Things to do in Whitby that are often overlooked?

Been to a great event or venue in the Whitby area and want to tell people about it? Going to one? Talk about it here.

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St. Nicholas
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Things to do in Whitby that are often overlooked?

Post by St. Nicholas » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:04 pm

Overlooked by tourists I mean. Obviously they are the usual events, and things like the Abbey/Steps/Magpie, but what other great things are there to experience? Things that are tooked away, maybe a distance from the town itself?
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Post by MarionHaste » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:33 pm

The viaduct, for definite. It's Whitby's best-kept secret.

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Post by White Point » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:10 am

I suspect not nearly enough people get to the Museum - a real small-town gem of a museum.

Ditto tea upstairs at Botham's, Skinner St. Too formal and requiring too much time for many but a wonderful blast from the past.

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Post by JohnWS » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:12 pm

MarionHaste wrote:The viaduct, for definite. It's Whitby's best-kept secret.
I agree - do not miss this.

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Great views (all tracks removed). Can be combined with the 'Ruswarp Walk'

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Post by MarionHaste » Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:42 am

If you are at the museum, seek out the fantastic tempest prognosticator, complete with dead leeches still inside. Eeeuuuuw.

Ironically-named inventor Dr Merryweather should have made a fortune, with prognosticators sold around the coast. However, the government instead plumped for Robert Fitzroy's storm glass.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempest_Prognosticator

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_glass

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Post by McRod » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:36 am

White Point wrote:Ditto tea upstairs at Botham's, Skinner St. Too formal and requiring too much time for many but a wonderful blast from the past.
We walked past this for 5 years before finally deciding to try it one day last spring.

can`t remember a better breakfast and it`s definately like a timewarp back 50 years.

Highly recommended. :D

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Post by Whitby John » Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:04 pm

Go and watch Whitby Town struggling in the Unibond League. Twentytwo honest athletes trying to win, without any drama or pretence, and about 300 good-natured supporters relaxing in the wind/rain/snow/sunshire.

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