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who was a Whitby apprentice, made one of his voyages round the globe
in a Whitby vessel. His house in Grape Lane, off Church St., is still
standing. At present the main industries are the manufacture of Jet
Ornaments and the Herring Fishery.
The river is crossed by a Swing Bridge, and is formed into a kind
of harbour by two Piers. On the W. Pier, which commands a good
view of the town and abbey, is a Museum (adm. Gd.), containing
a model of Cook's ship (see above) and other interesting relics.
We now cross the bridge and proceed to the left through Church
St., from the end of which a flight of 199 steps ascends to St. Mary's
Church, where some traces of the original Norman work may still be
distinguished. — A little to the right lie the picturesque ruins of
* Whitby Abbey, originally founded in the 7th cent, but dating in its
present form from the 12-14th cent. (adm. 3d.). The poet Caedmon
(d. ca. 680) was a monk in Whitby Abbey. To the S.W., on the site
of the abbot's lodging, is Whitby Manor House, with a hall of the
17th cent, (dismantled) ; the rest of the building has been restored.
On the W. Cliff, in front of the Royal Hotel, are the West Cliff
Grounds (adm. 2d.; *View), with a Pavilion, containing a theatre,
restaurant, etc. A band plays here in the forenoon and evening.
The Environs of Whitby afford many pleasant excursions. Among
the favourite points are Robin Hood's Bay (p. 463; fine walk along the
cliffs; 7 M); Coekshot Mill, 2 M. to the W.; Sandsend, 2Vz M. to the N. (by
the sands); and Mulgrave Castle (H/j M. from Sandsend), the property of
the Marquis of Normanby, with fine grounds and the remains of an old
castle (adm. 6d. on Mon., Wed., and Sat.; tickets at 23 Baxter Gate).
To Scarborough and to Saltburn, see p. 463; to Picton, see p. 449.
55, From Leeds to Harrogate, Eipon, and Thirsk.
North Eastern Railway to (18 M.) Harrogate in V2"l'/4 hr. (fares 2s.
6d., Is. 6d.); to (30 M.) Ripon in l-iy2 hr. (fares 4s., 2s. 6d.); to (39 M.)
Thirsk in lVi-l'A hrs. (fares 5s. 2d., 3s. 2V2d.).
Leeds, see p. 437. Beyond (5 M.) Horsforth (2y2 M. from Adel
Church, p. 438) we pass through Bramhope Tunnel, 2l/% M. long.
From (972 M.) Arthington Junction a branch diverges on the left
to Otley and Ilkley (p. 441). About 4 M. to the E. is Harewood
House, the seat of the Earl of Harewood, containing a picture-
gallery and a valuable collection of china (open 11-5 on Thurs.).
The church at Harewood contains the tomb of Chief Justice Gas-
coigne, who is said to have committed Prince Hal to prison. —
We now obtain an unimpeded view of Lower Wharfedale. Beyond
(12 M.) Weeton we see Almias Cliff (p. 465) to the left.
18M. Harrogate. — Hotels. In High Harrogate: "Queen, Granby,
Prince of Wales, three large houses facing the Stray; Royal, R. 4s.,
D. 4s.; Empress, also facing the Stray, somewhat less expensive; West
Park, well spoken of, R. from 3s., D. 3s. 6d., pens, from 7s. 6d.; Claren¬
don. — In Central and Low Harrogate (near the springs): *Majestic,
an enormous establishment in Ripon Road, near the Royal Spa, with
winter - garden and grounds, R. from 5s. 6d., D. 6s.; Grand, Cornwall
Road, opened in 1903, R. from 4s. Gd., D. 6s.; Prospect Hotel, well
situated, near the station, R. from 4s. 6d., D. 6s.; Crown ; White Hart,