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Visitor Attractions in Whitby for a family day out!!

Monday, February 1st, 2010

There’s a lot more to see in Whitby than just Dracula and The Whales Jawbone;) Here are a list of the top tourist attractions in Whitby

Whitby Abbey

The moody and magnificent ruins of Whitby Abbey have drawn successive generations – from Saints to Dracula – to this site of settlement, religious devotion and even literary inspiration.

Whitby Museum

Captain James Cook material, fossils, ship models, Whitby jet ornaments, whaling, the Scoresbys, local history, geology, archaeology, bygones and costumes.

Whitby Wizzard

The Whitby Wizard is the first science centre in North Yorkshire and has one hundred hands-on experiments of real science, made to be handled safely and freely by both adults and children.

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Award winning attraction – Yorkshire’s White Rose Awards 2005 – celebrating the life of Captain Cook.

Museum of Victorian Science

Showing the education of the young Victorians, with Dr Frankenstein’s Laboratory. Strange glowing bulbs, Jacob’s Ladder, crackling sparks, electric flames and much more!

Robin Hood’s Bay

The old village of Robin Hood’s Bay is a magnet for visitors. The village road runs steeply down to the very edge of the rocky shore and there are intriguing alleyways weaving between tightly-packed cottages and houses.

The Bram Stoker Dracula Experience

Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ is brought to life in this walk-through attraction – a series of 10 scenes using sounds and new electronic special effects, models and live actors.

Whale Bone Arch – West Cliff

Original Whale jaw bone arch was erected some time after 1853 & is now displayed in the Whitby Archives & Heritage Centre. A replica was presented to Whitby by Norway in 1963. The current replacement was donated by Alaska in April 2003.

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