As you probably all know, Bram Stoker was famously inspired to write his Dracula whilst staying in Whitby

Both Lewis Carroll and Charles Dickens enjoyed holidays to Whitby, and Dickens even recommend the town as a holiday destination to his friend the author Wilkie Collins

The British actor Samuel Barnett (The History Boys) was brought-up in Whitby

Possession: a Love Story by A.S. Byatt has Whitby as a setting