Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

If you are 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 Abbey print from Amanda Norman
Whitby Abbey print from Amanda Norman available for purchase

Ghosts of Whitby Abbey

As you know, I love finding out about hauntings of these magnificent ruins that I love to photograph.

The Gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey have some fascinating ghosts haunting it. Unfortunately, I have not yet had the opportunity to be visiting in the evening. Nevertheless, during my visits in the daytime, I didn’t sense anything spooky. I was simply in awe of its grand elegance.

Firstly, I will begin with the ghost of a nun who was bricked up within the abbeys walls. Indeed, she was alive and her crime was breaking her vow of chastity. Furthermore, people can still hear her pleading for her release. Clearly this is a horrible way to die. Please visit Whitby Online for additional information.

Secondly, Whitby Abbey was founded by Saint Hilda. Of course, people are reportedly 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? Please visit Spooky Isles for additional information.

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

If you like photographs of Abbeys, view my others here.

Whitby itself is also an amazing place to visit as it is full of atmosphere with quirky shops. They sell the most beautiful of treasures. Therefore, each time I visit, I treat myself to some gorgeous Whitby jet jewellery. Indeed, me and my now husband Mark got engaged here. My engagement ring features a bat with a piece of Jet gemstone for its stomach. Furthermore, I always wear it for protection when providing tarot readings.

Whitby Jet Jewellery

Jet jewellery was fashionable with the Victorians who wore it as mourning jewellery. In addition, Jet’s healing properties are good for overcoming grief and depression following bereavement.

Whitby Jet is also black in colour. If you have knowledge about crystals and chakras, you will know that black can provides protection against negativity, and fears.

Additionally, if you find crystals interesting, please visit my sister website Gemstone and Tarot. You can also visit the shop in Liverpool where you can purchase my photography, and handmade jewellery.