is a one way road and can only be used in travelling from the harbour up to the West Cliff in any motor vehicle. There are also steps leading from the Whale Bones at the top to the harbour for pedestrian use. Wheelchairs have use of the footpath at the side of the road for an easier journey.

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