Whitby may seem a beautiful seaside resort by day, but don’t forget that it’s the town that inspired the Gothic novel Dracula when Bram Stoker visited the looming abbey on the headland. The In Search of Dracula Walk takes visitors on a journey through the winding streets that some say are still stalked by Dracula, so it’s a must for fans of the novel and a great way to spend an evening.
Tours are guided by storyteller Harry who brings the streets to life with his local knowledge and knack for entertaining a crowd, and they start at the Whale Bone Arch every evening from 8pm. There’s no need to book in advance, just turn up and if you’re unsure whether tours are running call ahead to check on 01947 821734.
Walks last around an hour and children are welcome along too – in fact they’ll even be given a Dracula badge to remember their experience. You can’t miss Harry, he’ll be dressed in a long black coat and a top hat. The walk stops at various points throughout the town so it’s a leisurely one, and the sight of the illuminated abbey when darkness falls makes the perfect backdrop to relive the story of Dracula.