Today, Whitby is a thriving seaside town, with well-known connections to famous figures like Dracula and Captain Cook. With its ruined abbey overlooking a working harbour, this Yorkshire town is full of history. Despite changes to architecture and infrastructure over time, visitors continue to be drawn to the town's many events and attractions from far and wide.
Situated on the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast, Whitby is surrounded by stunning villages and countryside. The town's hinterland is dominated by the North Yorkshire Moors, an important wildlife habitat and a sea of purple heather in summer. Join author Noel Stokoe on a scenic tour around Whitby and its environs, highlighting the area's many points of historic interest. Containing over 100 beautiful images, Journeys Around Whitby is an essential volume for anyone interested in this picturesque and historic area.
Noel Stokoe has been the Press Officer and Librarian of the Jowett Car Club since the mid 1980s and has already had six books published on the marque, the first being published in 1999. He was born in York, so is a true Yorkshireman, and in view of this, he is proud to own three Jowett cars as they were also produced in Yorkshire. He has also written a book showing the stunning countryside in the Whitby area which is now often referred to as 'Heartbeat Country'. Most of the pictures were taken by him while he was out and about in the Whitby area driving the Mobile Library. He lives in Sleights, North Yorkshire.