Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay. On the East Cliff, overlooking the North Sea, the ruined Gothic Whitby Abbey was Bram Stoker inspiration for Dracula. Nearby is the Church of St. Mary, reached by 199 steps. The Captain Cook Memorial Museum, in the house where Cook once lived, displays paintings and maps. Moreover the picturesque Robin Hoods Bay is perfect for a cosy getaway where you can embrace the village unusual architecture and uncover the fascinating smugglers secrets of the bay. Bay Town, its local name, is in the ancient chapelry of Fylingdales in the wapentake of Whitby Strand.