30 Oct 2012
Whitby, North Yorkshire
Whitby is a beautiful harbour town in North Yorkshire. The town rises either side of the River Esk which is spanned by a swing bridge. It is still a fishing port and home to one of the most famous fish and chips restaurants in the UK - The Magpie Restaurant.
It is where Captain James Cook, the 18th century seaman and explorer, learned his seamanship and is featured in Bram Stoker's Dracula.
There are many shops selling jet which was mined here by the Romans and the Victorians and became fashionable in the 19th century when Queen Victoria favoured it after the loss of her beloved Albert.