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Welcome to your dog friendly holiday in Whitby

We know your Dog is a very important member of your family. Going on holiday without him just isn't an option . From experience and visitors feedback, we also know search and find dog friendly can be a long, tedious task. We decided to address this flaw for tourists who would like to bring their dog on holiday to Whitby.

Open For Dogs
Owners Welcome naturally!

We know there is a significant number of holiday accommodation here in Whitby where pets are welcome. So we have highlighted a variety just for you. We've also added an array of interesting produce, products, news and much more.

From the comfort of your armchair you can browse, book and plan the perfect break for you and your dog. A fun holiday in Whitby really is at your fingertips.

Explore Whitby Where Dogs Are Welcome.


Dracula And Whitby

Dracula a blood thirsty vampire depicted in a thrilling novel, penned by Bram Stoker. Essentially a Victorian saga, turned into a tale of dark, suspense and horror and introducing one of the most terrifying characters in literature. His sinister, diabolic passions lead to fear and horror. Waiting in his coffin till the eerie dark of night, then emerging from the creaking lid, slowly, purposefully. Cloaked in a bat winged black cape, a fanged demonic face emerged, ready to capture, trick the unsuspected with devlish charm. Then dive into their neck, drawing and sapping them of blood, until they belonged to just him.

This Gothic, spine tingling masterpiece is as alive today as it was in the Victorian era when Stoker wrote it. A celebrated author of imagination the novel still hits stage and screen and the part of Dracula has been clambered for a played by epic actors including Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

Dracula Black Caped Con

Victims of evil, duped by Dracula, a black caped con, targets were usually innocent and beautiful. Inexplicably drawn to their powerless fete by Dracula's cunning, spellbinding charm of doom. Once bitten, there was no escape, they were his loyal cult subjects forever. Simply there to serve their master.

Links to Whitby

Bram Stoker stayed at the Royal Hotel In Whitby and was inspired by the Eastcliff and the Abbey to write what was to become a blockbuster novel of horror and romance with an ever growing Gothic following. Dracula emerged as a black dog, leaping from a Russian schooner Demeter, after it crashed into the pier under Whitby's East Cliff, during a heavy storm. The black dog, stormed up the 199 steps towards the Abbey and roamed the graveyard at night. The dog was just one of Dracula's forms. No one was safe. What could he turn into? Where was he? Did he hide behind the moonlit gravestones? No one knew. How could he lure his victims? How could he hide his hideous intentions? Stoker penned his character cleverly. He made this Evil subject believable, even alluring. This is of course what captivated his victims into a state of illogical, addictive passion that rendered them helpless and holds intrigue in most of us even today.

Goths Dracula And Whitby

Goths visit Whitby twice a year for a couple of days to re-live the Victorian Fantasy that inspires them. Whitby's magical aura and the Goths dark, elegant, Victorian dress certainly cut a dash around the streets of Whitby.

Men in frilly white shirts and gentlemens' attire, including walking canes tipped with skulled handles and tall sharp bowler hats, induce factory workers and solicitors alike to suavely strutt around Whitby in a manner of great importance. Leaving their 9 to 5 jobs well and truly in the shadows.

Bellowing Silk Dresses

Their female partners equally indulge. Tight, corseted, silk dresses bellow onto the ground as their wearers  sweep gracefully along the Whitby streets. West Cliff is adorned with black lace gloved women, decked out in bold Victorian jewellery of heavy weight and colour. 

Parasols are carried or frame their heavily made up faces. Black eyeliner cloaks their eyes in true Dracula statement, matched by black lipstick, applied in thick, generous proportions. It really is a sight to behold, and implies the power of fiction is a force that is difficult to reckon with. If that was Stoker's intended message - he definitely succeeded in delivering it.

Black Dog Collar

If you do want to visit Whitby during Goth Weeks, there's no reason why you can't join in with the swing of things. Maybe you could buy your dog a black collar? But remember, if you take him up to the graveyard - hold onto him - you don't want him running off and taking Dracula  "dog" home with you by mistake.

For Whitby Ghost walks where you may see sightings of the Russian "Dog" visit:-

Visit www.whitbywalks.co.uk 

Other Dracula sites

Visit www.dracula-in-whitby.co.uk

Visit www.draculaexperience.co.uk