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Never been to whitby what to do?

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Never been to whitby what to do?

Myself and my husband are londoners but our surname is whitby so people always ask if weve been there and always say no, were now thinking of coming for a weekend to see what were missing but we know nothing about the place at all, what can we see or do in a weekend? Is there a beach? Town ? Shops? Sightseeing etc? We will probably have an 8 year okd with us. Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Never been to whitby what to do?

yes to all the above... sightseeing, the dracula church and abbey on the clifftop are an excellent place to start, the beach at sansend is excellent, shops are the usual mix with an extra helping of kippers (see the smoke house, past the bottom of the 199 steps), goth clothing and dracula.

suggestions (which an 8 yr old might like), go fossil hunting (but check the tide times), have a victorian photo taken, go on the steam railway (NYMR) to goathland (harry potter location). go on a fishing trip (they do some for kids, where they trawl stuff up and let you see all the differnt things, crabs and invertebrates.

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2. Re: Never been to whitby what to do?

http://www.visitwhitby.com

http://www.visit-whitby.com

Plenty to do there!

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3. Re: Never been to whitby what to do?

Many links to Captain James Cook

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4. Re: Never been to whitby what to do?

Dracula, jet, kippers, fish and chips.

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Ghost walk

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6. Re: Never been to whitby what to do?

There is loads to do. A lovely, old fashioned seaside town with an Abbey, Dracula links, the Whalebone Arch, St Mary's Church, museums, Captain Cook, wonderful seafood, and so on!

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7. Re: Never been to whitby what to do?

Wonderful thank you all, i shall get booking

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8. Re: Never been to whitby what to do?

Whitby beaches good too. Must go to Robin Hoods Bay - short drive or bus ride down the coast or you can walk - about 6 miles

Staithes is worth a visit too

On your way up or back call in to York if you haven't been or Helmsley / Rievaulx Abbey

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9. Re: Never been to whitby what to do?

Runswick bay and boggle hole

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10. Re: Never been to whitby what to do?

can't add to whats been said, you will love the place, just be thankful that your surname isn't Bradford

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