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Superb views

Situated next to the captain cook statue there are spectacular views from up here. Nice to have a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Photo opportunity

Famous arch where everyone gets their photos taken. Great views and a nice reminder of Whitby’s... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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North Terrace | The west Cliff, Whitby YO21 3HA, England
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is an Iconic feature of Whitby, relating to it's whaling past. I understand these are not the originals, but if this icon is to remain it seems to require urgent conservation work as a result o it's exposed location.

3  Thank thomas g
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

It's an arch made out of whale bones. Impressive in terms of its scale - if you stand underneath it you get a lovely view of Whitby harbour. Besides that, it's just an arch - difficult to review because if it's absolute simplicity!

1  Thank Cloud_Matt
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited this whalebone arch when I was a child. Didn’t realise it was real! Brilliantly placed on the cliff tops at Whitby and gives you and idea of the scale of these magnificent creatures. Also found out it was gifted from the state of Alaska....More

Thank pmorris99
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whalebone arch is a great place for some fantastic views of the harbor and abbey up above and a very popular place for a photo or two.

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated next to the captain cook statue there are spectacular views from up here. Nice to have a pic here and remember the historic past of town whilst enjoying the views. It’s a steep walk from town and very busy when I visited due to...More

Thank Andythebaggie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I walked up from the main town to The Whalebone Arch. When you get to the top of the hill where the arch is situated you get a great view of the harbour and town. There are some interesting facts about the...More

Thank P6083XSanthonyd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others have shared , the place for selfies, view point, photography day or night. Remembering the history of whaling as well as fishing out of Whitby

Thank SparkLeicestershire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Famous arch where everyone gets their photos taken. Great views and a nice reminder of Whitby’s history

Thank HatterWilko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whalebone arch along with the adjacent Capt Cook memorial is what the historic Port of Whitby is all about. (Followed by whale and chips nearby). It would be a tragedy for anybody to visit the town and not visit here for a selfie photo...More

Thank whitevanman2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favourite statues and my granddaughter was even more captivated by the fact that she had stood next to the famous Captain Cook. The view is superb.

Thank Ted W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right next to the Captain Cook Statue with great views and a photo opportunity not to be missed. Has been reinforced to keep it aloft for a long time

Thank malnico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Near to the Captain Cook Memorial so worth walking up too. Good views of Whitby, can be a bit breezy up there on a windy day.

Thank loopyc
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