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Whitby in general
Member Name: jo_matthews
Whitby in general
Advantages: such a beautiful town
i had never been to whitby before and i have always wanted to go. and last year i did. going to to whitby from Grimsby is a long drive but it was well worth it. i was so excited because i have never been and that the one place i have always wanted to go in England. when we arrived in whitby the first thing i saw was the abbey. and that's when i got really exited. whitby is just so beautiful and with such a lot of history.
after we settled in the b&b we was staying at, we ventured in to the town centre. on the way there. there was a lot of uphill and down hill walking. which was very tiring but it was worth it. as you walk through the town you don't see many shops at first. there must be about 10. but then you come to a bridge that goes over the river that runs through whitby. once your over that then that's where the shopping begins. you can shop till you drop there. they also have little side streets with shops there that we discovered. they have the main shops like wilkos and heron and such like. but then they have there witch type shops which i love. they have loads of Gothic shops.
we climbed the 99 steps to get to the abbey. but before you reach it there is a church with a grave yard with very old grave stones. apparently there is a pirates head stone with swords on it, we tried looking for it but with no such look. as we got to the abbey we couldn't find the entrance. we had to walk round to the other side of the abbey to get to the entrance. bearing in mind how big the abbey is. before we could go in to the abbey we had to pay £11.50 for two people. the abbey was amazing.
they also have a lovely little gift shop on the way out of the abbey.
Summary: would go every year