Delve into the story of Dracula

Whitby, North Yorkshire

Probe into the dramatic history of Bram Stoker’s Dracula in the very place where the stories of the bloodthirsty vampire were born.

The story goes that in 1885 the Russian schooner ‘The Demeter’ was hit by a wild storm and run aground in Whitby Harbour – mysteriously, all the crew were dead.

A huge black dog - one of the many forms into which a vampire could transform itself – was seen leaping ashore and running up the 199 steps towards Whitby Abbey. Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula had arrived in England...

Visitors can experience the story of Dracula at the ‘Dracula Experience’, a unique tour of the story and its connection to Whitby, using animated scenes, electronic special effects and live actors.

Brave visitors can also tread the streets where vampires stalk by taking a toured walk and discovering the mysterious happenings connected to the Count.

Throughout the year Dracula and the gothic style synonymous with the story are celebrated in the bi-annually Whitby Gothic Weekend and the Bram Stoker International Film Festival.

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