Help us break an Official World Record at Whitby Abbey

Have you always wanted to add ‘break a World Record' to your bucket list? We have! So we're joining English Heritage at Whitby Abbey to attempt to break the record for ‘the largest gathering of people dressed as vampires.'

Join English Heritage at Whitby Abbey on Thursday 26 May 2022 as they attempt to break the record for the largest gathering of people dressed as vampires! The current world record stands at 1039.

It will be a spooky night of fun at the birthplace of Dracula, to mark the 125th anniversary of Bram Stoker's iconic novel. In partnership with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ dress up as a vampire, join in the fun and be a part of this unforgettable event.

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The evening will also feature live music, a performance of excerpts from Dracula by Time Will Tell Theatre, and delicious local food.

Count…me in! 

6.00 pm – Doors open
6.45 pm – Official record attempt
7.30 pm – A special performance of excerpts from Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Time Will Tell Theatre
8.15 pm – Live music
9.00 pm – Site closes

Date: Thursday 26 May 2022

Location: Whitby Abbey

Everyone can get involved in this event. Entry to the abbey will be FREE for all those who attend in traditional vampire fancy dress and who intend to participate in the world record attempt. The only exceptions to this are an adult accompanying a child in costume or an adult assisting a less able visitor in costume.

Book your free tickets here

Costume Requirements

How to dress like a Vampire

In order to be officially counted as a vampire, participants MUST be wearing a full, traditional vampire fancy dress costume:

  • Black trousers or dress
  • Black shoes
  • Waistcoat
  • Shirt
  • Black cape or collared overcoat (a different colour on the inside is allowed)
  • Fangs on the top set of teeth

Download your participant fact sheet here (PDF)

This event will be very popular so please follow this link to register. For organised groups and school groups of 30 people or more please e-mail [email protected] to book.

We can't wait to see your costumes!

1 thought on “Help us break an Official World Record at Whitby Abbey”

  1. Hello! Would a dark red floor length dress with black accents and black undershirt be considered a traditional vampire costume?


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