Whitby a seaside town sitting right on the coast, with a rich history and the setting for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, with the Abbey perching on the cliff tops. When you visit you can explore ornate cobbled paths, locally-owned shops and great cafes. Whitby has a “Whitby Goth Weekend” which is a great weekend to dress up and see Steam Punk and Goths, plenty of side stalls around. Let’s not forget Whitby famous son voyager Captain James Cook immortalised in a monument up on West Cliff, where he can be seen looking out to his favourite place – the sea. Whitby Abbey is high on the cliff tops, you can walk up the the 199 steps that lead up towards St Mary’s Church and Whitby Abbey. Whitby is only a short drive up the coast and is close to Blue Dolphin.
Whitby Abbey has been inspiring visitors for nearly 1500 years, centuries of history with the new interactive guide. You can visit the revamped museum to find out more about how the abbey inspired Caedmon, the first named English poet, and Bram Stoker, the author of 'Dracula'.
Whitby Abbey was a 7th-century Christian monastery that later became a Benedictine abbey.
The abbey and its possessions were confiscated by the crown under Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries between 1536 and 1545.
Since that time, the ruins of the abbey have continued to be used by sailors as a landmark at the headland. Since the 20th century, the substantial ruins of the church have been declared a Grade I Listed building.
Dracula is a novel by Bram Stoker, published in 1897. Dracula is a vampire and lives in a castle located in Transylvanian. In the book Dracula comes to England and lands in the dead of night in Whitby.
Dracula is one of the most famous pieces of English literature. Many of the book's characters have entered popular culture
Captain James Cook FRS was born on 7 November 1728, James Cook moved to Whitby and became a trainee with a local shipping firm. The house where he lodged with his master is still in Whitby's Grape Lane and is now open to the public as the Captain Cook Memorial Museum. Later Cook was famous for his three voyages between 1768 and 1779 in the Pacific Ocean and to Australia. He learned his craft in Whitby vessels trading to the Baltic and two of the vessels he used on his long and perilous voyages – ‘Resolution’ and ‘Endeavour’ were built in Whitby
Whitby Goth Weekend is an alternative music festival held in Whitby. The event consists of two nights of live bands (Friday and Saturday) at the town's largest venue, The Spa Pavilion, and three days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) of alternative trade stalls at the Spa Pavilion, Whitby Leisure Centre, and Whitby Brunswick Centre
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