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“Fun, informative and quite ok for young'uns”
Review of Whitby Walks

Whitby Walks
Ranked #5 of 17 Tours in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fun, informative and quite ok for young'uns”
Reviewed 4 April 2013

I agree with the other reviews - Harry who takes it is amusing - audience participation required, you see parts of Whitby's backstreets you might not travel otherwise, and its fun. It is not scary, nor is it a lecture-style walking talk about Dracula, although it does tell you some things about Stoker that the passing traveller might not know. It doesn't go near the Abbey (which is closed at night anyway) - its for fun and amusement and on a really quite cold night still kept all our attention. Our group was about 30, which was just small enough to hear and he does try and get everyone close enough (but that also puts you in the firing line for audience involvement!) It lasts just over an hour, but do turn up on time, he doesn't like latecomers (perhaps he has something else to do after it?). Pushchairs could be accommodated but would not be ideal given the terrain, and obviously its an hour standing and walking up and down cobbles and steps in the dark, so not ideal for the infirm either. You need to pay in cash.

Visited March 2013
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Walsall, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Drac-tastic!”
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Harry's tours are superb: plenty of stories and plenty of stops, unlike other Whitby tours which are all-talk-and-not-enough-walk. The Dracula tour is full of history and facts, and he also does a ghost walk and a daytime history tour.

Harry himself is very knowledgeable, and unsurprisingly also works for the local tourist office. He's very funny, patient and great with children, and he'll take his time to answer any questions.

"There's a right way, a wrong way, and then there's the Whitby way!"

Visited September 2012
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Chester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“An entertaining evening!!”
Reviewed 10 March 2013

Harry's Dracula Walk was on my 'must do' list when visiting Whitby. Dracula was one of the main reasons for the visit; I have read the book, but my boyfriend hadn't, yet we both found the walk interesting and entertaining. Harry certainly knows his stuff, and combined parts of the Dracula book with Whitby history, and some fiction too, but he says this from the outset!! The walk takes you through some of the tiny streets and snickets that you probably wouldn't have bothered walking if you were just wandering around the town on your own, so this made it even more interesting for me. The tour had something for everyone, and included every member of the group, and made sure everyne kept up with the walking, and found alternative routes for the lady that brought a pushchair. I have to admit, our group was quite small, because it was low season, and if it had been busier, it might have been harder to hear the stories if you were at the back of the group, but Harry is engaging and makes everything interesting and atmospheric. The tour ends in the hotel bar, but there's no obligation to buy a drink, though if it's cold, you might want one! I'd definitely recommend this if you want to do something different after tea on a dusky evening, whether you've read the book or not!!

Visited March 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“we went on the ghost walk and enjoyed it”
Reviewed 11 February 2013

we actually went on the ghost walk, not the Dracula one, but Harry does both. The ghost walk only featured a few ghost stories but we also enjoyed the descriptions of Whitby history (I'm a history teacher). you also get to see parts of the town you might not if you were just looking at the main tourist areas. Harry was full of humour and delivered the stories well. if you had previously gone on a really scary walk like the one we went on in Edinburgh vaults, then you might be disappointed, but on the other hand you could take the whole family on this walk. whiby is quite a hilly place, so I wouldn't recommend the walk if you have mobility issues, but we didn't find it to be a long or arduous walk. there is a hotel opposite the whale bones where the walk starts - you can have a drink here, look out for Harry arriving, so you don't need to wait around in the cold - and go to the loo before the walk starts! go on it -its fun!

Visited February 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Interesting and entertaining”
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Six of us decided to spook ourselves up on the Friday of the Goth weekend. We all met at the whalebones at 8pm together with our other ghost hunters. The money was taken and we were off. The tour was taken by a top hatted guide who got us all oooooing on demend. The tour took about an hour and half around the back streets of Whitby, many of whom i'd never seen before. The information provided was interesting, the ghost stories were good. I liked the one about the hands. I think the guide could have been a bit more dramatic and at times i had difficulty hearing him as he dropped his voice for effect.

Visited November 2012
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