Smuggling in Whitby
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Smuggling tales from around Whitby

Throughout history, men have made a living from smuggling goods and living under the nose of the taxman. Whitby and the surrounding villages were a hotbed for smuggling for generations, with tales of hidden tunnels and secret societies a plenty. Here are a few Whitby smuggling tales for you to enjoy. […]

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Five Whitby Folklore Tales

For centuries sailors and fishermen have swapped stories to either scare or entertain their listeners whilst they drank up all the liquor Whitby had to offer. Here at The Whitby Guide, we have compiled a list of five Whitby folklore tales. Enjoy… […]

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Who Was St Hilda?

St Hilda is one of those names that, much like Caedmon, is seen all over Whitby and the surrounding areas. Anyone who lives in Whitby will know who St Hilda is, but for those who don’t know the famous saint, read on… […]

Whitby's 199 Steps
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Whitby’s 199 Steps

One of the most famous landmarks in Whitby are the 199 steps that lead up to St Mary’s church, also know as the ‘Church Steps’. The reasons for walking up the steps have differed over the years, but now they are used to capture one of the most beautiful views of Whitby you can achieve. […]

The Whitby Ghost Book
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The Whitby Ghost Book

First published in 1987, The Whitby Ghost Book by Paul McDermott (now called Paul Fitz-George since his marriage), has been revised and refreshed with a new makeover that includes story updates and new exclusive photographs, showing the various ghostly venues its tales depict. […]