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Pleased that the statue had been cleaned, as I am a big admirer of Capt. Cook.

Photographed this statue at 22.00hrs with a red sunset behind it, all in all very pleased with the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ricpos
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
Another famous Whtby landmark

Its another famous Whitby landmark near the Whalebone arch, its free and another photo opportunity... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TeamWard
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Photographed this statue at 22.00hrs with a red sunset behind it, all in all very pleased with the results, using the HDR method.

Thank ricpos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The local council has just spent £35,000 on restoring this statue in preparation for the Captain Cook celebrations. I'd ask for my money back. It's a wonderful memorial to a brilliant man but this restoration project hasn't been thought out properly and has been carried...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its another famous Whitby landmark near the Whalebone arch, its free and another photo opportunity so worth the effort and time to get the minimum of other folk in the shot, beware the seagulls and their targeting of the statue.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since we were here last, it looks like the statue has been cleaned of all the seagull droppings, and it looks all the better for it. Still very popular with tourists, visitors and their cameras and the plaques on the statue plinth make good reading....More

Thank dnowland_12
Reviewed June 11, 2018

At only meters away from the whale bone arch, it's easy to cross these two attractions off together. A couple of the most sought photo locations in Whitby.

Thank Phill W
Reviewed June 9, 2018

was very interesting reading the different facts about captain cook. the statue is kept in good order

Thank csw2155
Reviewed June 4, 2018

Well worth a read all about Captain Cook at this statue. My thoughts led me to think of him sailing into the harbour below in his hey day. Breathtaking views too.

Thank chris n
Reviewed June 4, 2018

Spend a few minutes at the statue with your kids Captain Cook did a massive amount for this nation in terms of discovering new territories and his heritage in Whitby, Staithes and the likes is a big part of North Yorkshire history

Thank MJH1
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Adorned next to the Whalebone arch, Captain cooks statue stands on top of the west cliff looking down over the harbour and Whitby beach. The views from here and breathtaking and the information on the statue, tells you a bit of history.

Thank debpick4
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Captain Cook lived in Whitby. Famous explorer. Statue is opposite The whale bones. High up so great for photos and views. In the new part of Whitby. Nice statue. Has plaque with information. Lots of places to sit and rest. Great location, would go again....More

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