Essential Whitby: Discover the town’s legends on a self-guided audio tour

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Location: Whitby, United Kingdom
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 60.0 - 75.0 minutes
Trip difficulty: Easy
Max Group Size:
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/London
Highlights Captain Cook Museum
Whitby Abbey
Endeavour Experience
St Mary's Church
Pannett Park
Throw out the anchor and dive into the history of this quaint seafaring town
It’s not easy journeying to Whitby, so it’s important to make the most of your time here. On this self-guided audio tour, I'll introduce you to major local characters, engrossing legends and hidden treasures in this historic town, over a millennium in the making. Whether this is your first visit or your thirtieth, this tour is certain to make you look at Whitby in a new light. It also provides an ideal introduction to sites like the Whitby Abbey, the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and the Endeavour Experience, which you can return to at the end of the tour.

On this tour, you'll hear about:

• Some of the greatest voyages of exploration of all time 
• Why people once thought the town was infested with serpents 
• How Whitby jet, a gemstone, inspired the novel Dracula 
• An illiterate poet 
• Why there’s a polar bear in the town centre 
• Why the houses with the best views were some of the cheapest 
• The Hand of Glory and where to find it

Commentary English: Audio
Included Lifetime access to this self-guided tour in English
VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
Excluded Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
Smartphone and headphones
Food and drink
Know before you book This is a self-guided audio tour.
Entrance fees to all attractions mentioned on the tour are excluded from the price.
Know before you go Install the VoiceMap app beforehand and use the code included with your ticket to download the tour.
Remember your headphones, unless you've booked a driving tour.
Charge your phone's battery. The way VoiceMap uses GPS to play audio automatically can be battery intensive.
Additional Information
Not wheelchair accessible
  1. All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure they're own protection and the protection of others.

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Operating Info

Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Valid From date booked


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 54.4904814, -0.6162352
Address: Whitby, England, YO21 3HA
Directions: Captain Cook Memorial on the West Cliff (near the Whale Bone Arch).
End Location Address Abbey Ln, Abbey Ln, North Yorkshire, England, YO22 4JT
Start Location Notes Whitby, England, YO21 3HA
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 54.4883316, -0.6078836
Address: Abbey Ln, Abbey Ln, North Yorkshire, England, YO22 4JT
End Location Address Abbey Ln, Abbey Ln, North Yorkshire, England, YO22 4JT
Start Location Notes Whitby, England, YO21 3HA


Cancellation Policy: none
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund


Voucher Access Code 6-120 years $4.99 Available on request


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If this is your first VoiceMap tour, please take a moment to read the important notes below.

1. Install VoiceMap from the Apple App Store or Google Play
2. Create an account
3. Select Tour Codes from the menu, then select Enter Codes
4. Enter the code below then select Download Now
This code can be used by every member of your party. If you have booked for three people, for example, three people can download this tour using the same code. Codes are not case sensitive.

• You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date.
• It’s best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point.
• When the download completes, you’ll see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The red start button will become active when your are at the starting point.
• The download should only take a few minutes to complete. If it takes longer, please cancel the download, go to Account, select Purchased and download the tour from there.
• Remember to bring your own headphones, unless you have booked a driving tour.
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