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In Pictures: Goths descend on Whitby

The event draws hundreds of visitors.

People attend the Whitby Goth Weekend (Danny Lawson/PA)
People attend the Whitby Goth Weekend (Danny Lawson/PA)

Hundreds of people have gathered in Whitby to celebrate Goth Weekend, held twice a year in the North Yorkshire seaside town.

Organisers hailed the event as the “UK’s biggest goth and alternative event”, with music fans and families joining in the fun that featured people parading through the cobbled streets in intricately made gothic, steampunk and historical costumes.

Bram Stoker is believed to have found inspiration for classic tale Dracula when he visited Whitby in 1890.

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Many of the visitors took up the challenge of climbing the famous 199 steps to the town’s historic Abbey.

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The festival has been held twice yearly, in April and October, since 1997.

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