The quaint streets of Whitby, leading to the harbour, which provided the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula”, are now filled curios, antiques and small shops where personal service is still the rule, making browsing and shopping a real pleasure.
Perched high on the east cliff proudly stands the haunting remains of Whitby's magnificent Abbey, founded by St Hilda in 657ad. Adjacent to this is St Mary’s Church which features carved pews made by ship’s carpenters and craftsmen from Whitby’s once booming whaling fleet.
Whitby Museum gives only a hint of the rich history which can be found by wandering around Whitby’s streets. Inside the museum, discover the town’s most famous inhabitant. Captain James Cook, who sailed from this port to change the history of the world. His house, now the Captain Cook Museum, can still be seen on Grape Lane.