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Whitby, North Yorkshire

Review of Whitby by Jess on April 20th, 2011
With it's long sandy beaches, fossil filled cliffs, national park moorland, ancient monuments, beautiful hills and valleys, and all steeped in history, everywhere, Whitby makes an ideal family holiday destination. There's something for everyone. Good surfing, and bathing in the sea at Whitby, Sandsend and Staithes. Some nice sandstone outcrops offer reasonable rock climbing. A disused railway and nearby national forest offer excellent locations for cycling, mountain biking, and orienteering. Excellent fishing is available in the sea and rivers. Walking and hiking to all of these venues is also highly recommended and for the more sedate traveler, the entire area is wonderful to drive around, with fantastic views round most bends of most roads. For the younger visitor Whitby offers excellent night-life with many outstanding and very popular pubs. If you're a bit of a food lover, then Whitby has many establishments that will appeal to your palette, serving food from your classic traditionally smoked kipper and fish and chips, to fantastic five star cuisine. During the summer there are many exciting events which will be of interest to the family with young children. The "Whitby Regatta", for example, offers three days of amusements, parades, fairground rides and even the red arrows. Whatever the weather, whatever the season, there's always something to see or do

Review of Whitby by Jess on April 20th, 2011
The impressive ruins of Whitby Abbey have breathtaking panoramic views of the town of Whitby and the surrounding coastline. From Whitby Harbour the abbey can be reached on foot via the 199 Abbey Steps up the East Cliff, and through the church yard of St Mary's Church. Alternatively a well signposted road leads from the towns outskirts to the clifftop location. There is chargeable parking close to the abbey grounds. Near the abbey ruins are the remains of the Cholmley family mansion, built after Henry VIII supresssion of the abbey. The impressive classical facade now houses an award winning visitor's centre. The centre displays fascinating finds from Anglo-saxon, medieval and the Cholmley periods. There are many interactive activites and an audio tour of the abbey grounds. Courtesy of Wonderful Whitby

Review of Whitby by phil on August 7th, 2007
one word MAGIC

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