Whitby Abbey is one of the most historic and atmospheric buildings in England. For a short time each autumn, it is illuminated in an array of colours. This photograph captures this occasion, looking at the abbey lit up bright purple with the reflection bouncing back from the pond at the foot of the abbey.
Whitby Abbey has a long and fascinating history. It was founded in 657AD by Saint Hilda, and was an important centre of learning and pilgrimage for centuries. In recent years, it has been associated with Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula, which was partly set in Whitby. This image sums up what inspired Stoker to include this historic building in his novel.
The Illuminated Abbey is a beautiful and evocative print that would make a stunning addition to any home. It would also be a perfect gift for anyone who loves Whitby or Dracula!