A-Z of Whitby
15th February 2020
The Yorkshire fishing town of Whitby, close to the spectacular scenery of the North York Moors, has attracted visitors for centuries. The ruins of the famous abbey overlooking the town are on one of the earliest Christian sites in the country, and later became famous as the setting for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Whitby was an important fishing port, including the whaling industry, and its colliery vessels played a significant part in the coal trade along the coast, on which Captain Cook spent his early years. The Victorian craze for the mineral jet, found in deposits around Whitby, also played a major role in the local industry. Today Whitby is still an active port and fishing town, with a new marina, as well as a popular tourist destination.
A–Z of Whitby delves into the history of this Yorkshire coastal town, revealing interesting and significant moments. It highlights well-known landmarks, famous residents and digs beneath the surface to uncover some of the lesser-known facts about Whitby and its hidden gems. This fascinating A–Z tour of Whitby is fully illustrated and will appeal to all those with an interest in this popular seaside town.