|Location||Near Whitby, Yorkshire, England|
|Year first constructed||1858|
|Height||13 m (43 ft)|
|Focal height||73 m (240 ft)|
|Current lens||Six Panel 2nd Order Catadioptric Drum|
|Intensity||White 39,800 Candela, Red 17,100 Candela|
|Range||White - 18 nmi (33 km); Red - 16 nmi (30 km)|
|Characteristic||White and red isophase every 5 seconds|
|ARLHS number||ENG 164|
Whitby Lighthouse is a lighthouse operated by Trinity House. It is located on Ling Hill, on the coast to the south-east of Whitby, beyond Saltwick Bay. It should not be confused with the two lighthouses located in Whitby itself, which protect the town's harbour.
The lighthouse, a white octagonal brick tower designed by James Walker, was built in 1858. Originally, it was one of a pair of towers aligned north-south and known as the High Light; the other, known as the South Light, was 66 ft (20 m) high. Their purpose was to show fixed lights over Whitby Rock. In 1890, a more efficient light was installed in the High Light, allowing the South Light to be deactivated. The lighthouse was electrified in 1976 and automated in 1992; the former lighthouse keepers' cottages are now available to hire by holidaymakers.
The Whitby Fog Signal located adjacent to the lighthouse has been deactivated, and the building is also now used as holiday accommodation.
- "Whitby Lighthouse". Trinity House.