Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire (@ Chris McLoughlin/Getty Images)
- This ruined Benedictine abbey was destroyed by Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.""The Synod of Whitby, which aligned the English church, was signed here on this day, 1664
- Kohl-eyed and black-clad pilgrims flock to this seaside town twice a year for the Gothic Weekend.""There\s no escaping The Count in these parts
- The stunning landmark pictured sits on a cliff face overlooking the North Sea.""Shall we see it from a few different angles?
- Dark clouds loom completing a truly foreboding scene - could this place get any more frightening?""Definitely. Which horror icon took his first steps in the UK right here?