My Two Watercolour Paintings of Whitby, North Yorkshire
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This seaside town is one of my favourite places and I have spent many happy days there with my grandson rock pooling, crab fishing and eating some of the best fish and chips ever.
Whitby, a charming coastal town in North Yorkshire, is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. With its historic attractions, scenic beauty and vibrant atmosphere, Whitby is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a unique and memorable experience.
One of the town's most iconic landmarks is the Swing Bridge, a unique and historic structure that spans the River Esk. The bridge swings open to allow boats to pass, providing a magnificent view of the river and the surrounding countryside. Visitors can take a walk along the bridge and enjoy the panoramic views of the town and its surroundings.
Another popular attraction in Whitby is the stunning St Mary's Church and its adjacent ruins, known as the Whitby Abbey. The abbey was once one of the largest and most powerful monasteries in England, and today it stands as a testament to the town's rich history and heritage. Visitors can take a guided tour of the abbey and explore its fascinating history and architecture.
For those looking for a more unusual experience, Whitby is famous for its annual Goth Weekend. This three-day festival attracts thousands of visitors from around the world, who come to enjoy the town's unique gothic atmosphere and participate in a range of activities, including live music, fancy dress contests, and other fun events.
One of Whitby's most iconic activities is crab fishing in the harbour. Visitors can join local fishermen and learn the art of crab fishing, and then enjoy a fresh and delicious seafood meal right by the sea.