From hysteria to horror in an historic setting

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From Hilarious History to the ‘Prince of Darkness’ – there is a bumper year of events for English Heritage sites including Scarborough.

From May bank holiday weekend until Christmas, the castle and Whitby Abbey host historic re-enactors, concerts and plays.

“There will be a summer of hilarious history at Scarborough Castle,” said regional events manager Jon Hogan.

“Whitby Abbey will welcome the return of its acclaimed theatrical promenade performance of Dracula every weekend in the summer and family activities during all the school holidays.

“All of our daytime events – including our highlight events – are free for English Heritage members, which includes admission for up to six children going free with each adult member, so anyone watching the pennies this year can enjoy a bumper season of days out,” he said.

The season at Scarborough starts on Saturday May 25 with a Pirate Trail.

The first Hilarious History runs from Saturday 20 to Sunday July 21.

The weekend’s theme is the Viking Invaders – a comic retelling of the entire history of the Viking nation with Eric and Hilda to guide visitors.

Medieval Castle Life –Family Fun Trail will run from
Monday July 22 to Friday 
July 26.

The first Dracula event at Whitby Abbey is on Saturday June 20 to Sunday June 21.