Days Out: Captain Cook’s 250th anniversary (2018)

ATYLA Ship by James M Pilgrim
ATYLA Ship by James M Pilgrim
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Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Captain Cook’s first expedition to the South Seas at a wonderful weekend of discovery and entertainment for the whole family in Whitby and Staithes from July 6-8.

Test out your sea legs aboard the Tall ship ‘Atyla’ to see what life on the open water was like. Retrace Captain Cooks steps aboard the replica HMS Endeavour or relive the battle of Trafalgar on the replica warship HMS Pickle.

Back on dry land you can enjoy food from top local chefs who will put an 18th Century twist on modern day cuisine.

There will also be a Cook ‘Selfie’ tour, live music, street theatre and sea shanties alongside local ales and a spectacular firework display on the Saturday night.

With everything from a Folk Opera to a film showing there’s something for the whole family to enjoy over the weekend.

Keep an eye out for the newly restored Captain Cook monument and take the time to explore Whitby Abbey too where there will be a one off Time Will Tell Theatre show.

Captain James Cook learnt his trade as a seaman in Whitby and his famous ship – the HM Bark Endeavour – was also built in Whitby.

After growing up in the scenic North York Moors National Park he made his name with amazing achievements in cartography, surveying the seas and captaining ships.

The celebrations in Whitby kick start a series of nation-wide anniversary events that recognise the achievement of one of the world’s greatest explorers.

This will be a fantastic weekend of fun for the family set on the stunning Yorkshire coast.

Factfile - Captain Cook’s 250th anniversary

Address: Various locations in Whitby and Staithes

Dates: July 6-8, 2018


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