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SIMPSON’S JET OF WHITBY Makers of fine quality Whitby Jet Jewellery.

Tel: 01947 897166

We guarantee all our Jet is locally gathered and our Jet Jewellery is handmade in our workshop. We are easy to find. Simply walk over the old Swing Bridge with the Abbey in view and turn right after the Dolphin Hotel onto Grape Lane. We are situated approximately halfway along on the right hand side. Our Jewellery is also available at Jet Black, 128 Church Street You can also visit us online at our website;

www.whitbyjetjewellery.net

21 Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22 4BA

email: simpsonsjet@btinternet.com


Welcome to Whitby As Chairman of the Whitby and District Tourism Association (WDTA) it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our lovely town and its stunning surroundings. Having lived here for almost 50 years it still gives me tremendous satisfaction to actually appreciate the area on a day to day basis. Our Guidebook, though small, does endeavour to introduce you the visitor to as many aspects of our area as possible. Links to www.visitwhitby.com will add further information to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. As you can see from our advertisers there is a fascinating range of unique retail therapy, a wide range of restaurants, cafés (even award winning fish and chips!) Do explore the area on foot or cycle. The whole family will enjoy the exercise on our beaches or on the Cinder Track. Whatever the weather or time of year, enjoy our lovely area.

John Freeman

Chairman of WDTA (an independent self-financing body)

At the time of going to press, WDTA would like to acknowledge the valued support of the following in the production of this guidebook: Whitby Town Council, Scarborough Borough Council, all editorial and pictorial contributions, and our advertisers’ vital contributions. Photographic Credits: North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA), Mike Kipling, Chris J Parker, Tony Bartholomew, Colin Carter, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Whitby Museum, Esk Valley Railway, John Freeman, Welcome to Yorkshire and Craig McGarvey. Front Cover: Brook Rushton Photography (https://brookrushton.com)

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Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this publication. WDTA cannot accept liability for any loss caused by errors in the information. Designed and produced by Bow House Digital Ltd, 116 Long Street, Easingwold, York YO61 3JA Tel: 01347 821928 hello@bowhouse.co.uk www.bowhouse.co.uk

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Get your 'Lucky Duck' at

WHITBY GLASS STUDIOS 59 years of amazing success

9 Sandgate, Whitby

Tel: 01947 603 553

Beswick, Disney, Steiff Teddy Bears; Porcelain miniature animals, Trendle miniature Bears; Marbles and Crystals Choose your Lucky Duck by the colour of your gemstone: Jan: Garnet Feb: Amethyst Mar: Aqua-Marine Apr: Crystal May: Emerald Jun: Agate Jul: Ruby Aug: Peridot Sept: Sapphire Oct: Opal Nov: Topaz Dec: Turquoise

www.whitbyluckyducks.com email: sales@whitbyluckyducks.com

The

Captain Cook Experience

Enjoy a sail on the

Bark Endeavour An authentic replica of the original sailed by Captain James Cook in 1768 during his scientific expedition (standing to 40% of the original’s size) 25 minute sea trips along the coast listen to sea shanties

Find us: The Bark Endeavour Whitby is berthed in Whitby Harbour at the Fish Quay adjacent to the West Pier

Tel: 07811 004699 Email: info@endeavourwhitby.com www.endeavourwhitby.com

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The Ebor Jetworks

Home of Whitby Jet Research The Ebor Jetworks is not the average jet shop. Sarah Steele is not only a lapidary, but also a Geologist and accredited Gemmologist (FGA, DGA). As such, much of her time is involved with the ongoing research into the Jet group of gemstones and she is now considered the expert in her ďŹ eld. We are passionate not only about the jet we use, but also about design, and aim to push Whitby Jet jewellery to the next level. All our jewellery is handmade on the premises, and free jet-working demonstrations are carried out daily. We are also able to offer an identiďŹ cation service of rough material, or antique pieces believed to be Whitby Jet.

The Ebor Jetworks 138 Church Street, Whitby YO22 4DE Tel: 01947 603113

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Explore Whitby Town and Harbour Whitby town is a gem of a place; its own gem being Whitby Jet, Queen Victoria’s mourning jewellery. Shops and workshops showcase this local treasure. Split into an east and west side by the River Esk, the town has two distinct identities. The west side hosts grander houses, architecture and more modern entertainments. The east side, until a few years ago was the poor relation. It is now a bustling area of cobbled streets, narrow yards (do explore) and individual shops, galleries and cafés.

The harbour is obviously the focal point of the town, crossed by the 100 plus year old swing-bridge. It will fascinate both young and old alike. The piers point due north, its lighthouses have guided shipping for nearly 200 years and its waters have seen the launching of ships that explored the world.

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Please d o n ot be tempted to feed th e seagulls . T h ey c a n and will snatch from your ha n d! T h e ir 3” beaks a re dange rous!


Surfing and Stand Up Paddle-boarding lessons and hire

The best fun in Yorkshire! Tel: 07794 271957  www.whitbysurfschool.co.uk The Lifeboat Museum showcases just how hard and dangerous life was, and still can be, for those whose livelihood is the sea. But don’t let that put you off a whale watching expedition or a simple trip out of the harbour to sample the views from another vantage point. Whitby Abbey and St Mary’s Parish Church are both well worth the climb up the famous 199 Steps. The views on the way up give you plenty of excuses for a breather!

Find out more at

www.visitwhitby.com

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“THE YELLOW BOATS” DAILY 20/25 MINUTE TRIPS INTO THE BAY (all times approximate)

Under 5’s FREE Pets Welcome

RIVER TRIPS

I hour cruise up the Esk to Ruswarp village sailing through the swing bridge and beneath Larpool Viaduct

COASTAL CRUISES

3 hour trips along the spectacular Yorkshire coast and to Ravenscar Seal Colony

STAITHES CRUISE

A visit to Staithes which includes an hour ashore for you to explore

PLUS SUNSET AND TWILIGHT CRUISES AND SUMMER SPECIALS

www.whitbycoastalcruises.co.uk Email: info@whitbycoastalcruises.co.uk Tel: 07981 712419 See Facebook, Whitby Coastal Cruises, for up to date sailing times

WHITBY WHALE WATCHING DISCOVER THE YORKSHIRE COAST’S BIGGEST SECRET

Book online at www.whitbywhalewatching.co.uk Email: info@whitbywhalewatching.co.uk Tel: 07507 881934 See Facebook, Whitby Whale Watching, for latest trip information

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Whitby cured kippers obtainable here only 22 Henrietta Street Whitby

01947 601659 Fortunes have been producing kippers on the same premises on Henrietta Street for over 140 years. Five generations of the family have cured kippers and can still be seen today using unchanged methods to produce their traditional smoked kippers. Smoked salmon, haddock and kipper patĂŠ.

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Monday - Saturday 9.00 am - 3.00 pm Sunday 10.00 am - 2.00 pm (shop will close early on days when we sell out of kippers)


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Artists, Galleries & Museums

Whitby Museum

Whitby Museum Whitby Museum is in beautiful Pannett Park, right in the heart of Whitby. It was founded in 1823 and offers a fascinating glimpse of Whitby’s Heritage. The Museum has a diverse and intriguing range of displays that tell the story of Whitby and the surrounding area. From the huge fossil Ichthyosaurus to a tiny clockwork Mickey Mouse and many other objects which reflect Whitby’s vibrant and scientific maritime history, including the exploits of Captain James Cook. The Museum has retained its original Edwardian atmosphere and its eclectic and fascinating collection of 90,000 artefacts and curios displayed within the museum are a delight for all ages. Local historical information can also be researched in the museum library and archives, where librarians are available to help. A programme of changing exhibitions, talks and events take place throughout the year. Wheelchair friendly, level access to the museum is available at the rear of the building from the Disabled Car Parking area.

A treasure chest of curious objects, precious gems, ancient fossils and local legends. Visit Whitby Museum in Pannett Park. Web: www.whitbymuseum.org.uk | Tel: 01947 602908

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Artists, Galleries & Museums

Pannett Park

Pannett Park The award winning Pannett Park is on the edge of Whitby town centre. With stunning views, woodland and wild flower areas as well as formal planting, the Park also has one of the very few floral clocks in the country. For families there is a unique Jurassic Garden, a state of the art children’s play area, maths and turtle trails to follow, as well as picnic areas. For more info: Visit www.pannettpark.co.uk or call 01723 232588.

Pannett Art Gallery Based in the beautiful Pannett Park, Whitby Museum and Pannett Art Gallery offer a fascinating glimpse of Whitby’s heritage. The Pannett Art Gallery has two unique collections: The exquisitely detailed paintings of George Weatherill and his family 1810–1923 illustrate how the town developed during the 19th Century. The colourful and lively paintings of the Staithes Group of Artists, the only comprehensive public display by this early 20th Century artist colony. The Gallery also houses two beautiful Burne-Jones Tapestries and hosts temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Open Tuesday - Sunday. Level entry is available at the rear of the building. Admission to Pannett Art Gallery is free, there is a charge for entry into the Museum. For more info: Visit www.pannettartgallery.org or call 01947 600933.

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Eden Camp Anyone looking to explore outside the town should consider taking a ride through the spectacular scenery of the North York Moors National Park. A 30 mile car ride along the A169 will take you to one of the most unique tourist attractions in the UK: Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum. Located on the northern edge of the historic town of Malton, and now in its 30th year of opening as a museum, Eden Camp was constructed in 1942 to house Italian and German Prisoners of War. The original POW accommodation huts now house what is the largest public display of memorabilia and information relating to 20th Century British military and 1930’s and 40’s civilian and social history in the world. An enjoyable and educational day out for all the family, Eden Camp is also dog friendly and provides free on-site parking.

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James Cook James Cook is famed for exploring Australia and New Zealand.

Did you know?… He was nine years in Whitby, learning his trade He was first to sail round the world in both directions He was first to cross the Antarctic Circle He was first to cross both polar Circles He explored the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska He discovered Hawaii He never lost a man to scurvy His ‘Voyages’ were printed in 6 languages by 1790 Marie Antoinette, in the Bastille asked for a copy of ‘The Voyages of Captain Cook’ He was recently dubbed ‘Yorkshire’s most famous son’

Did you know? Whitby’s Captain Cook Museum has… Letters from Cook to his master, Captain John Walker King George III letter regretting his death Maori tattooing tools Gainsborough painting of Lord Sandwich Portrait of Captain Bligh of the Bounty (served under Cook) 20+ original pictures from the Voyages Possessions of Mrs. Cook Cutaway Model of ‘Resolution’ with stores and crew

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Captain Cook Museum Whitby Discover a world of exploration! Special Exhibition 2017

From Kamchatka to Krakatoa:

the Cook voyages in Asia

Open daily: Feb 18 – March 31 1100-1500 April 1 – Nov 5 0945-1700 Last admission: half hour before closure

Captain Cook Museum Grape Lane Whitby YO22 4BA www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk

Winner Visit England gold award (2013) One of Britain’s Best

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Heritage Coastal Villages

Staithes

Staithes The small fishing village of Staithes (locals pronounce it as Steers!) tucks itself under the protective mass of Cowbar Cliff, leaving the beck a safe haven for a small fleet of fishing cobles (pronounced ‘cobbles’). Bring a camera or sketch book! Despite the steep walk down the village is visually rewarding. It was home to the nationally renowned Staithes Group of artists at the turn of the 1900s. Examples of their work are in Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby (see page 15 for details).

Runswick Bay Picture postcard pretty! Tiny walkways wind around cottages huddled under the cliff, whilst the bay itself sweeps round in a sandy curve, offering ideal play opportunities for the very young and a nice tidal walk for those not so young. There is a small car park near the village.

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Runswick Bay


Sandsend

Sandsend Tiny, but plenty to fill a day. The beach is a delight. Two becks flow into the sea at either end of the village, giving children hours of fun damming, jumping and attempting to divert the flow of water. The valleys leading back from the beach offer a gentle stroll into a quieter world.

Whitby from Sandsend

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Heritage Coastal Villages

Robin Hood’s Bay

Robin Hood’s Bay Given its diminutive scale it offers almost all you could wish for as a place to visit or stay. The narrow ‘streets’ of Robin Hood’s Bay are a joy to explore. Delightful cottages with odd names rub shoulders with cafés and interesting shops. There are even some pubs to sample (a real must if you have just completed the Coast to Coast walk!) Visit the village museum to see what life was like in days gone by. Opening out from Wayfoot you are presented with a fine beach, sand and rock pools abound. Tide dependent, the beach offers a fine walk towards the old Roman Signal Station at Ravenscar, a walk that can also take you along the cliff path or long (Cinder Track) loop by bike or foot, following the disused Whitby-Scarborough Railway, where the views are stunning.

Ravenscar Ravenscar – a venture that failed! A village laid out but never built. There is a fine hotel and views to admire. The Visitor Centre is well worth a visit for details of the local Roman signal station and alum works which saw Henry VIII take on the might of Rome.

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Tour de Yorkshire 2017 Stage 1: Bridlington to Scarborough (173km) Friday 28 April 2017 sees the return of the Tour de Yorkshire to Whitby and the area. This very special, annual event is certainly a highly important and firm calendar favourite, and is well looked forward to by locals and visitors alike. The coastal and moorland areas hold everything that’s required for a very exciting but highly challenging race, from straight roads to steep, rugged climbs. Starting outside Bridlington Spa, the cyclists then head over to Pocklington for their first intermediate sprint. Three ‘King of the Mountain’ climbs are included in Stage 1. The first classified climb is Côte de Garrowby Hill, followed by the strenuous and most challenging Côte de Goathland. It will really get the racers fired up to full speed before they reach the coastline at Whitby, where they can expect amazing Abbey views whilst contesting the second sprint of the day. On leaving Whitby the cyclists head over for the third and final climb of the day (known to be the showpiece and ‘killer’ climb) at Côte de Robin Hood’s Bay, and then it’s full flow across to Scarborough’s North Bay for the Grand Finale. Whitby Sprint

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 Bridlington

Burton Agnes For more information visit http://letour.yorkshire.com


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Festivals & Events 2017 March 17-10 Apr This Exploited Land of Iron. Inspired by... gallery 25-2 Apr Royal Scot (not running on 27 & 31 March)

NPC-D NYMR

April 7-12 Kong: Skull Island 9 Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular 15 Showaddywaddy 21-23 Whitby Goth Weekend 28 Tour de Yorkshire 28 Supersonic 70s Show

WP WP WP WP & Town Whitby & Area WP

May 12-14 Ironstone Line Dancing Weekend 13 Some Enchanted Evening: a Musical Revue 20-21 Behind the Scenes Family Weekend 26-26 Jun Absolutely Buzzing. Inspired by… gallery 27-29 WalkFest!

WP WP NYMR NPC-D Across NYMNP

June 2 9-11 9-11 16-17 24 24 29-25 Jul

Vienna Festival of Ballet (Cinderella) WP Robin Hood’s Bay Folk Weekend Various RHB Whitby 60s Music Festival WP Flipside Rock n Roll Weekend WP ARMED FORCES DAY Dock End, Whitby Absolutely Buzzing: The Show. Inspired by… gallery NPC-D Moor Stories. Inspired by… gallery NPC-D

Armed Forces Day - Saturday 24 June Whitby will support our Armed Forces with displays and entertainment during the day at the War Memorial, Dock End Whitby. Flypasts (weather and operational duties permitting)

July 7-9 9 22 22-23 22-23 22-23 23 24-30 28-30 29 29-30 29-4 Sep

Northern Soul Weekender Blessing of the Boats Danby Live! Feat. Buffalo Skinners + guests @ ParkFest 60s Fest The Great Seaside Vintage Fair Artisan Art Fair @ ParkFest Family Fun Day @ ParkFest National Parks Week Whitby Steampunk Weekend Icons of Folk Rock (Tributes) Whitby Lifeboat Station Flag Weekend Art to Go. Inspired by… gallery

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Supersonic 70s Show Dippy Craft & Gift Fair Staithes RNLI Lifeboat Weekend Whitby Regatta Whitby Folk Week ABBA Revival Tribute

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Keep it Cash (sounds of Johnny Cash) WP Peter Hicks: A Retrospective. Inspired by… gallery NPC-D Motown Soul Weekender WP Whitby Pirate Festival Various locations Whitby 60s Weekend WP Autumn Steam Gala (held over 3 days) NYMR Halfway to Paradise (Billy Fury Story) WP

October 1 Autumn Steam Gala 7-8 October Seaside Vintage Fair 13-15 Railway in Wartime Weekend 15 MoorsRun 20-22 Musicport Festival 26-29 Hallowe’en Train

NYMR WP NYMR NPC-D WP NYMR

November 3 TBC 18-19 25-26

Chamber Music Concert Whitby Goth Weekend Christmas Craft Fair Dippy Christmas Craft & Gifts Fair

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Vienna Festival Ballet (Sleeping Beauty) WP Whitby Winterfest car park + WP NYMR Santa Special Train Services (visit website) NYMR Masquerade Ball (Sat 16 & Fri 22 Dec) WP Lions Boxing Day Dip West Pier, Whitby

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Ryedale Show Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Show Thornton-le-Dale Show Hinderwell Agricultural Show Danby Agricultural Show Sleights Show Egton Horse & Agricultural Show Bilsdale Show Farndale Show Kildale Show Lealholm Show Castleton Show

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NPC-D = National Park Centre, Danby NYMR = North Yorkshire Moors Railway EVR = Esk Valley Railway For more details of Esk Valley Railway events see pages 39 & 40.

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Request your free property owner’s pack today

Call 01947 820272 or visit our local office in Whitby www.yorkshire-cottages.info

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Brewery Tours available on request

Come sample our ales in our new on-site brewery tap!

EAST CLIFF, WHITBY YO22 4JR TEL: 01947 228871 E: INFO@WHITBY-BREWERY.COM FIND OUT MORE & ORDER ONLINE AT

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The Moors and Valleys The North York Moors, heather clad uplands and fertile valleys offer many opportunities to explore and relax. The valleys to the west of the moors give a glimpse of farms and settlements tucked under moortops. The River Esk is the main river flowing from the upper moorlands above Westerdale, a dale that the knight Templars cultivated in the 12th Century. Castleton is the original capital of the dales and the first major settlement on the river. Famous in the 1800s for its local cheese market, even supplying Queen Victoria. Danby keeps well above the Esk and as its name implies was a Viking settlement. A charming chain of a village with the North York Moors Visitor Centre and Gallery nearby; well worth a visit. Look up and you will see Danby Castle across the valley, home to Katherine Parr, Henry VIII’s wife who survived him!

“A Meander Down the Esk” Watercolorist John Freeman takes a meandering journey down the River Esk, portraying the beautiful river in all its moods. The book will appeal to people who love the North York Moors National Park, the Esk Valley and Whitby.

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Glaisdale owes most of its size to an industrial past but above all is renowned for the delightful Beggars Bridge and its romantic story.

BEACON FARM Ice Cream Parlour & Tearooms

Real dairy ice cream made on the farm in a variety of flavours. Freshly ground coffee, full English breakfast, paninis, homemade soup and homemade baking. Children’s play area & bouncy castle. Open 7 days a week in summer 9am - 5pm Sneaton, Whitby

Tel: 01947 605 212

Email: info@beaconfarmicecream.co.uk

www.beaconfarmicecream.co.uk

Egton and Egton Bridge are two separate villages in reality. The historic claim to fame is that it was the birthplace of the martyred Father Postgate who was hunted down and betrayed for his Catholic preaching throughout the area. Beck Hole is a pretty spot with a quaint pub and the hub of some pleasant walks. Climb up the road to Goathland and you will see the village that was ‘home’ to the TV series “Heartbeat”. The village, nearly a mile in length, once had a golf course running through it! Grosmont once had a population of 9,000, 3 blast furnaces and a brickworks! Some traces remain but as a visitor you will be drawn to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Station and workshops. Sleights - The Bridge, a previous structure washed away in the 1930 floods, is a fine spot to view the salmon leap. Catch a steam train heading in to Whitby or up the Esk Valley. Ruswarp (pronounced ‘Rusup’) - For boating and other delights where the tidal reaches of the Esk end at the weir. The village is a pleasant stroll from Whitby.

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The ‘Ruswarp Round’ Circular Walk WHITBY – RUSWARP – WHITBY Riverside, railway and monks’ trod footpaths Distance: 2 miles Type: Moderate Time: approx. 1 hour

Start and Finish - Marina car park. From the Coates Marine end of the car park follow the river-side path through to Ruswarp. Admire the old Railway Viaduct halfway along! At the end of the path, turn right onto the High Street and take a right turn after Jackson’s Butchers and Ruswarp Hall on to the Monks’ Trod. Follow the Trod to a signposted junction at a metal kissing gate. There are now two alternatives: 1) Go straight on which is the last section of the Esk Valley Walk. Follow the ‘leaping salmon’ signs back to Whitby, via school playing fields and cross the A171 road, down the footpath, and cross the railway line to the car park. 2) At the kissing gate, follow the Trod to the left up the hill. This path leads to the main road at the Prospect Hill traffic lights. At the lights, follow the signs down the hill to the left, to the Town Centre.

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Botton Village, nestled at the head of the lovely Danby Dale in the North York Moors National Park, provides meaningful work and a fulfilling way of life for adults with learning disabilities and other special needs, providing support in their home, work and social life. Visitors will be inspired by the scenery, tranquility and warm welcome they will receive when exploring the village with its food and craft workshops, farms, gardens and beautiful church. The village store sells many of the products and crafts produced in the workshops, alongside traditional groceries and household goods.

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North York Moors National Park

The North York Moors National Park is an enchanting place at any time of year but in late summer England’s largest expanse of heather moorland blooms purple, creating a truly magnificent sight. This beautiful place is a haven for all sorts of wildlife, particularly ground-nesting birds such as curlew, lapwing, golden plover and merlin. Meanwhile, timeless stone villages, coastal harbours and thriving market towns offer a wealth of attractions, from museums, galleries, castles and abbeys to clifftop walks, cosy pubs and tempting tearooms.

The Moors National Park Centre For a great free family day out on the outskirts of Danby. There’s an outdoor adventure play area and indoor climbing wall, as well as children’s activities, gift shop and café. Find out about the people, places and wildlife of the North York Moors. Take a look at the changing exhibitions within the Inspired by… gallery, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017!

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North York Moors National Park Events and activities The North York Moors National Park organises events throughout the year including children’s craft activities, guided walks, havea-go archery, outdoor adventures, art workshops and more. Don’t miss ParkFest at The Moors National Park Centre (22 & 23 July), which marks the start of National Parks Week. See www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/events for full details or pick up a free copy of the North York Moors’ annual ‘Out and About’ guide from The Moors National Park Centre.

Cycling in the North York Moors. Why not try… The 21-mile Cinder Track, along the line of the former Whitby to Scarborough railway (there’s bike hire at Trailways at Hawsker, along the route) Dalby Forest Loop – a 14-mile ‘Explorer’ route, showing you parts of the National Park you can’t reach by car (bike hire from Dalby Bike Barn, Dalby Forest) Mountain bikers can ride the forest trails in Dalby Forest or tackle a section of the 150-mile ‘Moor to Sea’ cycle network. Download routes at www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/cycling

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Walking in the North York Moors. Why not try… WalkFest (27 – 29 May), the National Park’s annual walking festival www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/walkingfestival a hike along the cliffs from Whitby to the smugglers’ haunt of Robin Hood’s Bay the walk from Cloughton to the rocky beach and waterfall at Hayburn Wyke the Cleveland Way National Trail’s new 1-mile stretch with a spectacular vantage point overlooking Staithes a riverside stroll in the Esk Valley, from Lealholm to Grosmont Download routes at www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/walking

Leave the car at home The Esk Valley Railway wends a scenic journey from Whitby to Middlesbrough, stopping at the moorland villages along the way, or you can take the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, whose lovingly restored steam trains run from Whitby to Pickering through the heart of the National Park. For more details see www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/travel

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the world’s greatest heritage railway experiences with thrills and family fun at its heart. Climb on board a steam or heritage diesel train to experience 24 miles of Yorkshire’s amazing scenery at this must-see visitor attraction. Visit Pickering and explore the historic market town, 13th century castle and Beck Isle Museum. Or explore Levisham station and surrounding country walks. A must-see is the celebrity station of Goathland, which became Hogsmeade station in the first Harry Potter film. Grosmont is home to the operating and engineering world of the railway and a visit to Whitby, with its narrow streets and bustling harbour, is overlooked by the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey. The North York Moors Historical Railway Trust is a not-for-profit charitable organisation run as part of the local community. Every visitor that travels on the railway helps to preserve one of the UKs earliest and most historic lines. With trains running daily from 3rd April to 31st October, we will take you on a journey you can’t even imagine! For the latest travel information, news, events and prices check nymr.co.uk before visiting.

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The Esk Valley Line The superbly scenic Esk Valley Railway takes you from urban Middlesbrough through picturesque villages, such as Lealholm, to the famous and historic fishing port of Whitby. Throughout the 35 mile journey, just relax and enjoy the constantly changing rural landscape. It is a unique and affordable way of discovering the North York Moors National Park, without having to resort to the car. The line connects at Grosmont with the heritage steam service to Pickering. Hikers and walkers can also explore the surrounding countryside before catching the train home. One of the best walks is the Esk Valley Walk between Castleton and Whitby, a 37 mile route which follows the River Esk from its source at Esklets, Castleton, until it ends at Whitby where it flows into the sea.

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Whitby is rightly renowned for its rich heritage and unspoilt setting. The station is situated right in the centre of the town by the harbour. Enjoy Whitby’s famous fish and chips, spend the day on the sandy beach, search for jet and fossils along the coastline or visit the Captain Cook Museum and Pannett Park Museum. SUNDAY SERVICES 2017 commence 2 April. For full timetable see www.eskvalleyrailway.co.uk/timetable.html

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Places to Eat Whitby and the surrounding area offers a superb variety of restaurants, cafes, tearooms, pubs and inns to suit all tastes and pockets.

Whitby’s Oldest Coaching Inn Built in 1681, The White Horse & Griffin perfectly captures the heritage, ambience and essence of Whitby. A stone’s throw from the foot of the famous 199 Abbey steps, the bar, restaurant and 10 character ensuite bedrooms transport visitors to a bygone world of explorers, smugglers and gallons of alcohol. Open daily from 8am, the restaurant has a reputation for great food served in a relaxed, unfussy style.

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Email: info@whitehorseandgriffin.com

Visit us at whitehorseandgriffin.com Tel: 01947 825060

Licensed Coffee Lounge & Gift Shop

THE HOM E OF HOME BA KING

Relax on our comfy sofas with FREE WiFi & daily newspapers     

Fresh ground ‘Baytown Coffee’ 16 award winning loose leaf teas Cakes & scones baked fresh daily Full menu available Eat in or takeaway

5a Golden Lion Bank, Whitby YO21 3BS (above the Greedy Pig shop)

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7 Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3PU

Tel: 01947 825346 NATIONAL FISH & CHIP SHOP OF THE YEAR*

Multi Award Winning Fish & Chips * National Champion - Fish & Chip Takeaway of the Year 2014. National Fish & Chip Awards Top 3 Fish & Chip Restaurant of the Year. National Winner of the Marketing and Innovation Award 2014. • Air Conditioned • Licensed • Family Friendly • Full Facilities for the Disabled

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Locally sourced, home made food and amazing cakes Selection of specialty gins, teas and coffees

Licenced walled courtyard garden Gift shop, dog friendly, free wi-fi Open 9.30am - 5pm 7 days a week

Rusty Shears, 3 Silver Street, Whitby YO21 3BU Telephone 01947 605383

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The Magpie Cafe The critically acclaimed Magpie Cafe is to many Britain’s best exponent of good quality Fish and Seafood, simply cooked. Named ‘best seafood establishment’ at the England and Wales Food awards 2014. Nestling by the harbour side, it has become an essential destination for visitors from all over the world. In The Good Food Guide 1980-2017 14 Pier Rd Tel: 01947 602058 Email: info@magpiecafe.co.uk www.magpiecafe.co.uk

The Whitby Catch Straight from the sea, onto the boat, into the market, and across the road to The Magpie’s Whitby Catch. We pride ourselves on our extensive range of fresh and smoked fish, shellfish and seafood. Our produce is always of the highest quality and freshness. Pop in to see us at 1 Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PU Tel: 01947 601313 Email: enquiries@thewhitbycatch.co.uk or buy fresh fish and shellfish online at www.thewhitbycatch.co.uk

Magpie's Kitchen Open Daily from 10am for all your Kitchen and Tableware needs. 2 Golden Lion Bank, Whitby (Opposite the Swing Bridge) Tel: 01947 825122

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FISH KITCHEN • TAKE-AWAY • CHARCOAL GRILL • WORLD BEERS

Specialising in serving fresh, locally sourced fish and a variety of other delicious seafood, steaks and more, along with vegetarian options. All our steaks and chicken are supplied by our local butcher and are cooked to perfection in our charcoal fired oven (Bertha). Our beautifully refurbished premises (formerly the old Burberry Factory) with an extensive balcony overlook the harbour. Dine al fresco whilst enjoying amazing East and West Pier views. Mezzanine level upstairs - available for private parties. Serving a selection of sparkling wines, world beers and unusual spirits.

Market Place, Whitby YO22 4DD • Tel: 01947 600306 info@abbeywharfwhitby.co.uk www.abbeywharfwhitby.co.uk

Excellently based, across the road from Whitby Station, The George Hotel offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere with comfortable accommodation and is within walking distance from the Marina, beaches, museums, shops and attractions. Drink where the locals drink. Join in for a hand-pulled ale, wine or spirits. Lavazza Coffee and other hot beverages available. Why not try our Sunday Carvery? Served from 12.00 – 3.00pm. Entertainment most nights of the week. Late licence Fridays & Saturdays SKY TV including Sports Channels.

38 Baxtergate, Whitby YO21 1BN • Tel: 01947 602565 info@georgehotelwhitby.co.uk www.georgehotelwhitby.co.uk

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 01947 881044

Breakfast, snacks, evening meals & Sunday lunches Licensed bar • Free parking Family & dog friendly • Play area Available for Private functions

Open: Sun/Mon 10-4, Thurs/Fri/Sat 10-9pm, Tues/Wed Closed Northcliffe Holiday Park, High Hawsker, Whitby, YO22 4LL enquiries@coast-cafebar.com www.coast-cafebar.com

THE BLITZ Inspired by the style of the 1940s

97-98 Church Street Whitby YO22 4DE

Pop in for a drink, and sample our home-made cakes and cream teas, or enjoy our extensive menu of hot and cold foods, available throughout the day. At night, the café transforms to the delight of TAPAS with great Spanish dishes, steaks and fine wines. We serve a range of beers, ales and cocktails throughout the day as well as hot drinks, not just tea and coffee.

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Tel: 01947 606935


A Note of Special Interest Whitby Town Council (WTC) with support of the Whitby & District Tourism Association (WDTA) are currently pursuing UNESCO World Heritage Site status for Whitby Abbey Headland. World Heritage Status would be wonderful, and most well deserved because of its… Religious significance – St Hilda’s Synod of Whitby in the 7th Century set the date of Easter throughout the world and her calculation is still used today. Geological significance – local fossils were the Type Specimens used by geologists worldwide (especially Ammonite hildrocerous named after St Hilda). Whitby Museum is world famous for them. Nautical significance – Captain James Cook learned his seamanship in Whitby, chose Whitby-built ships for his 3 great voyages to put the world ‘on the map’, and Captain Cook Museum is where he lived. Architectural significance – St Hilda’s medieval abbey is largely unexplored; the magnificent ruins of the later abbey remain, overlooking the historic port where the medieval street pattern is still in use.

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Whitby Area Map

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Whitby’s famous Seafood Restaurant & Takeaway Renowned for Traditional Fish & Chips and the Finest Quality Seafood

Open all day every day New Quay Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Telephone: (01947) 603212 www.trenchersrestaurant.co.uk


Whitby’s famous Seafood Restaurant & Takeaway Renowned for Traditional Fish & Chips and the Finest Quality Seafood

Open all day every day New Quay Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Telephone: (01947) 603212 www.trenchersrestaurant.co.uk

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