Whitby is a seaside town, port and popular destination in North Yorkshire. You can find a wide selection of Pictures and prints of Whitby on our site
Situated on the east coast of Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby has an established maritime, mineral and tourist heritage. Its East Cliff is home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey. The fishing port emerged during the Middle Ages and developed important herring and whaling fleets,and was (along with the nearby fishing village of Staithes) where Captain Cook learned seamanship.
Tourism started in Whitby during the Georgian period and developed further on the arrival of the railway in 1839. We offer a wide range of Whitby pictures by artists and photographers
Its attraction as a tourist destination is enhanced by its proximity to the high ground of the North York Moors Nationall Park, its Heritage coastline and by its association with the horror novel Dracular. Jet and alum were mined locally.
Whitby Jet, which was mined by the Romans and Victorians became fashionable during the 19th century.
Whitby pictures by some of North Yorkshire's top artistists and photographers are available.