Travel: Yorkshire

by Jane Hayward on Thursday, 1 March 2012

The legend of Dracula brings gothic fans to the port of Whitby in late April. Those of a lighter disposition will enjoy its bright and breezy side too!

Inside story Shoreline Cottages' ever-expanding collection includes Henrietta Cottage (sleeping four). It's a snug, traditional hideaway near the foot of the Abbey's steps, where Dracula swept up from the seashore – the perfect Whitby location!

Step out Wonderful harbour views (and an outstanding kipper shop) are feet away. And cobbled passageways lead to tiny art galleries that show off work influenced by the Staithes Group.

Eat and drink The restaurant scene is much improved, with the Moon & Sixpence a favourite, thanks to its waterfront views and unpretentious brasserie food (

How much? From £660 for seven nights (£23.58pppn). Call 01904-607087 or

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