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Steeped in history, there are many visitor attractions that are connected to the town's fascinating past. For example, the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, where you can learn about the famous explorer's life in the port town. Other things to do in Whitby include visiting the Dracula Experience on the seafront, where you can be guided through the story and learn about its connection to the town. A trip to Whitby would not be the same without climbing and counting the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey, and exploring the beautiful ruins which tower over the town.
Many flock to Whitby for its boutique shops and quirky streets. This is where you will find unique Whitby jet jewellery and other fascinating items. The town is also home to several annual events including the Bram Stoker International Film Festival and the Whitby Goth Weekend.
There are countless options for those interested in walking in the North York Moors National Park. Clifftop walks along the coastline are part of the Cleveland Way, and the Lyke Wake Walk finishes by nearby Ravenscar.
There is plenty of choice when it comes to restaurants in Whitby. Superb seafood restaurants are scattered along the coastline, serving exquisite meals. All the seafood is locally caught produce purchased from the local fish market. In addition the area has some wonderful traditional Yorkshire pubs and inns, serving Yorkshire ales and home cooked fare. Cafés, tearooms and sandwich bars are also abundant in the area, so you'll be spoilt for choice!
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