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Whitby is a small town of about 16,000 people situated on the northeast coast of England in the county of North Yorkshire, 80km northeast of York and 30km north of Scarborough. 

It is surrounded by the North York Moors National Park - heather covered moorlands and green valleys. The River Esk runs from the moors along Eskdale and through Whitby to the North Sea. The old port town is clustered on the east side of the harbour at the mouth of the river and beneath the cliffs. Opposite the old town, on the West Cliff, is the later seaside resort developed in Victorian times.


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