Whitby Ammonites

If you head down to any beach in Whitby chances are you may be lucky enough to come across an Ammonite, alternatively if you head down to Saltwick Bay then you’ll probably find a few of the little fossils. But why is Whitby so recognised for them? The most common type of Ammonite found around…

Whitby’s Henrietta Street

Henrietta street, also known to holiday makers as ‘East Cliff Cottages‘ is a street part of the ancient Whitby, and was once known as ‘Haggerlythe’ way back in 1270 (AD) but was renamed after the wife of Nathaniel Cholmley, Henrietta Cholmley. These days the houses are very sought after due to their fantastic views of…

Sutton Bank’s Jane Doe

Today I went for a wonder outside of Whitby to see the beautiful views that surround Sutton Bank, whilst on the trail I began speaking with my partner about an unsolved murder I remembered reading about where the body had been found around these parts. Although Sutton Bank is a few miles from Whitby, I…

Lilla’s Cross

There are crosses situated all over the moors of North Yorkshire, some are barely even noticeable anymore as there is almost nothing left of them, but a handful of others are still in tact. Lilla’s cross is the most famous of the stone crosses, and is one of the very few that are still in…

The Skull and Cross-bone Graves

In St Mary’s Churchyard there sits two graves that are different from the rest, as the side of them have a skull and cross-bone sculpted into the side. Years of folklore has told us that Dracula is buried in St Mary’s and if any gravestone were to have Dracula buried underneath is you would think…

Whitby Museum: Hangman’s Locket

Since the dawn of time the human race have had an almost macabre obsession with death, crime, and everything that goes with the two. One of the most powerful pieces of evidence for this is the Hangman’s Locket. In England, after a criminal was hung from the gallows a little souvenir called ‘The Hangman’s Locket’…

The Hob of Boggle Hole

In between Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay is a small patch of beach with a mysterious cave that lays within the cliffs. If you ask locals they will tell you stories of little creatures that would run along the beach in and out of the cave, and many other caves that sit on the stretch…