The name Dracula was conceived here perhaps, but it is a fact that Bram Stoker was inspired to use Whitby as the setting of part of his world-famous novel Dracula that makes you wonder … what is in this town.
“….. the name of his villain and some of the novel’s most dramatic scenes were inspired by his holiday in Whitby. ” https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/whitby-abbey/history-and-stories/dracula/
Today the the town is simply picturesque. It is popular to have one of the best fish and chips in England as well as the breaded scampi.
If you are a fan of the group Simply Red, Whitby is where they filmed the video of their song Holding back the years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG07WSu7Q9w