Captain Cook Statue

Captain Cook Statue, Whitby: Address, Captain Cook Statue Reviews: 4.5/5

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FairCityFrasie
Perth, UK2,091 contributions
Oct 2021
The intrepid mariner and explorer is fittingly immortalised here in Whitby in a prominent position overlooking the harbour. Although from Cleveland, a little farther north, he began his illustrious career in Whitby. Easy to fins and there is plenty of seating around the statue so linger, enjoy the views and contemplate the great mariners mark on Earth.
Written November 15, 2021
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John S
Chorley, UK102 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
The statue has a really good view out across Whitby and the sea. As statues go it looks good as well. Worth a visit if you’re in the area.
Written October 24, 2021
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Jonofromcas
Castleford, UK1,081 contributions
May 2021 • Family
Close to good viewpoint over harbour which provides an alternative view of abbey on other side of harbour and dedicated to local ‘celebrity’. Handily, it is also close to a couple of roads where you can park free for up to three hours using parking discs from tourist board.
Written October 24, 2021
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restorergirl
Whitchurch, UK79 contributions
Oct 2021
What is there to say about a statue? Very nicely done and depicts James Cook, discoverer of Australia. Very detailed carvings of his sailing ship The Endeavour.
Written October 10, 2021
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alisdair t
Workington, UK5,565 contributions
Sep 2021
The memorial monument, of one of the countries great explorers, stands proud overlooking Whitby harbour, and the Abbey.. Standing 7 foot tall, it was presented by the people of Canada, in 1978.. Located nearby is the whalebone arch
Written September 24, 2021
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Freezer49
Romford, UK127 contributions
Sep 2021
A must see as part of Whitby's history. Very impressive and wonderful views. Right next to the Whalebone Aarch.
Written September 19, 2021
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Travelingjohn123
Peterlee, UK2,240 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Statue to a great man with a catalog of great achievements from his voyages of discovery. One of the worlds truly great explorers and a man to be commemorated. This is a suitable monument and I hope the woke, snowflake brigade don’t succeed in their efforts to distract from the achievements of a great man.
Written August 31, 2021
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Christine K
Barnsley, UK631 contributions
Aug 2021
After visiting the abbey and church we trekked up to the arch and statute, which is a fitting tribute to an amazing explorer. Lovely views from up here too
Written August 20, 2021
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Jellybellydancer
Burscough, UK1,380 contributions
Aug 2021
Standing proudly overlooking the harbour with beautiful views across to the abbey, the statue of Captain Cook commemorates a local hero. There is a plaque detailing his achievements.

Accessible via steep streets through town or steps from the harbour, it makes an engaging stop next to the whalebone arch, but is not worth a special trip to Whitby to see.
Written August 18, 2021
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futtock21
London, UK11,124 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
Over seven feet tall and standing proudly on its stone plinth high above Whitby on its West Cliff is the bronze statue of Captain James Cook commemorating not only the man but also the four ships built in Whitby with which h he made his epic voyages Endeavour, Resolution, Adventure and Discovery. At the front of the plinth is Cook’s posthumous Coat of Arms; to the rear a carving of the Resolution. There are also memorial plaques from the people of Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Unveiled in 1912 by a local MP its sculptor was one John Tweed.
Written August 17, 2021
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