Photographer's Note

This photo was taken on the same day as my recent series from Mulgrave Castle. The access to the Mulgrave Estate is in the village of Sandsend just north of its more famous neighbour, Whitby. Taken from Sandsend Beach, this photo shows how close it is to Whitby, famous for Captain Cook, whaling, Dracula, fish & chips and Whitby Abbey, which you can see perched on top of the cliffs.
The original abbey was founded in AD657 and then held the shrine to St. Hilda, who died AD680. It is most famous for hosting the Synod of Whitby in AD664 when the Celtic and Roman branches of early Christianity debated the dating of Easter. It was destroyed in a Viking raid in AD867 and later rebuilt in the 1070s by knights of William the Conqueror.

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