Abbey setting for Dracula days

From Hilarious History to the ‘Prince of Darkness’ – there is a bumper year of events for English Heritage sites including Scarborough.

From May bank holiday weekend until Christmas, the castle and Whitby Abbey host historic re-enactors, concerts and plays.

“Whitby Abbey will welcome the return of its acclaimed theatrical promenade performance of Dracula every weekend in the summer and family activities during all the school holidays.

“There will be a summer of hilarious history at Scarborough Castle,” said regional events manager Jon Hogan.

“All of our daytime events – including our highlight events – are free for English Heritage members, which includes admission for up to six children going free with each adult member, so anyone watching the pennies this year can enjoy a bumper season of days out,” he said.

The season at Whitby begins with The Path to Paradise from Saturday May 25 to Sunday Jun e 2.

Walk a labyrinth laid out at Whitby Abbey, based on the medieval design set into the floor at Chartres Cathedral. Take as long as you like to walk the path as a bit of fun, as an exercise or social gathering.

The first Dracula event at Whitby Abbey is on Saturday June 20 to Sunday June 21.

Bram Stoker’s classic Victorian Gothic tale is brought to life with a cast of three actors, revealing a shipwreck, a large black dog and vampires. Plus there will be hands on medieval activities.