Khyber Pass Sunrise Whitby
On Whitby’s West bank over looking the River Esk is Khyber Pass. This is perhaps one of the best Vantage points on the North East Coast offering stunning views over the old Herring and Whaling port of Whitby. The most dominating landmark of the town is is the ruins of Whitby Abbey on the East cliff. The original Abbey was founded by Oswy, the Christian king of Northumbria and was the place where the Synod of Whitby was held in the year 664. Across the river on the west shore opposite the Band Stand is the old Lifeboat House that was used from 1895 to 1957 although Whitby has had a lifeboat since 1802. The Lifeboat House is now another of Whitby’s attractions it is currently a museum hosing an old life boat built in 1919 the Robert and Ellen Robson.