Bram Stoker's Dracula

Whitby is famous for the story of Dracula

The story of Dracula as written by Bram Stoker, was said to be written from the Royal Hotel in Whitby, under the shadow of Whitby Abbey and the 199 steps. The history of Whitby and Dracula draws thousands of tourists to the town each year to visit the Whitby Dracula experience and other Whitby Dracula attractions.

Bram Stoker's description of Whitby in his novel, Dracula:

"This is a lovely place. The little River Esk runs through a deep valley which broadens out as it comes near the harbour… The houses of the old town are all red-roofed and seem piled up one after the other anyhow…Right over the town is the ruin of the Abbey, a noble ruin of immense size. Between it and the town is another church, the Parish one, round which is a big graveyard, all full of tombstones. It descends so steeply over the harbour that part of the bank has fallen away, and some of the graves have been destroyed.