Whitby Trail - Fish, Fangs and Fossils

Book Tickets Online

About

This walk has been provided by Discovering Britain.

Whitby is a pretty coastal town surrounded by the North York Moors. Generations of holidaymakers have fallen for its scenery, seafood and literary links with Dracula.

But Whitby is literally a town with two sides. Cut in half by the River Esk, Whitby lies between two steep cliffs. This landscape reflects a split personality, a town that revels in contrasts – sea and land, day and night, wealth and poverty, life and death…

This trail looks at some of the ‘dark’ and mysterious forces that have shaped Whitby long before a famous vampire sank his teeth into it.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire
Start point: Whalebone Arch, East Terrace, YO21 3EL
Finish point: Church of St Mary, Church Lane, YO22 4DP
Grid reference: NZ 89732 11430
Be prepared: There are 199 steps to the final stop plus some narrow lanes without pavements. Wear sensible footwear and take your time.
Keep an eye out for: A lost polar bear above your head!

For full written guide for this walk see attached PDF at top of page.

Book Tickets

Facilities

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for groups

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Facilities

Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Parking with charge

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Wheelchairs available

Facilities

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Telephone (public)

Routes

  • Accessibility of route - hills, cobbles, steps
  • Description of route - See weblink below
  • Length of route (miles) - 1
  • Typical duration of route - 60 - 90 mins

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road: Accessed from the A174 or A171 north, the A171 south from Scarborough, the A169 west from Pickering.

Public Transport Directions

By Public Transport: Whitby can still be reached by rail on the Esk Valley Line from Middlesbrough and from Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, connecting to the former line at Grosmont. Accessible by Public Transport: Whitby station is 0 miles away.

Whitby Trail - Fish, Fangs and Fossils

Type:Town Trail

Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel+44 (0)20 7591 3000

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

What's Nearby

  1. Wetwheels Yorkshire builds disabled people’s confidence by providing the opportunity to…

    0.02 miles away
  2. Adventure! Endurance! Extraordinary Seamanship! Survival against the odds!
    Learn about…

    0.15 miles away
  3. The 'Sea Peoples' Special exhibition at Captain Cook Museum, Whitby

    0.16 miles away
  4. Whitby Coastal Cruises, The Yellow Boats, are Whitby's biggest pleasure trip company.

    0.17 miles away
  1. Whitby Marina sits within the River Esk and is located in the upper harbour beyond the…

    0.16 miles away
  2. Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal to some of the seas most amazing…

    0.17 miles away
  3. Caedmon's Trod is a pathway up the hill leading to Whitby Abbey and St Mary's church.…

    0.19 miles away
  4. Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' is brought to life in this walk-through attraction - a series of…

    0.2 miles away
  5. The Old Town Hall can be found within the Market Place in Whitby just off Church Street.…

    0.22 miles away
  6. The RNLI Whitby Lifeboat Station operates one inshore and one all-weather lifeboat. The…

    0.22 miles away
  7. Situated at the bottom of Whitby’s famous 199 steps W.Hamond jewellers is the oldest…

    0.25 miles away
  8. Discover the elegant Pannett Art Gallery and explore its wonderful art collections and…

    0.27 miles away
  9. A historic ornamental garden including Whitby Museum and Art Gallery.
    The grounds,…

    0.28 miles away
  10. Whitby Museum is in beautiful Pannett Park, right in the heart of Whitby. It was founded…

    0.28 miles away
  11. The historic 199 steps leading up to St Mary's Church and Whitby Abbey.

    0.29 miles away
  12. Just off Marine Parade on the River Esk in the heart of Whitby the boats line up ready to…

    0.3 miles away
Previous Next
  • Borough of Scarborough Logo
  • Visit England Logo
  • Borough of Scarborough Logo
  • Visit England Logo

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss