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…

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…

The Secret Of The Cholmley Family

The Cholmley family have been a famous instalment in Whitby since the late 1500s. Their mansion still sits alongside the Abbey after it was built by Sir Hugh Cholmley in 1672, but the Cholmley family may have had a dark past. After inheriting his father’s estate Sir Francis Cholmley and his wife, Lady Jane Cholmley,…