Whitby, north Yorkshire, as far north as we’re going on this trip

Our drive from Cromer, with a quick stop in Skegness for a coffee, was a bit of a marathon. The GPS took us on the shortest but not necessarily the quickest route so we had all day to admire the scenery. I wanted to drive around the coastline but apparently you can’t do that on this part of the coast so we went inland and out again.

I wanted to visit here because of its association with Bram Stoker and the Dracula story. A couple of years ago we were in Transylvania, Romania, and visited Castle Bran, the home of Vlad the Impaler and supposed role model for Bram Stoker’s Dracula so to me it seemed appropriate to visit the other end of his journey from Transylvania to England. Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. According to the guide there’s no mention of the Abbey in Dracula but the ruin draws crowds in search of all things vampire.

The Abbey and church are on the east cliff.

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We were staying on the west cliff above the beach huts.

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As it turned out, Whitby is a lovely sea port with lots of narrow streets & lanes and all manner of craft shops.

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Plus the by now obligatory chips and ice cream

 

One last sunset then it’s back down the coast and to Purton for the remainder of our UK stay.

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