This week marks the 125th anniversary of the first publication of the timeless novel Dracula on May 26, 1897. With Whitby being the epicenter of the classic, Sykes Holiday Cottages has brought together a selection of properties in the area so holidaymakers can discover the inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s Novel.
From Grade II listed cottages to stunning barn conversions, there is a property for every vampire fan.
Sleeping: Of them
Price: Seven nights from £449
Gavel Cottage is in the West Cliff area of Whitby, close to the quiet old town and harbour. The cottage sleeps two, with comfortable living space and stunning views of the surrounding beach and Whitby Abbey.
A trip to Whitby is never quite complete without seeing the abundance of local wildlife. Head to Filey Brigg to watch seals along the coast or take a trip from the harbor for whale watching.
Price: Seven nights from £491
Nestled in the heart of Whitby, Swallow’s Nest is a cozy Grade II listed cottage. The property has plenty of character, with an open fireplace in the living room and relaxation space for a family or group of friends to discuss the day’s adventures together.
Guests can make the most of the property’s central location and range of local amenities, including restaurants, pubs and cafes. A short walk away is Whitby Abbey, which is said to have inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
chalet of the sun
Price: Seven nights from £891
Sunshine Cottage is a four storey detached cottage nestled in the heart of the seaside town of Whitby. This spacious property has retained its original character and has a private terrace with views of the harbour.
Dogs and their owners can roam the cobbled streets of Whitby or explore the nearby North York Moors. It is also possible to visit the town’s famous abbey or traditional tourist sites such as the lighthouse.
Price: Seven nights from £684
Salt Bay is a contemporary terrace located just five minutes walk from the center of Whitby. A sleek kitchen opens onto the enclosed patio, where visitors can soak up the sun with drinks and snacks.
It is said that Whitby inspired one of the most famous gothic novels ever written, Dracula. While visiting the seaside town, writer Bram Stoker took a liking to its atmosphere and found Dracula’s name in a history book in Whitby’s library.
Price: Seven nights from £925
The Byre is a beautiful converted barn just a short drive from Whitby, with views over the North York Moors. The property has a range of amenities, such as an open-plan living room with plush furnishings and a spacious kitchen for preparing a family meal.
After an afternoon in the property’s hot tub, visitors can drive to the coastal town of Whitby to sample freshly caught seafood or stroll around the harbor to watch the sunset.