Whitby inn ‘notorious for smuggling’

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This week’s photo from Whitby Memories Facebook group shows the Mulgrave Castle Inn, a pub which once stood on the edge of Upgang Ravine.

It had a notorious reputation for the smuggling trade - hardly surprising as the inn had commanding views over a wide stretch of coastline from Whitby harbour across the bay to Sandsend.

The last landlord was a Mr Cornforth.

Much of the building crumbled into the sea around 1887.