• LOCATION 15 | Essential Whitby: A Guide to the Town’s Legends, Treasures and Main Sites

    Bagdale

    Take a left - heading towards the town centre.

    Keep on the left hand side of the road as this will give you a more elevated perspective.

    You're now on Bagdale, formerly known as the more uncouth 'Bogdale'.

    The dale in Bagdale is a clear clue that we had Vikings here in Whitby. Dale comes from old Norse and simply means valley. You should be getting the sense that you are in a valley right now.

    The houses you are seeing over the road are again Victorian and mostly guesthouses. Not too bad for an area that translates as 'bog valley'!

    The road to your right hand side roughly matches Bagdale Beck. Modern developments means you won't be able to see this river today, but it used to be navigable for ships up to Broomfield Terrace. The street over the road next to the Philip Burley & Co. sign.

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Essential Whitby: A Guide to the Town’s Legends, Treasures and Main Sites