Of Whitby, Captain James Cook and Count Dracula

Replica Endeavour and Whitby Abbey..

Whitby – Home to Captain James Cook and the trails of Count Dracula: Mention Whitby and “holiday resort and fish and chips” come to mind. To the unsuspecting modern day traveller, Whitby presents as a sleepy Victorian holiday resort and fishing town. But, Whitby has a long history as an industrial port and a shipbuilding […]

Whitby’s Landmark Lighthouses

West Pier Lighthouse, Whitby..

Whitby Lighthouse History: Whitby’s quaint harbour entrance is marked by two attractive pier lighthouses and two beacons, with the West Pier lighthouse being taller and more substantial than its neighbour. And if you’re wondering why this sleepy fishing town has such huge piers and distinctive lighthouses, Whitby was an industrial port and shipbuilding town, as […]