Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

If you’re a fan of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, you simply must visit Whitby Abbey in North Yorkshire and see it in all of its splendour.

Whitby itself is also an amazing place to visit as it’s full of atmosphere with quirky shops that do sell the most beautiful of treasures. Each time I visit, I treat myself to gorgeous Whitby jet jewellery as I’m strongly drawn to the Jet gemstone.

Whitby Abbey print from Amanda Norman
Whitby Abbey print from Amanda Norman available for purchase

Whitby Jet Jewellery

Jet jewellery was fashionable with the Victorians who wore it as mourning jewellery and it’s no coincidence that jet’s healing properties are overcoming grief and depression after bereavement.

Whitby Jet is also black in colour and if you have knowledge about gemstones and chakras, you will know that black gemstones can generally provide protection against negativity and fears. If you’re interested in gemstones, please visit my sister website Gemstone and Tarot or visit the shop in Liverpool where you can purchase my photography and handmade jewellery.

Ghosts of Whitby Abbey

As you know, I love to find out about hauntings and ghosts of the ruins that I love to photograph.

The Gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey have some fascinating ghosts and I’ll start with the ghost of a nun who was bricked up within the abbey’s walls alive for breaking her vow of chastity. It’s reported that you can still hear her pleading for her release.

Whitby Abbey was founded by Saint Hilda and some have reported seeing her ghostly figure wrapped in a shroud peering out of a high window. Shame I didn’t capture her ghost on the photograph below isn’t it?

Inside view of Whitby Abbey photographed by Amanda Norman
Inside view of Whitby Abbey photographed by Amanda Norman

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