The Bride in The Oak Chest

A story that has been told countless times, even as an old Christmas favourite named the Mistletoe Bough . The story of the bride in the oak chest became so famous that it was even once mentioned in the famous horror series ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark‘, and it has been connected with…

The Skull and Cross-bone Graves

In St Mary’s Churchyard there sits two graves that are different from the rest, as the side of them have a skull and cross-bone sculpted into the side. Years of folklore has told us that Dracula is buried in St Mary’s and if any gravestone were to have Dracula buried underneath is you would think…

The Hob of Boggle Hole

In between Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay is a small patch of beach with a mysterious cave that lays within the cliffs. If you ask locals they will tell you stories of little creatures that would run along the beach in and out of the cave, and many other caves that sit on the stretch…

Maggie of Whitby

Often referred to as ‘Mad Maggie‘ Maggie had a reputation around Whitby which left her feared by anyone who crossed her path. She lived alongside the Church Steps and children would often flee if they saw her outside her home. Even those who didn’t believe she was a witch would spend their days searching for witch…

Humpty Dumpty’s Grave

Whitby is full of rich literary history, from being the the holiday destination of Charles Dickens, and Lewis Carroll, to inspiring the classic novel Count Dracula. But little do people know that even a famous nursery rhyme has made its way into Whitby’s history. Within St Mary’s Church is said to be the grave of…

The Sandsend Money Tree

As you walk through the woods on your way to Mulgrave Castle you will stumble upon a tree that is unlike the others as it is filled with two pence pieces. It is believed that if you were to place money in tree you would be rewarded with riches. It is a folk tale that…

The Submerged Bells

It is now a well known fact that during his reign Henry VIII set out groups to destroy abbeys and churches that belonged to the Catholic faith as he built up the Church Of England, one of those abbeys was the famous Whitby Abbey. But not only did Henry destroy the abbey he even went…