Over 8,000 people in Whitby during the Bram Stoker Film Festival!
Whitby: Where Dracula WalkedIn the late 1890s, while staying in Whitby, Bram Stoker wrote part of his famous novel 'Dracula'.
In a violent storm Count Dracula was shipwrecked and taking on the form of a large dog he rushed up the 199 steps towards St. Mary's Church, there to take refuge in the grave of a suicide victim.
To this day a gravestone near the church bears the skull and crossbones, some say this is simply the grave of a pirate, others are not so sure.........
Beware of walking alone through the churchyard, particularly on a stormy October night’s when the wind howls and the shadows dance! Or....you can simply join in the fun and dress as a Vampire for the day and help support the 'Great North Air Ambulance'