Wet Day in Whitby

Not a sunny day at Whitby

Not a sunny day at Whitby

The weather isn’t always great when you arrive in Whitby. I landed at the station one wintery day in May this year. It seems that this is the coldest spring for 50 years. Well, as I was here anyway, I thought I would make the best of it. After asking around, I found a lot to occupy me. i visited the Whitby Museum and had a fascinating walk round here. It has been here since 1823 and is packed full of interesting artefacts. Have lunch in the cafe in the basement which is all homecooked food.

After that I visited the town and as the weather had improved a bit, I wandered round the Old Town. If you love museums, visit the Captain Cook Museum down Grape Lane.

The Spa Pavilion cinema may have a childrens’ film on in the afternoon. There is plenty to do in the three arcades down the pier such as ten pin bowling and a children’s play area.

If the kids fancy learning how to paint pottery and personalise something to take home, try Doodlepots in Skinner Street.

The railway station is very sheltered and under cover. We had takeaway fish and chips there before catching the train home.

Useful links

For timetables, detailed station information and more, visit the Esk Valley Railway main website, www.eskvalleyrailway.co.uk.
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