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Peace and quiet in Whitby, North Yorkshire.

I had a weeks holiday based in Whitby in North Yorkshire. It was a lovely peaceful week with views of the beautiful ruins of Whitby Abbey from my hotel window. Whitby is famous for its Jet jewellery, fish and chips, Captain James Cook (a British explorer) and for its associations with Dracula thanks to the author Bram Stoker. It is a beautiful little town with its quaint old houses and fishing boats and it has lots to see and do here.

During my stay I visited the Ryedale Folk Museum in Hutton-le-hole, took a train ride from Goathland (where they filmed the TV show Heartbeat) to Whitby and also had a little visit to Castle Howard, where the TV show Brideshead Revisited was filmed. Castle Howard is huge and I was not able to photograph as much of it as I would have liked, but I am hoping to return, may be next year.

Whitby Goth Weekend is an alternative music festival that is held there twice a year and may be of interest to anyone thinking of visiting.

There are so many places you can visit from Whitby - Scarborough, Robin Hoods Bay, York, just to name a few places. Of course, there are other sea side towns north of Whitby that would also be worth a visit and if you wanted to go further north Newcastle would be worth seeing, or evening visiting to do some shopping.

I had the most relaxing week in Whitby - here is a link to my Youtube channel which a slideshow of the photos I took during my visit.


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