WINNER of the challenge Whitby

North Yorkshire, UK

The History of Whitby

Whitby has a wonderful history, a ruined abbey, a working harbour, a delightful collection of red-roofed pantile cottages, narrow cobbled streets, and claims to have the country’s best fish and chip shops. The town is also close to the scenic North York Moors National Park and the unspoilt fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay.

Whitby is divided in two by the River Esk. St Mary’s Church and Whitby Abbey are on the eastern headland. The Abbey is accessible by road, and also via 199 steps from the town to the summit. These steps have associations with Bram Stoker, as he based much of his Dracula novel here whilst staying in Whitby in 1890.

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (better know as Lewis Carroll) also set some of his work and poems in Whitby, as he was a regular visitor. The Abbey’s history dates back to 675 A.D. when St. Hilda founded a monastery. The present structure is from 1078 and is now in the care of English Heritage.

Nikon D60
Nikkor 18-200mm
HDR one shot, handheld
PS CS3 effects
f/13.0 1/125 ISO100


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  • hereforfun
    hereforfunalmost 5 years ago

    Great colours and capture Svetlana ,it looks like a miniature village !!

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago


  • Torfinn
    Torfinnalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot Svetlana!

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 5 years ago

    Beautiful sweetheART love it ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Songmistress
    Songmistressalmost 5 years ago

    Very lovely capture and post production.

  • AmandaH
    AmandaHalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning… :o)

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 5 years ago

    A lovely capture

    ANNABEL S. A...almost 5 years ago

    wow!very well done,a beautful capture

  • walela
    walelaalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot!! Love the tones.

  • XeniaVRhein
    XeniaVRheinalmost 5 years ago

    Picture perfect my dear like a postcard!

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