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Imposing Position

It is worth the climb up to look at this impressive statue because when you turn and look back at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Impressive bronze statue

Proudly overlooking Whitby from a prominent position, this impressive bronze statue sits alongside... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2019
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth the climb up to look at this impressive statue because when you turn and look back at the estuary and the town in the valley the view is really very special indeed

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JanChesterfield
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Proudly overlooking Whitby from a prominent position, this impressive bronze statue sits alongside the famous Whalebone Arch. Plenty of seating nearby from which to admire both, plus the stunning views.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank allertonlad
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a great statue of the first Yorkshire Captain to conquer Australia!! Seriously, it's in a great location with good views of the harbour and other points of interest in Whitby. It's also good to see the replica of his ship, The Endeavour, moored...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank robnh61
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Impressive lifelike statue, well located and in good condition. Reasonable amount of information about the man and what he did. Definitely worth a look while visiting the whale jaw bones close by and taking in the view across the harbour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anton_Smith
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

This representation of Captain James Cook stands on the North headland looking over the town, harbour and Abbey. The views from this spot are dramatic and wide ranging and aside from the statue the views are worth coming up to here for.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bdon257
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

People can forget the magnificent achievements of Captain cook. Apart from his outstanding seamanship as a captain and a navigator- he was above all a ground breaking humanist . He looked after the men under his command and lost non to scurvy on his ships....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pmorris99
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Visited here in August during Whitby’s folk music week. The area around the statue (and nearby whalebone arch) were very busy with bands of competing Morris men and crowds. There’s fine views across the town from this point, worth the steep walk to get up...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andythebaggie
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Nice clean statue in great location overlooking harbour. Also a great ice cream van nearby selling interesting flavours.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HatterWilko
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Great Statue of a Great Man Captain Cook Most of us heard about his travels at school so it was nice to visit Whitby and see the Endeavor replica with Him looking out at it as it sails in and out of the harbour under...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Looking great as it appears to have been recently given some tender loving care. A fantastic spot overlooking the Whitby Harbour and historic town and Abbey. A great tribute to Captain Cook.

Date of experience: October 2018
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