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Whitby Abbey

North Yorkshire is a haven for tourist attractions with people often flocking to the area for a break away from the stress of work. To help guide you along, here are some attractions that you can enjoy, come rain or shine.

A quirky attraction for many visitors to North Yorkshire is the Museum of Victorian Science. A stone’s throw away from many Whitby hotels, this museum gives visitors an insight into the education that young Victorians went through. Visitors can browse through all of the museum’s artefacts, which range from Geissler Tubes to the telegraph system, early x-ray tubes and lots more. The museum is a great place to take your family and is fun and informative for children, with talks and demonstrations about this largely extinct branch of science.

If you are staying in any of the Scarborough hotels, why not visit the Stephen Joseph Theatre, which opened its doors for the first time in its current home in 1996? The theatre is comprised of two auditoria, The Round and The McCarthy, and also has a restaurant and shop. The Stephen Joseph Theatre website has more information on up and coming shows.

Finally, heading back across to Whitby, be sure to take a gander at Whitby Abbey. The ruins of the Benedictine abbey are mightily impressive and give sightseers dramatic views over the North Sea. Whitby Abbey is a grade one listed building and is the perfect choice for a great value trip in Yorkshire. The Abbey inspired Bram Stoker to write the story Dracula – no wonder, given that its gothic splendour makes it a superbly atmospheric visitor attraction. The site also has a visitor centre, offering visitors a look into the daily life of the monks that once lived there with virtual reconstructions.

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