Climbing Whitby’s 199 steps also gets you access to St. Mary’s Church, an 18th century church originally built in 1110. The tranquility inside the church provides a great place to relax and especially after the strenuous asscent. The Norman tower is of special interest and the graveyard was also the setting for the Victorian novelist Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
From St. Mary’s Church, you can visit Whitby Abbey, one of the town’s famous landmarks and enjoy the stunning views from Whitby Abbey. Founded in 657 by St. Hilda, this medieval building is one of Britain’s most important archaeological sites with over 2000 years of fascinating history. The ruins of this Benedictine abbey were recently named the most romantic in Britain.