Days out in Yorkshire: Have a fangtastic time in Whitby with Dracula

Whitby Abbey, an iconic landmark high above the town.
Whitby Abbey, an iconic landmark high above the town.
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The coast is one of this county’s finest assets, and the seaside town of Whitby truly is a jewel in the crown.

Nestled against the North York Moors and between some of the highest cliffs in England, the town boasts a stunning seafront and makes for a beautiful seaside destination.

Steeped in history and heritage, Whitby also offers excellent local food and produce alongside a town centre full of great shopping, while providing truly incredible scenery in every single direction.

High above the town is arguably Whitby’s most iconic landmark, the place that is famously the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s gothic tale, ‘Dracula’.

This summer, Dracula at Whitby Abbey will bring the famous character to life in stage performances on weekends throughout the season. Suitable for families, the day time shows will provide a whole new perspective to any day out in Whitby, telling the tale of Dracula from “within the surroundings of the writer’s inspiration”.

And while you’re in town, why not visit Pannett Park? Voted Yorkshire Best Public Park 2014, it’s a haven of nature walks and activities to keep the young ones entertained while burning some energy.

Whitby is a place with the unique characteristic of managing to bring its fascinating history and unbeatable local scenery together in ways that will appeal to every visitor, celebrating music, history, food and drink in an idyllic location. So where else would you want to spend a day this summer?

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Prices: Adults £7, Children £5, Family £19, EH members free

Performance times: Weekends throughout summer, at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm

Car Parking: Car park 100m away

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/whitbyabbey

Telephone: 01947 603568

Sat Nav: YO21 1YN

For more days out see www.yorkshire.com

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