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If there's one essential stop on the North Yorkshire coast it's WHITBY, whose historical associations, atmospheric ruins, fishing harbour and intrinsic charm make it many people's favourite northern resort. The seventh-century cliff-top abbey here made Whitby one of the key foundations of the early Christian period, and a centre of great learning. Below, on the harbour banks of the River Esk, for a thousand years the local herring boats landed their catch until the great whaling boom of the eighteenth century transformed the fortunes of the town. Melville's Moby Dick makes much of Whitby …
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St. Mary's Church

Laying across the popular ruins of the Whitby abbey is the local St. Mary's Church that is an incredible, historic site to behold. The interiors of the church consists of ...