High up on a hill, above the small but vibrant seaside town of Whitby, standa the glorious ruins of a Gothic abbey. Take The 199 Steps up to the top of the hill, pay about £7 and you’re wandering under the epic arches of what was once clearly a magnificent piece of architecture.
I ignored the free audio tour, and opted to just wander about in awe. I had no interest in who lived in the posh house next door or any sort of political figure that was related. The abbey’s ruins speak for themselves.