- a port in SE Ontario, in S Canada, on Lake Ontario.
- a seaport in E North Yorkshire, in NE England: ruins of an abbey; church council a.d. 664.
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A more macabre inspiration surfaced in 1890 when an obscure author called Bram Stoker stayed at the seaside resort of Whitby.
Whitby, in times of peace, at least, had not even such "armament."
Similar were the scenes enacted in Whitby when the turn of that town came.
I have already referred to one of the greatest of these abbesses, Hild of Whitby.Early Double Monasteries
Cadman represents Caedmon, the name of the poet-monk of Whitby.The Romance of Names
He was to be, about this time, with the Blakesleys at Whitby or Filey.Letters of Edward FitzGerald to Fanny Kemble (1871-1883)
- a fishing port and resort in NE England, in E North Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk: an important ecclesiastical centre in Anglo-Saxon times; site of an abbey founded in 656. Pop: 13 594 (2001)See also Synod of Whitby