Church Street runs parallel to the River Esk on its east bank. It is Whitby`s longest street, stretching from the Abbey steps right down to Spital Bridge. This southern end suffered radical changes in the post war period but the Northern end, depicted here, remains remarkably intact.
This end of Church Street is a charming collection of shops, inns and cottages. Shops that once sold the necessities of life to the East Side`s fishing community have given way to a wide array of gift shops catering to Whitby`s many visitors.