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The Synod Of Whitby AD 664

The Synod Of Whitby AD 664

The History Of Whitby In 596 the missionary Pope Gregory sent a reluctant bishop, Augustine, to the court of Ethelbert of Kent to bring the ancient Roman colony of Britannia back to Rome. Augustine was startlingly successful, swiftly converting Ethelbert and founding a cathedral at Canterbury. Pagan Saxons retained their gods only for days of […]

Illuminated Abbey (Whitby) 2014

Illuminated Abbey (Whitby) 2014

Dates for Whitby Gothic Weekend for 2014 – The 2014 Autumn Whitby Goth Weekend – Autumn 2014 – 31st October to 2nd November   At various times throughout each evening, you will also have the chance to meet our costumed characters and discover the darker side of the past, with dramatic presentations on grave robbing, […]

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

The History Of Whitby – Whitby Abbey Set on a headland high over the popular seaside town, Whitby Abbey is the perfect choice for a great value day trip in Yorkshire. It’s easy to see how Bram Stoker was inspired by its gothic splendour when writing Dracula. This is one of the most atmospheric visitor […]

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