A real jewel, the narrow cobbled streets lead down to the busy fishing harbour where you can watch the boats land their catch. The abbey, with its new visitor center, looks down from the high cliffs onto the harbour and the sandy beach beyond.
Being so fresh, the fish and chips, called woofs here, are not to be missed.
Whitby's Local Attractions
Set in the 18th century house of shipowner, John Walker, the early residence of James Cook now houses a collection of exhibits about Cook's Whitby years and his later achievements. Amongst the meticulously restored period rooms, there are many items of great historical importance.
From the visitor centre you can discover the 1500 year-old story of these dramatic hilltop runis. With genuine archaeological finds and state of the art displays, explore the far-reaching story of the Abbey as never before - with some of the best views in town!
There are many aspects of local history to explore here from the geology and bridlife of the area to the history of fishing and world exploration.