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Sneaton Castle Whitby

Whitby Panorama House

Sneaton Castle Whitby On the outskirts of town to the west is the 19th-century Sneaton Castle built by James Wilson who sold his sugar plantation where he had over 200 slaves and moved to Whitby. Alongside it is St Hilda’s Priory, the mother house of the Order of the Holy Paraclete. The castle was used […]

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Whitby

Whitby Harbour logo

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Whitby Whitby railway station is, on many operating days, the railway’s northern terminus. All but two of the various timetables see steam trains operating through from Pickering, including daily throughout July and August except on Sundays. When North Yorkshire Moors Railway trains terminate at Grosmont rather than Whitby at off-peak times, connecting […]

199 steps Whitby

Whitby Abbey, Whitby

199 steps Whitby The East Clifftops, St Mary’s Church and the Abbey at Whitby is quite a distance by road from the town centre. The alternative is to climb the 199 steps of the “Church Stairs” or use the footpath called “Caedmon’s Trod”. The stone stairs, which replaced the original wooden steps, were built about […]

Robin Hood’s Bay and Fylingdales Museum Whitby

Ravenscar overlooking Robin Hoods Bay

Robin Hood’s Bay and Fylingdales Museum Whitby Address: Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22 4TQ England, UK Telephone: 01723 383636 This museum is located near to the town of Whitby and carries an extensive collection of local history. There are many separate collections on display, each of which is focussed on a different element […]

RNLI Lifeboat Museum Whitby

Old lifeboat house

RNLI Lifeboat Museum Whitby The Town’s RNLI lifeboat museum, housed in a former Lifeboat Station which was briefly pressed back into use around 2006/2007 while the modern day lifeboat station over on the East side of town was demolished and a brand new Lifeboat station built on the site. Lifeboats crewed by the people of […]

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey, Whitby

Whitby Abbey Whitby’s Abbey was founded in 657 AD by the Saxon King of Northumbria, Oswy (Oswiu) as Streanshalh (Streonshalh). The name Streoneshalh is thought to signify Fort Bay or Tower Bay in reference to a supposed Roman settlement or Roman Signal Station that previously existed on the site before the Whitby Abbey was built. […]

Museum of Victorian Science Whitby

St Mary's Church on the cliff at Whitby

Museum of Victorian Science Whitby Address: Woodberry, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 2QL Telephone: 01947 897440 Visits arranged by appointment and last approximately 1 hour 45 minutes (Over 16’s only) To avoid disappointment please make your booking several days in advance Telephone (01947) 897440 A JOURNEY OF REAL SCIENCE THROUGH 19th CENTURY PHYSICS FIRSTLY, A […]

Whitby Museum

West side of Whitby

Whitby Museum Address: Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE, England Telephone Number: 01947 602908 Whitby Museum is a private museum in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England, run by Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society, a learned society and registered charity, established in 1823. It is located in a building opened in 1931 in Pannett Park, Whitby, which also […]

Whitby Lighthouse

Whitby Lighthouse

Whitby Lighthouse Whitby Lighthouse is a lighthouse operated by Trinity House. It is located on Ling Hill, on the coast to the south-east of Whitby, beyond Saltwick Bay. It should not be confused with the two lighthouses located on the piers in Whitby itself, which protect the town’s harbour. The lighthouse, a white octagonal brick […]

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