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Egton is a small village approximately 6 miles to the West of the historic and lively fishing port of Whitby.
There are strong connections with Captain James Cook, one of our most famous explorers, with a Cook trail to follow from his birthplace at Marton via Great Ayton, where he went to school, and ending at Whitby where he was apprenticed to a local shipowner in 1746.
A miniature replica of Captain Cooks Ship HMS Bark Endeavour is based in Whitby and offers short pleasure trips out to sea.
The Captain Cook memorial Museum in Grape Lane is well worth a visit, as is the Museum in Pannett Park. While in Whitby you can visit the Abbey which is spectacularly poised on the cliff top alongside St. Mary's Church. Perhaps then walk down the 199 steps to see the traditional oak smoking sheds where kippers are produced and then along quaint Church Street, stopping off to see Jet jewellery being made.
There are many opportunities to sample Whitby's excellent fish and chips and to watch the fishing boats in the harbour, or perhaps take a trip on a fishing boat or on the old lifeboat - sea legs a must !!
Whitby also offers attractions on the West Cliff such as the paddling pool and crazy golf or why not just sit and watch the world go by out at sea.
A little further North along the coast are the sandy beaches of Sandsend and if you are feeling energetic, there are beautiful walks along the cliffs to Runswick Bay or through the privately owned Mulgrave Woods (check when they are open).
South of Whitby, Robin Hood Bay is an attractive village to visit and a little further on, the Staintondale Shire Horse Farm is a delightful place to visit for the whole family.
Further inland there is 'Heartbeat' Country with beautiful villages and country walks as well as the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway which runs from Grosmont to Pickering. It is possible to dine on the train but remember to book first. Trout fishing is available at Pickering and closer to home, fishing can be arranged at Scaling Dam.
For the more energetic, there is boating on the River Esk at Ruswarp, sailing at Scaling Dam, horse riding and golf are within easy reach of the site and of course for the really energetic, cycling is a good way to explore the area.