The weekend was absolutely glorious! We headed over to Whitby for some cooling sea breeze (and of course fish & chips).
The weather was 10 degrees cooler than inland and it made a refreshing change rather than stifling heat.
The ‘jewel in the crown’ of the North Yorkshire coast, Whitby is consistently voted as one of the UK’s top seaside destinations
Whitby is rich in cultural history, with the River Esk carving its way through the Eskdale Valley to this stunning natural harbour. With towering cliffs riding high on the ancient East Side and dramatic landscapes ushering in the modern West Cliff, the town of Whitby has a great legacy steeped in history, culture and myth.
The history of Whitby is fascinating and includes ties to Dracula, Whaling, and Captain Cook. This small coastal town is still reminiscent of its past, and still boasts quaint cottages, cobblestoned creeks, the quintessential ruined Abbey, and a harbour complete with fully functional lighthouses.
Not only is Whitby haunted by ghosts and doomed with beasts but it’s also home to quite a few tales of folklore and fables; from the demise of Humpty Dumpty to the mermaids who washed up on Staithes beach. For centuries sailors and fishermen have swapped stories to either scare or entertain their listeners.