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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 […]

Danby Agricultural Show

Whitby Bridge, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Danby Agricultural Show Address: Danby Whitby North Yorkshire YO21 2NP Telephone: 01287 660416 Normal admission: Adults £5.00 Concessions £4.00 Children under 5 free, 5-16 £2.00 Main car park free. Ringside Parking £4.00 per vehicle. Limited number, tickets to be bought in advance. An area will be provided on the main car park for bona-fide disabled […]

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 […]

Farndale Daffodil Walk

Whitby Bridge, Whitby

Farndale Daffodil Walk Tourist Attraction Address: The Old Vicarage Bondgate Helmsley York, North Yorkshire YO62 5BP Farndale is internationally famed for its show of wild daffodils which normally bloom every Spring. It is believed the wild daffodils were first brought to Farndale by some medieval monks from Rievaulx. The Daffodil walk runs along side the […]

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. […]

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