Whitby – Pictures from a postcard town
You can’t get much more English than Whitby.
Set on the Yorkshire coast, this is a town that screams fish and chips, often cold but always beautiful beaches and days spent enjoying an extended Bank Holiday.
Potential visitors shouldn’t stop there though.
Whitby is home to some of the most seaside spectacular views to be found anywhere in Europe, plenty of history and even a link to vampires.
Author Bram Stoker – writer of that most Transylvanian of novels, Dracula – stayed in Whitby in the late 1800s.
He was so inspired by its ruined abbey and stunning clifftop church, that it became the inspiration for the best known vampire of all.
Dracula arrives in this country after his ship runs aground off Whitby, and runs up the famous 199 steps in the guise of a black dog.
The 7th century Benedictine Whitby Abbey is a must see in itself, while Whitby Pavilion offers impressive views.
I visited the town earlier this year with my aunt, who fell in love with it during trips there as a little girl.
I certainly got busy with the camera while there – I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures as much as I did taking them…