Whitby a seaside resort 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 immortalized 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 199 steps that lead up towards St Mary’s Church and Whitby Abbey.
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.
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.
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
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
Historic Whitby - with its Swing Bridge and cobbled streets lined with many small local shops selling everything you could wish for including the world famous Whitby Jet. You could try walking up the 199 steps up to the Abbey and St. Mary's Church. Take a look around the Captain Cooks Museum in the centre of Whitby. Take the kids on a 20 min boat trip on one of the many boats including a pirate ship. The Whalebone Arch made from real Whalebones is situated on top, overlooking the harbour close to the Captain Cook statue.
Whitby Boat Trips – take a trip on one of the many sea going boats including a pirate boat. These boat trips normally take around 20 min and leave from the harbour go out to sea and up to the beach.
Whitby Shopping – Whitby has many small local shops, which sell everything that you would want. You will find many jewellery shops which sell Whitby Jet. Also there are some great antiques shops. You can also pick up something to take home such as some Whitby Gin.
Whitby Bus Tour – Take a trip sightseeing tour of historic Whitby Town and Harbour, a partly open top bus once you’ve purchased your ticket, so you can step on and off as many times as you wish throughout the day.