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Historic Site:Whale Bone Arch

Historic Site, free entry

Whale Bone Arch - Whitby

Whale Bone Arch - Whitby

Businesses across the Yorkshire Coast are looking forward to welcoming you back.

Please check the individual website for reopening dates, opening times and booking details.

We recommend you follow current public health advice and maintain social distancing.


Original Whale jaw bone arch was erected some time after 1853 and is now 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.

Public toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Open all the time


Free entry


Tourism Bureau


North Yorkshire,
YO21 3HA



See location of Whale Bone Arch on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NZ 897114  Lat: 54.49024 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 whale bone arch and Captain Cook monument and 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

Parking: with charge


  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted