Whitby Abbey and the Bay

The Whitby Benedictine Abbey ruins sit on the cliffs overlooking Whitby Bay in North Yorkshire. They featured in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Whitby being the entry point into England for the vampire, who was said to stalk the abbey ruins at night.

Whitby Bay, according to many locals, has changed very little over the recent decades. The main industry being fishing the fresh seafood is some of the best in country. The industry had not moved towards mass industrialisation. The fishing companies are like the boats, small. But even in Whitby the recession was hitting, mainly in the once thriving tourist trade.

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