A trip up through the North York Moors to Whitby is a delight. The drive is stunning and as you approach the seaside town of Whitby, you can see out across the North Sea and across to Whitby Abbey. Precariously placed high up on the cliffside, the Abbey dominates the town and looks out to sea, as well as across the beautiful and accessible harbour area.
Interesting historical connections include that of Captain Cook, where his ship Endeavour was built in Whitby; Bram Stoker's Dracula was partly set in the town, and; Elisabeth Gaskell set her novel Silvia's Lovers partly in the town. The Whitby Museum offers an interesting historical and social history on the town and the surrounding areas.