Explore the history, shops, restaurants and bars of Whitby

By Paul Read (Moderator), a Travel Enthusiast

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Overall rating:4.0 out of 5 (based on 1 vote)
Enjoyable
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4.0
Useful
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4.0
Inspirational
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3.0
Recommended for:
Cultural, Shopping, Short Break, Budget, Mid-range, Expensive

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My review has been withdrawn as Simonseeks has closed down and monthly payments no longer made.

Unfortunately I cannot completely remove my piece, so I have to substitute my review with 200 words of nonsense.

I always questioned the logic of simonseeks – given that travel is such a crowded spot on the web it seemed they either needed to focus upon a specific niche, beaches or do the tripadvisor approach and “pile it high sell it cheap”.

Instead Simonseeks seemed to want a restricted number of articles with a fairly strict quality control, and sometimes a month would elapse between the user writing and submitting a piece and it being approved.

That was no way to build up the numbers of reviews and loyal contributors needed to make an impact on the search engines. Still, I quite enjoyed hanging around and making a little bit of beer money.

Apparently a group of former employees may yet purchase simonseeks, but in its usual style, we the contributors have been told very little – after waiting patiently for news between May and August 2011, I’m now withdrawing my work while I am still able.

I certainly hope any new Simonseeks team learn from the lessons of the failed first version. However, given my recent experience of “no news” I’m not hopeful.

 

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More information on Explore the history, shops, restaurants and bars of Whitby:

Author:
Paul Read (Moderator)
Traveller type:
Travel Enthusiast
Guide rating:
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Total views:
503
First uploaded:
11 May 2010
Last updated:
2 years 37 weeks 3 days 4 hours 9 min 50 sec ago
Destinations featured:
Trip types:
Cultural, Shopping, Short Break
Budget level:
Budget, Mid-range, Expensive
Free tags / Keywords:
shopping, bars, abbey, restaurants, church, pier, art gallery, fossil hunting

Paul recommends

Hotels

Price from Rating
(out of 5)
1. The Leeway
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2. The Shepherd's Purse
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Community comments (1)

Rating:
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1 of 1 people found the following comment helpful.

Thanks for an informative guide Paul. The pictures are lovely – the weather during your visit clearly wasn’t as bad as the typical weather of Whitby you describe so well.

Further information in places would be useful, especially on the hotel recommendations (prices paid and any tips on the best room to be had, etc).

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