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Whitby Bridge, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Whitby Bridge, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Where is Whitby

Whitby is a seaside town, port and civil parish in the Borough of Scarborough and English county of North Yorkshire.

Situated on the east coast of Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk. Whitby is situated on the east coast of Yorkshire facing the North Sea in a deep valley at the mouth of the River Esk.

It has been a bridging point since at least medieval times and several bridges have spanned the river. The current bridge, built in 1908, is a swing bridge with a 75-foot span that separates the upper and lower harbours.

The town is surrounded on its landward sides by the moorland of the North York Moors National Park and the North Sea abuts it on the seaward side. The coastal areas are designated part of the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast.

This stretch of coast, known as the ‘Dinosaur Coast’, the ‘Fossil Coast’ or the ‘Jurassic Coast’, is around 35 miles long, stretching from Staithes in the north, to Flamborough Head in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Updated: August 14, 2015 — 10:48 am

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