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Whitby Abbey 2

By iancatch
Second from yesterdays visit. A bit about the abbey this time:

Whitby Abbey is a ruined Benedictine abbey overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. It was disestablished during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under the auspices of Henry VIII. It is a Grade I Listed building in the care of English Heritage and its site museum is housed in Cholmley House.

In December 1914, Whitby Abbey was shelled by German battlecruisers Von der Tann and Derfflinger who were aiming for the signal post on the end of the headland. Scarborough and Hartlepool were also attacked. The Abbey sustained considerable damage during the ten minute attack, the BBC included before and after photographs as part of the First World War centenary.[6]

Whitby Abbey was rendered famous in fiction by Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula, as Dracula there came ashore as a creature resembling a large dog and proceeded to climb the 199 steps which lead up to the ruins.


Tags: Landscape Church Abbey Yorkshire Whitby Coast East Steps 99 Landscape and travel

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tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2015 7:08PM
Well worth the trip

NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2015 7:14PM
A great image of this picturesque Abbey. very well processed and presented.

regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
iancatch 14 4 45 England
27 Feb 2015 10:15PM
Thanks to everyone who voted and commented to get me the RC award.
cheesey 14 2 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2015 10:34PM
Lovely comp and reflections.
Great shot.

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