Remains. Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
<b>Whitby Abbey</b> is a ruined Benedictine abbey overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
The first monastery was founded in 657 AD.
It was disestablished during the dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII (1540).
Though the abbey fell into ruin, it remained a prominent landmark for sailors and helped inspire <em>Bram Stoker’s Dracula</em>.