Whitby Lighthouse

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  • Address: Whitby lighthouse, Whitby, England, United Kingdom
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Light House, Waterfront, Family And Kids

The Whitby Harbor is the base for the fishing fleet of the town .From here, Captain Cook set out on his voyage of discovery to Australia in 1768.

Whitby Lighthouse was built by Trinity House in 1858 on Ling Hill, close to the harbor. It is designed by James Walker and was originally a pair of towers which aligned north-south; showing fixed lights over Whitby Rock. The station became more accessible in 1890 when a more prominent light was installed in the smaller tower and the other closed down.

Whitby Lighthouse was automated in 1992. It is monitored and controlled by telemetry link from the Trinity House Central Planning Unit located at Harwich.

Whitby Lighthouse Travel Tips

  • The walk can be tricky, undertake only if you are physically fit.
  • It is advisable to ask the locals about the opening and closing hours.
  • During rains, avoid going to the lighthouse.

Entrance Ticket Details For Whitby Lighthouse

  • Entry is free.

Whitby Lighthouse Hours

  • Ask the local about the opening time of the lighthouse.

How to Reach Whitby Lighthouse

  • Take a hike from the harbor.

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  • Whitby Lighthouse Address: Whitby lighthouse, Whitby, England, United Kingdom
  • Time required to visit Whitby Lighthouse: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 17.59% of people who visit Whitby include Whitby Lighthouse in their plan

  • 41.38% of people start their Whitby Lighthouse visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Whitby Lighthouse

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Whitby Lighthouse

People normally club together Whitby Abbey and Pannett Park while planning their visit to Whitby Lighthouse.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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