With its picturesque coastline, pretty red roofed buildings and fascinating links to famous explorers and literary greats, it’s no surprise that Whitby is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Yorkshire. Whether you’re a regular visitor or a local resident of this beautiful coastal town, you’re bound to know a few things about its past and its popular tourist attractions
We’ve put together this short quiz so you can test your knowledge of Whitby and discover just some of the reasons why tourists flock here in the thousands each and every year.
Can you get 10/10?
In which year did Whitby's first Goth Weekend take place?
Captain James Cook trained as a seaman and acquired his maritime skills whilst staying in Whitby as an apprentice. The house where he lodged is now a museum and one of Whitby's most popular tourist attractions. Whereabouts in Whitby is the Captain Cook Memorial Museum?
Bram Stoker found much of his inspiration for 'Dracula' whilst staying in Whitby in the year 1890. The 'Dracula Experience' on Marine Parade is a popular attraction which brings the gothic classic to life. The building in which it is housed, dates back hundreds of years. This building was once owned by a very famous man. Who was it?
Which river runs through Whitby?
Whitby is well known for its superb Fish & Chips. One place in particular, is renowned for its lengthy queues which often trail down the steps of their iconic white building and along the street in front. What is the name of this business?
One of Whitby's most recognisable landmarks, located on West Cliff, is a reminder of Whitby's involvement in which industry?
Which Famous Nursery Rhyme Character is said to be buried in Whitby?
One of Britain's most celebrated names in literature stayed in Whitby six times during the 19th century. He even had his articles published by the Whitby Gazette in 1854. Who was it?
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