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One of the most iconic landmarks of Whitby is the old red Swing Bridge over River Esk (in this photo). This charming tourist town is divided by the river into two equally interesting areas. The east side has probably the most attractive of the numerous little streets with cafes and boutiques selling jewellery made with the local black jet stone. The little streets culminate with the 99 steps stairway leading to the cliff on top of which you can for example admire ruins of the amazing Whitby Abbey. The west side has a promenade along the river filled with shops offering the best Fish and Chips in the country. At the end of the promenade there are also stairs which lead to the monument of James Cook and Whalebone Arch which overlook the whole area, among other attractions. It is on the west side where you can also continue the walk into a pier or go down to the lovely sandy beach, as long as the tide is low.
This little bridge connects these two worlds into a destination where you can easily spend the whole day without being bored. Especially if the weather is nice, because I wouldn稚 recommend a boat trip around the coast on a cold windy day. The bridge is better lit from the south side but the lovely house with a pub which you see in this photo is much better visible while taking the photo from the north side (in this photo). Unfortunately, from this angle you have a lot of the shaded dark areas. I thought about cutting it a bit closer to get rid of the dark part, but I really liked the seagull on the top of the pole in the upper right corner of the frame watching over the whole scene.

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