Abbey illuminations now on for full week

See Whitby Abbeys stunning ruins lit up at night over October half-term.
See Whitby Abbeys stunning ruins lit up at night over October half-term.

See Whitby Abbey in a whole new light this half-term, with the ruins illuminated from October 25 to 31.

Extended to seven nights with more performances, this is the perfect opportunity to make the most of the spookiest time of year and delve further into the imagination of Bram Stoker.

Costumed characters will emerge from the shadows to tell the tales of Whitby’s past, including a Victorian undertaker to enlighten us on death the Victorian way.

The Resurrection Man’s story of Burke and Hare will send shivers down your spine while a live performance of Dracula will bring the whole evening full circle.

Experience Stoker’s Whitby Abbey at this event, brought alive with ghost stories, undertakers and grave robbers all contributing to the atmosphere that inspired a seminal gothic legend that survives to the modern day.

Site manager Delphine Jasmin-Belisle said: “Whitby’s gothic history has long been acknowledged as the spark that triggered the creation of the most famous vampire of all time.

“For the past five years we have celebrated this history by lighting up the abbey – and this year it’s bigger and better than ever.”

Buy tickets today at www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/whitby- abbey/ and receive 10% off.