The Church of Saint Mary is an Anglican parish church serving the town of Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. It was founded around 1110, although its interior dates chiefly from the late 18th century. It is situated on the town’s east cliff, overlooking the mouth of the River Esk overlooking the town, close to the ruins of Whitby Abbey. Church Steps, a flight of 199 steps lead up the hill to the church from the streets below. The church graveyard is used as a setting in Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula. (Wikipedia).