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Whitby Pictures, Images & Photos. Yorkshire, England





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Pictures & images of Whitby, Yorkshire. Today Whitby is an old fishing port that straddles both sides of a steep valley where the river Esk flows out of the North Yorks Moors into the sea. Above the town to the south are the ruins of Whitby Abbey which was founded by King Oswy in 657. In the beginning it was a double Abbey for men and women with Anglko Saxon princess Hild being its first Abbess. The Abbey later became a nunnery and burial place of the royal family of the Kingdom of Deira....
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