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Whitby was a Gothic and bijou seaside town in North Yorkshire, bordering onto the North Sea. (PROSE: Brenda's B&B) It was located near Darlington. (PROSE: The Dreadful Flap)

In Whitby, there were a variety of businesses and locations: the Christmas Hotel, the Deadly Boutique, Hotel Miramar, The Walrus and the Carpenter, Church Street, the West Cliff, the 199 steps and the abbey, and Brenda's B&B. (PROSE: Brenda's B&B)

The Eighth Doctor considered the town to have the "best fish and chips in the world". (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen) The Tenth Doctor also expressed a love for Whitby. (COMIC: The Black Sea)

Reginald Tyler noted that the town inspired several "alarming" books, including Bram Stoker's Dracula and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen)


In the 19th century, Dracula washed up on Whitby's shores in the form of a large hound. (PROSE: The Dreadful Flap, Brenda's B&B) The Tenth Doctor claimed to have "bumped into [Dracula] on the beach". (COMIC: The Black Sea) Upon his arrival, Dracula made his way up the 199 steps to the abbey. (PROSE: Brenda's B&B)

In 1917, Reginald Tyler met Enid Tyler while he was recovering in a Whitby hospital. During his time in Whitby, he began writing a book which would eventually become The True History of Planets. (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen)

In the early 2000s, Eric Gryphus came to Whitby to attend a sales convention. (COMIC: The Dream) Nimrod, Cassandra Schofield, and Martin Frith kidnapped Gryphus and took him to the Forge Alpha Facility. (COMIC: Bullies)

In 2008, "Katy Manning" Iris buried Dracula's ashes inside St Mary's Church. (PROSE: The Dreadful Flap)

The Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble visited Whitby, shortly before heading out into the North Sea. (COMIC: The Black Sea)

In 2009, calls to the emergency services from Whitby suggested that children were freezing. (TV: Children of Earth: Day Three)

On the 17th of December, 2009, Brenda sent out a letter advertising her B&B. (PROSE: Brenda's B&B)

In 2020, Najia and Hakim Khan visited Whitby for the night. (TV: Can You Hear Me?)

Undated events[]

Sometime in the 21st century, Brenda's fiancé dragged her off the West Cliff into the ocean.

Also on the 21st century, the film Get Thee Inside Me, Satan was remade in Whitby, and a Dreadful Flap was accidentally opened. (PROSE: Brenda's B&B)