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Historic Site:Captain Cook Memorial Monument

Historic Site, free entry

Captain Cook Monument

Captain Cook Monument

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Bronze statue of Captain James Cook

Inscription reads:
Front: To Strive, to seek to find and not to yield. To commemorate the men who built, the Whitby Ships and the men who sailed with him.
North Side: In every situation he stood unrivalled and alone on him all eyes were turned.

Cooks Ships, all built in Whitby, were named:
Endeavour - previously called the Earl of Pembroke
Resolution - previously called Drake
Adventure- - previously called Raleigh

Open all the time


Free entry


Tourism Bureau


East Terrace,
North Yorkshire,
YO21 3HA



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Map reference: NZ 897114  Lat: 54.49030 Long: -0.61637

By Road:
A174 - At the roundabout take fist exit into Argyle Road. Right onto North Terrace. Follow along to end of road. The Cook statue and whale bone arch are to the left at the end before turning right onto East Terrace.
By Public Transport:
New Quay road to Peir road and the Kyber Pass to the Whale bone arch, West Cliff. Number 92 local bus up to the West cliff from Whitby bus station and Open top buses during the season run every 15 minutes.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Whitby station