Whitby is a historic town in North Yorkshire on the north-east coast of England. Nowadays it is a fishing port and tourist destination. It is situated 47 miles from York, at 54 deg. 29 min. 24 sec. north latitude, and 35 min. 59 sec. west longitude, at the mouth of the River Esk and spreads up the steep sides of the narrow valley carved out by the river’s course. At this point the coast curves round, so the town faces more north than east. Many interesting fossils have been found in the Whitby area including entire skeletons of pterodactyls.
Whitby is easily reached by road and rail.
By train – From Middlesborough station to Whitby station.
By bus – Connections to Whitby bus station from York, Leeds, Middlesborough and Scarborough.
By road – From Middlesborough in the north via the A171 or A174 along the coast from Redcar. From York and Leeds via the A169 across the moors. From Scarborough via the A171.