The festival is centred around live music, stunning costumes and quirky shows.
Guesthouses and B&Bs are booked months in advance of the event, which is believed to bring in around £1million to the Whitby economy in both April and October.
There is a bazaar selling gothic clothing and a huge range of stalls, while the headline act at the Circus of Horrors show was a person being ‘pickled’ in a jar.
The Whitby Goth Weekend began in 1994, when a group of mates sitting in the back room of the Elsinore pub discussed getting a few bands together to play. Jo Hampshire was the original founder, and goths from all over the world now descend on Whitby for the bi-annual social gathering.
The goths’ own football team, Real Gothic FC, beat local side Stokoemotiv FC in a charity match which takes place every festival weekend.