When: 25th – 31st October 2017
Where: Whitby, North Yorkshire
£: Tickets for Whitby Goth Weekend cost £69 for the weekend or £38 for a day ticket, family and children’s tickets are also available.
Tickets for the Abbey cost £9.50 for adults, £8.50 for concessions and £5.90 for children (there are discounts for English Heritage members).
What is it?
October is a busy month for the Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby, partly due to its famous literary heritage and Gothic architecture.
From Wednesday 25th to Tuesday 31st October, English Heritage will be lighting up the Gothic Abbey after dark, to celebrate Halloween.
The Illuminated Abbey event will also give visitors the chance to meet a Victorian undertaker and hear tales about grave robbing from the Resurrection Man. And, at 8pm each night, visitors can watch the tale of Dracula performed in a new light.
Whitby Goth Weekend takes place from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October at the Spa Pavilion, with live alternative music and bizarre bazaars based at venues around the town.
Whitby Goth Weekend takes place twice a year, and this weekend’s event will see performances from the Theatre of Hate, The Membranes and The Birthday Massacre.
During the weekend, the town of Whitby will see a vibrant mix of Goths, Steampunks, Victorian vampires and punks meeting up for the event.
Whitby is a traditional seaside town situated on the North Yorkshire coast. Bram Stoker was inspired to create Dracula after a trip to the town in the 1800s, and in recent years this literary link has seen the town become a mecca for Goths.