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The West and East sides of Whitby from the road bridge with the Abbey in the background.
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The Yards of Whitby
The ancient fishing port of Whitby is built on
both banks of the mouth of the river Esk. The older East side is joined to the
West side by a swing bridge which opens to let boats out from the inner
and marina onto the open sea. The
main street of the old East side of Whitby is Church Street, which has cottages
to one side and the river to the other. At the
swing bridge it becomes a cobbled pedestrian street
with houses and shops on both sides.
Church Street runs to the base of the 199
steps up to Whitby Abbey and Saint Hilda's Church with its eerie graveyard of
weathered headstones. From here you have a marvellous view up the coast to Sandsend with its pretty beach.
The yards of Whitby are a unique feature of the town,
housing pretty old cottages which were once the homes for the large families of
fishermen, artisans and seamen.
Whitby is a working port, and opposite the amusements you can see the fishing boats bring in their catches and watch the fishermen attend to their nets.