Yorkshire's East coast is also famous for inspiring one of the most well known novels ‘Dracula’.  An Irish novelist, Bram Stoker wrote his famous novel in 1897, and being a frequent visitor to the seaside town used Whitby as a backdrop for some of the scenes described in his book.

This has inspired a whole ‘Dracula’ culture centred on Whitby and ‘Goth’ events take place annually with some very interesting sites to be seen.