The harborside town of Whitby in England is considered the “the birthplace of Dracula” because that’s where author Bram Stoker began writing his classic horror story “Dracula” while he stayed at Mrs. Veazey’s guesthouse at 6 Royal Crescent, Whitby, in the summer of 1890. Inspired by the landscape along with the local abbey and church, Stoker set to work on his gothic novel.
Well now that famous town is attempting to set a new world record for the largest-ever group of people dressed as vampires! English Heritage, along with Guinness World Records, has asked for vampire enthusiasts travel to Whitby Abbey and wear their very finest vampire attire for event on May 26th. There will be live music, performers from the Dracula by Time Will Tell Theatre will entertain, and there will be food and drink as well. The festivities will be held in the evening, these are vampires after all.
That date is special because it marks the 125th anniversary of the famous book! The dress code for the day is black pants or a black dress paired with black shoes, a vest, a black cape or an overcoat with a big collar is acceptable and of course you’ll need some vampire teeth! Everyone at the event dressed as a vampire gets in for free!