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Whitby Dracula Trail is a 4.3 mile 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.

Length4.3 miElevation gain429 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingWalkingRunningPartially pavedViewsHistoric site
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Getting There

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.

The walk starts from the Abbey Car Park- the open-air long-stay pay and display car park on Abbey Lane in Whitby. Follow the brown signs for the abbey from the A171 Whitby to Scarborough road. Approximate post code YO22 4JT.

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Gemma Grover
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Car park free until March 2021 Whitby town very busy

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amy coward
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Melony Lockhart
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Amazing views. Great walk. Would definitely recommend. Lots of interesting bits along the way. Look out for the original abbey walls as you go down the public footpath under the telephone wires.

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Benjamin H
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Worth doing for the view alone! Easy to follow and gives a good understanding of the influence Whitby gave to Stoker. Finished at the Abbey for 4pm and had it to ourselves. Recommended!

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Roger Haines
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Great trail!! Worth taking time as so much to see and experience. Thanks

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David Platfoot
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Great walk but found some of the steps up and down quite hard with my breathing problems. Weather was fab today

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Mike Keith
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Iwona Kosek
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Carl Kaighin
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Carol Fulton
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G S
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Alison Senior
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Lou Phoenix
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James Hughes
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Marc Bright
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