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Attractions & Activities in or near Whitby

Whitby is a popular tourist town situated on the north east coast of Yorkshire. It developed as a fishing port and also for a time a whaling port. Its most famous sailor and explorer was Capt James Cook who set sail from the port on his voyages of discovery. Today the town has a lot to offer the many visitors, including a clean sandy beach, many cafes, pubs and also fish and chip shops. High of the cliffs above the town is the ruins of Whitby Abbey which is open to the public. Attractions and Activities in or near Whitby Whitby Abbey are listed below.
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0.2 miles from the centre of Whitby
Sink Your Fangs Into Whitby Abbey, the Inspiration for Dracula When the Russian schooner The Demeter ran aground in Whitby harbour in 1885, everyone on board was mysteriously dead. The lone survivor, a demonic black dog, bounded from the vessel and up the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey. The dog was a classic form known to be taken by vampires… And so Bram Stoker got the bright idea for Dracula, with which the abbey will now forever be connected. It's no surprise, since the ruins of the abbe...
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