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Whitby Town Route

Whitby, YO21 3HA

Explore the beautiful seaside down of Whitby, home to an atmospheric abbey, historic harbour, and Dracula himself, in this digital treasure hunt.

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Begin this trail at the Whalebone Arch on North Terrace.
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Whalebone Arch
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Start at the whalebone arch on the North Terrace (west cliff) and look nearby for an information board about whales.

Walk closer to this point to reveal a question.

Between 1753 and 1833 how many whales were brought back to Whitby?
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In the 18th and 19th centuries dozens of ships braved the Arctic seas off Greenland to hunt whales for their lucrative whale oil. This whalebone arch dates back to 1853.

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View of the Abbey
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Facing the whalebone arch turn right and walk along North Terrace. Search for an information board about Whitby Abbey.
Tthe original abbey and monastery was founded when the king of Northumbria sent which Abbess to Whitby in AD 657?
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Dracula's Bench
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Walk down the steps behind the information board Search the benches just above and right of the stone tunnel and look for Dracula's bench.
This seat was erected to mark which anniversary of Bam Stokers death in April 1980?
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Cliff Street
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Head back down to the main path and walk left, keeping the road to your right. Turn left immediately following a zebra crossing and proceed carefully down the narrow street until you reach the pictured building.
Which two letters can be seen below the year of construction (1888)?
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This building, designed by R Lennard, has been used as an architects office, antique dealers, and also a dance studio.

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Alice's Adventures
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Continue a short way along Cliff Street and until you reach a small area with an Alice's Adventures in Wonderland theme.
The author known by his pseudonym Lewis Carroll first came to Whitby for two months in the summer of 1854. In which year did he last visit Whitby?
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Flowergate Boulder
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Continue to the end of Cliff Street and turn right onto Flowergate. Walk along the road with a slight uphill gradient and look for a sizeable stone boulder just past the junction to Brunswick Street (on your left).
What is the name of the building directly opposite the boulder that can be seen high up, written in a large white typeface?
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The boulder is an ancient horse mounting block. These blocks were commonly used in the 18th century.

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Brunswick Street Terrace
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Head back slightly and walk along Brunswick Street. Look for a building that can be entered via the top floor and search for a square plaque nearby.
This building was scheduled under the Town & Country Planning act as being of special architectural and historical interest in which year?
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Did you know this is just one of many Grade II listed buildings in Whitby?

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War Memorial
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Continue to the end of Brunswick Street, between two ornate churches, then turn left at the junction. Walk past the train station and search the paved area near a small roundabout for a War Memorial with an information board nearby.
In which year did the Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment) lose 151 men and 5 officers in the far north or Norway?
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New Quay Road
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Continue past the paved area keeping the waterfront to your right. Look for another information near a large pile of lobster pots.
Which street was recorded in 1539 as a Kings Highway?
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Swing Bridge
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Continue along the path, carefully cross the road then begin to cross the swing bridge. Look for a plaque halfway across.
In which year was was the Whitby Bridge erected?
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Old Town Hall
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Continue along Bridge Street and turn left onto Church Street, following the signs to Whitby Abbey. Looks for the Old Town Hall building featuring columns and a clock tower.
Search the building for an oval stone plaque. Who was the Old Town Hall built by?
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The Old Town Hall was built in 1788 on the site of an old tollbooth that had become decayed.

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Tate Hill Pier
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Continue along Church Street until it turns right in front of the Whitby Jet Heritage Centre. Take the footpath left and head down to Tate Hill Pier.
In which year was this pier lengthened to 105 yards?
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Tate Hill Pier was originally known as Burgess Pier as it was constructed by the Burgesses of Whitby.

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Dementia Awreness Garden
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Exit the pier and head back up the steps. Turn left onto Sandside and look for the tiered Dementia Awareness Garden.
Within the garden is a statue of which poet?
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Did you know Cædmon is the earliest English poet whose name is known?

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199 Steps
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Walk up the famed 199 steps and explore the Church of St Mary at the top. Walk to the far end of the church and search for a date below three small arched windows.
In which year was this part of the church was constructed?
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The original church was built on this site around 1110 and has seen many additions and alterations. Bam Stoker used the graveyard as the setting for Dracula.

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A Gentleman's Mansion
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exit the graveyard through the gate in the direction of the abbey ruins. Turn right and walk through the gates of the mansion house and look for a bronze plaque in front of a statue.
In which year did the 'new wing' of the mansion lose its roof?
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In 2000 English Heritage converted the ruined mansion into a visitor centre and museum.

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Donkey Field
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Head back towards the Church of St Mary. Take the cobble road to the left of the gate to the graveyard. After a short walk turn left and look for an information board titled 'Digging the Donkey Field'.
Which item of jewellery is shown in picture number 4?
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Signposts
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Follow the path along the donkey field and look for a signpost at the end of the path.
In the direction of the Whitby Visitor Centre and the Town Centre is a Memorial Museum dedicated to who (two words)?
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We may well discover more about Captain James Cook later in this trail...

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Tatie Market
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Walk down the steps and return to the town. When you reach the road turn left and look for an information board in the corner of car park titled 'Grape Lane / Church Street'.
The Potato (Tatie) Market is where the Abbott of Whitby had his toll booth prior to which year?
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100 Years
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Walk along Grape Lane, then carefully cross the road and look for an information board near the entrance to the bridge titled '100 Years of Whitby Swing Bridge'.
In January of which year was the first foundation stone laid for the first swing bridge?
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Granite Fountain
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Walk across the bridge and look for a granite drinking fountain (now disused) dedicated to those who valiantly served their country through the First and Second World Wars.
This memorial was donated by the People of Whitby and which party (three words)?
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Coffee House Steps'
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Walk along St Ann's Staith keeping the river to your right. Look for an information board titled 'Coffee House Steps'.
What was built in the early 1900s that became the home of Whitby's fish market (two words)?
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Whitby Bandstand
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Continue along the path towards the seafront and walk to the Whitby bandstand. Search nearby for an information board about the Whitby Piers Coastal Protection Scheme.
How many tons of sandstone were ordered for the repairs and enlargements to the piers between 1789 and 1861?
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West Lighthouse
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Walk along the pier and look for a plaque on the Whitby Harbour West Lighthouse, simply titled 'Erected'.
Who is the engineer that is named on this plaque (two words)?
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Did you know Francis Pickernell also designed the first Whitby Swing Bridge that opened in 1835? The date on this plaque, A.D. MDCCCLXXI, is the year 1871.

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Gun Bettery
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Turn around and walk back along the pier towards the town. Turn right when you exit the pier and search for a gun battery facing out to sea.
This 'Pounder Gun' was salvaged from the wreck of which steamer?
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The African Transport was a coal cargo ship built in 1913 and lost in 1918 during the First World War.

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English Coast Path
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Turn around and walk up the steps away from the seafront. Turn right and follow the road until you reach another set of steps on your right leading to the top of west cliff. Search the area atop the steps for an information board about the English Coast Path and the Cleveland Way Trail.
When complete, how long (in miles) will the England Coast Path be?
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Captain Cook Statue
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Continue towards the Whalebone Arch and look for a statue of Captain James Cook. Search for the plaque commemoratomg the men who built the 'Whitby Ships' used by Captain Cook.
Four ships are listed; the Endeavour, the Discovery, the Adventure, and which other ship?
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