Whitby is a seaside resort located on the Yorkshire coast, the East coast of England. The most famous landmarks and tourist attractions here are the statue of Captain James Cook, who sailed from the town, and a whalebone arch, commemorating the once large whaling industry.
It is also famous for Whitby Jet - a black mineraloid stone which is the fossilized remains of decaying wood and can befound in the cliffs around Whitby. It has been used since the Bronze Age to make beads and other jewellery.
The town has a wonderfully 'olde worlde' traditional feel to it, unspoilt by typical 'tacky seaside attractions' as many other seaside towns in the North of England.