The abbey thrived for centuries as a centre of learning. This particular monastery was destroyed by Henry VIII in 1540 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Though the abbey church was stripped and fell into ruin, it has remained a prominent landmark on the headland for sailors. More recently Whitby has gained fame as being the location where Count Dracula was washed ashore in Bram Stokers 1897 book.
Location: Whitby North Yorkshire
Photographer: ©Keith Bailey SceneItSnappedIt Photographic