Essential Whitby: Discover the town’s legends on a self-guided audio tour

Whitby Trip Overview

It’s not easy journeying to Whitby, so it’s important to make the most of your time here. On this self-guided GPS audio tour, I’ll introduce you to major local characters, engrossing legends and hidden treasures in this historic town, over a millennium in the making. Whether this is your first visit or your thirtieth, this tour is certain to make you look at Whitby in a new light. It also provides an ideal introduction to sites like the Whitby Abbey, the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and the Endeavour Experience, which you can return to at the end of the tour.

On this tour, you’ll hear about:

• Some of the greatest voyages of exploration of all time
• Why people once thought the town was infested with serpents
• How Whitby jet, a gemstone, inspired the novel Dracula
• An illiterate poet
• Why there’s a polar bear in the town centre
• Why the houses with the best views were some of the cheapest
• The Hand of Glory and where to find it

Additional Info

Duration: 60 to 75 minutes
Starts: Whitby, United Kingdom
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours



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It’s not easy journeying to Whitby, so it’s important to make the most of your time here. On this self-guided GPS audio tour, I’ll introduce you to major local characters, engrossing legends and hidden treasures in this historic town, over a millennium in the making. Whether this is your first visit or your thirtieth, this tour is certain to make you look at Whitby in a new light. It also provides an ideal introduction to sites like the Whitby Abbey, the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and the Endeavour Experience, which you can return to at the end of the tour.

On this tour, you’ll hear about:

• Some of the greatest voyages of exploration of all time
• Why people once thought the town was infested with serpents
• How Whitby jet, a gemstone, inspired the novel Dracula
• An illiterate poet
• Why there’s a polar bear in the town centre
• Why the houses with the best views were some of the cheapest
• The Hand of Glory and where to find it

Itinerary
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Pass By: Captain Cook Statue, Cliff Street, Whitby YO21 3HA England

The tour begins next to the Captain Cook Memorial Statue.

Pass By: The Granby, 34 Skinner Street, Whitby YO21 3AJ England

On this tour, you’ll briefly stop outside The Granby pub.

Pass By: Pannett Park, Pannet Park, Whitby YO21 1RE England

The tour takes you around Pannett Park

Pass By: Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 41 Brunswick St, Whitby YO21 1BN, UK

The tour takes you passed the Church of Saint John the Evangelist

Pass By: Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, Grape Lane, Whitby YO22 4BA England

The tour passes by the Captain Cook Memorial Museum.

Pass By: Tate Hill Pier, Whitby YO22 4DL, UK

This tour takes you onto the Tate Hill Pier

Pass By: 199 Steps, Henrietta St, Whitby YO22 4DL England

The tour passes the 199 Steps memorial.

Pass By: Church of St Mary, Abbey Plain, Whitby YO22 4JR, UK

The tour takes you around the Church of St Mary.

Pass By: Whitby Abbey, Abbey Lane, Whitby YO22 4JT England

The tour ends outside the Whitby Abbey.



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