Whitby

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Although the main focus for this trip was nearby bay called Saltwick Bay, I ‘ll call this summary :  Whitby. Just because I love this town…

Whitby is a seaside town in North Yorkshire. The place is known for not only for its beauty but also because of Captain Cook. The town has a strong literary tradition and can even be said that the earliest English literature comes from Whitby as Cædmon, the first known Anglo Saxon poet was a monk at the order that used Whitby Abbey during the abbacy of St. Hilda (657–680). Part of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula was set in Whitby, incorporating pieces of local folklore, including the beaching of the Russian ship Dmitri. Stoker discovered the name “Dracula” at the old public library …. but enough history.

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