Whitby The 199 Steps Sunset
The most famous steps in Yorkshire. Another early picture of mine but still popular today. These are the Steps that lead to Whitby Abbey, past the church of St Hilda. In Bram Stokers novel Dracula , these where the steps that Dracula climbed in the form of a black dog before he hid in the abbey ruins above, he is reputed to have came ashore when the Russian Schooner the Demeter grounded at Tate Hill Sands after a storm. From the top they offer a great vista down onto the whitby harbour, band stand and Khyber Pass with the whalebones and statue of Captain Cook on the west bank of the River Esk.