Whitby Evening Slim Panoramic captures the essence of this historic old town perfectly. Whitby has a long history dating back to 657 AD when it was chosen as the site for Whitby Abbey, a monastery founded by Saint Hilda. The town’s maritime heritage is celebrated in its museums and heritage sites which attract visitors from all over the world. One of the most popular tourist attractions is the 199 Steps which lead up to the 14th-century Church of Saint Hilda and Whitby Abbey.
Whitby was also home to the famous Captain James Cook, who sailed from its port on his voyages of exploration. The town’s association with Cook is commemorated in many ways, including the Captain Cook Memorial Museum.
The town’s spectacular coastline and dramatic cliffs make it a popular destination for walkers and climbers, and its beaches are popular with surfers and families. Whitby’s historic harbour is also a draw for tourists, with boats offering trips out to sea and around the picturesque coastline.