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 […]
Illuminated Abbey (Whitby) A chance to see the Whitby Abbey Illuminated and aglow with coloured floodlights highlighting the magnificent ruin that inspired Bram Stoker. Coinciding with the Whitby Goth weekend, visitors are invited to walk within and around the ruins after dark and soak up the atmosphere. At various times throughout each evening, you […]
Caedmon is perhaps one of Whitby’s most famous ancestors, and although he lived a very long time ago he is still remembered here in Whitby today. Caedmon school at the side of the new bridge, and of course Caedmon’s Cross in the Churchyard of St Hilda’s Church near Whitby Abbey stand testament to England’s first […]
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Whitby has a very diverse and unique history. The images in the gallery below are in some way related to Whitby’s history. You may click on these thumbnails to see larger pictures. If you have any images you would like to display in this gallery then please send them to Glenn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Images sent will be displayed here and will also be offered for sale to site readers with all the proceeds going to the RNLI which is the designated charity of Real Whitby.
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 […]
Right on the headland, 199 steps up from the cobbled quayside and smack next door to the famous ruined Abbey sits Abbey House. YHA’s new home in Whitby.
The History Of Whitby – Whitby Abbey named Britain’s most romantic ruin Whitby Abbey in Yorkshire has been voted as Britain’s most romantic ruin in a nationwide survey of 2,445 people, carried out by Countryfile Magazine. In what proved to be a close-run poll, the spectacular coastal ruin won first place ahead of Fountains Abbey, […]