Whitby Abbey, looming over the seaside town of Whitby, is a must-see.
The Abbey's remains sit on a high cliff above the town, meaning it has some of the best views of the coast and surrounding countryside. The site is more than 2000 years old and has been attracting visitors to see its gaunt and eerie remains for almost just as long.
Over its years the Abbey has been many things from a bustling settlement to a burial spot for a king, making it one of England's most interesting and important historical sites. More famously, it is known to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.
The site is maintained by English Heritage and tickets can be bought through their website or on the door. There's plenty of ways to learn about the ruins during a visit with new additions such as an interactive visitor centre with visual displays and audio narrations. During Autumn the abbey is lit by spectacular lights in all different colours - known as the Illuminated Abbey - to celebrate Halloween and Bonfire Night.