Whitbys 199 Steps At Night
Night time at Whitby, the last warm light of day disappears into the North Sea. These steps finishing between Church Street and Henrietta Street leads to St Hilda’s Church on the East Cliff of Whitby. The Famous 199 Steps were built around 200 years ago as a replacement to the older wooden ones. The 199 Steps are lit by the old lampposts today power by electric as apposed to the Whale oil of times gone bye.
The 199 Steps are probably most famous for a night in 1885 when in rough seas a Russian Schooner came ashore at Tate Hill Sands, as soon as the Demeter hit the beach a black dog reputed to be Dracula leaped ashore a ran up the 199 Steps to the Whitby Abbey.