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Swing bridge

It's really nice to see the bridge open to let the big boats through and a good atmosphere around... read more

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Old Swing Bridge

Not always aesthetically pleasing on the eye but this is a swing bridge from Victorian times which... read more

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Steve T
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Reviewed today via mobile

It's really nice to see the bridge open to let the big boats through and a good atmosphere around when everybody watching and waiting

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a super bridge that provides good views of the nearby boats. But in August, this is an extremely busy bridge (full of cars and pedestrians).

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not always aesthetically pleasing on the eye but this is a swing bridge from Victorian times which only ever serves to make me even more impressed about what those people did and achieved in those times. Still readily and happily works effectively to this day...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got caught up in all the traffic and pedestrians waiting while the bridge went up and it was brilliant to watch the crafts go by

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two guys operate this bridge to allow boats to pass to and fro. It is quite interesting to watch the bridge and its operation. When the tourists are in abundance it's closed to traffic and then tourists (mostly) fill its width to-ing and fro-ing from...More

Thank Harv12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic bridge that is so fascinating to watch still to this day when it opens and lets the ships and boats through

Thank Sal7thomp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite being very busy it’s quite a lovely area lots of sweet shops cafes and bars. You cross the bridge to begin heading up to Whitby Abbey. It is good fun watching the bridge rise for boats to pass.

Thank travellingjacko
Reviewed August 19, 2018

It’s a bridge what can you say? Informative plaque but unless you are really early or late, then difficult to just stand and admire.

Thank LincolnBest
Reviewed August 10, 2018

A nice feature of Whitby is the swing bridge. It actually swings open like a door to let the ships pass by. It's fun to stand and watch it being swung open.

Thank Bomchickawaawaa
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Just got caught on the Abbey side of Whitby harbour as the bridge closed to pedestrians and cars to let boats through. It took some time and seemed as though the boats had been collecring for some time. It was about 5.30 to 6pm. Nice...More

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