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Whitby Dracula Trail is a 6.9 kilometer loop trail located near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Distance: 6.9 km Elevation Gain: 131 m Route Type: Loop




partially paved


historic site

A circular trail from Whitby in North Yorkshire, taking in many of the landmarks that form the setting for Bram Stoker's classic novel, Dracula. The route follows a short section of the cliff top path (the Cleveland Way) with great views out across the North Sea, before looping in land on quiet rural lanes to reach the town. The remainder of the walk takes in many of the streets and landmarks of Whitby including the harbour, the swing bridge, East Crescent, the famous 199 steps and the ruins of Whitby Abbey. It doesn't take long to understand how the beguiling beauty of the town helped to inspire Stoker's creative flair- although on a bright sunny day there really is nothing sinister about Whitby! And you don't believe in vampires anyway, do you? The route follows a mixture of pavements, quiet lanes, paved/stone paths plus one section of grass footpath. There is one kissing gate plus several flights of steps and several climbs and descents throughout. Approximate time 2 hours, plus additional time to visit any of the attractions.

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