Blog: Whitby

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Added Wednesday 12th October 2016 by Steven Wilson ()

/images/Jack-blog-items/Whitby/Whalebones.jpg帝京大生たちは、イギリス東海岸にある港町ウィットビーを訪ねました。ここは13世紀にまで遡る歴史を持つアビー(修道院)で有名ですが、キャプテン・クックが世界初の世界一周航海に出た港としても知られています。また、ブラム・ストーカーが「ドラキュラ」を書いた町としても有名です。学生たちは、この歴史と文化に溢れる町をフィッシュ&チップスとともに満喫したようです。

A group of Teikyo students have recently visited a popular seaside on the east coast of England – Whitby. Whitby is a unique town, famous for its abbey which has a long and rich history dating back to the 13th century. Climbing to the top of the steps that lead to the abbey also provides an astounding view of the town and coast. The Whitby harbour is an important part of British history, as this is the harbour which Captain Cook sailed from on his world adventures. Captain Cook became the first man to sail around the world in both directions. Another association which the Teikyo students were fascinated by is Bram Stoker’s most famous and celebrated novel – Dracula, which he wrote whilst staying in Whitby.

All of this learning whilst on a walking tour left the students ready for lunch, so it’s just as well Whitby is one of the best places in the North East for fish and chips! Whitby is also known for its unique ice-cream - the ‘lemon top’. Although Whitby is a relatively small town, its history, beauty and individuality make it a marvellous daytrip destination and the students thoroughly enjoyed their visit.

 

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Added Wednesday 12th October 2016