Karen and John Austen at West Cliff

Whitby Goth Weekend: The best pictures from the return of the Whitby Goth Weekend

These stunning photos show thousands of gothic literature fans gathering in Whitby to honour the town inspiring the Dracula novel.

Sunday, 31st October 2021, 9:20 am

The North Yorkshire coastal town hosted fans from around the world to its biannual Goth Festival, which has been running since 1994. Visitors sampled live music, a Bizarre Bazaar alternative market and were able to meet gothic authors. The bazaar, with more than 100 stalls, sold goods 'from the delicious and adorable to the mystical and macabre'. (All pictures by Richard Ponter)

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