"Whale bones" Whitby Local Custom Tip by Sjalen

Whitby Local Customs: 9 reviews and 10 photos


Whitby was not just a place where ships were built, coal transported and herring was fished for. In the 18th century, it was known as a whaling town which you can learn more about in the Whitby Museum and in books about the town. Therefore, a set of whale bones are stood high on the West Cliff, near the Cook Monument, to remind people of the glory days. Today, the bones are a copy of the original ones but they are still impressive and a good meeting point for the ghost walks or just people wanting to find each other.

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  • Written Aug 20, 2006
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