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Whitby Abbey

Whitby Lane, Whitby YO22 4JT, England
+44 1947 603568
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“english heritage” (415 reviews)
“audio guide” (200 reviews)
“dracula play” (142 reviews)
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Whitby Lane, Whitby YO22 4JT, England
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+44 1947 603568
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

199 steps or steep slope to access the Abbey. On a day like today not for the faint hearted. We witnessed high winds, sea spray and hailstones. The winds helped get up the steps but made it dangerous on the way down. Beautiful views even...More

Thank tpsltd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit and moderately cheap. Staff are very helpful and the shop is amazing. Get some really great pictures if wait for the sun in the perfect place.

Thank Karl P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to do - lovely town - great scenery and excellent beach - many bars with live music - plenty of bars, restaurants and shops. A bit of a climb to the Abbey, but worth the effort for the brilliant views.

Thank Christine A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The abbey is stunning and worth driving up to, with a striking setting looking over Whitby. The abbey was closed in November but it was still possible to wander around the outside.

Thank Becky F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Abbey is a gorgeous ruin, overlooking the water. There is a lot of history that you learn while walking around, and it was the inspiration for Bram Stroker when he wrote Dracula!

Thank LiverpoolGal17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you can see the abbey from all the place. two ways to get to the abbey one take your car or walk, if you do walk up make sure you have your walking shoes on has its 199 steps up,

Thank Tracey L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the abbey early on a sunny Sunday morning and had the place pretty much to ourselves. The detail is very well preserved and it's amazing to think it was designed and built so many years ago. Reasonably priced and a good visitors centre...More

Thank kellypop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Whitby Abbey at night time over the Halloween period to see the illuminations. The lighting was beautiful and the Abbey had an amazing atmosphere. I especially enjoyed the live talks from the actors including the Undertaker. There was also an actor walking round...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Standing high on the hillside just to the south of the town this wonderful Abbey is steeped in history. Talking of steep, the steps up from the town itself are quite something and should be tackled slowly if your fitness is not what it used...More

Thank RogerfromTown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped during a day trip to Whitby. One of the most beautiful Abbey Ruins in the country. You may tour around the outside or pay admission to go inside the ruins. We toured around the outside and were inspired by the beauty of the architecture...More

Thank William C
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Carolj28
9 September 2017|
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Response from bhgoodwin | Reviewed this property |
.. If you want an alternative way to the Abbey instead of the steps either take the car up Abbey Lane or there is a bus service drops you of quite near the entrance ..
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mellyh55
30 October 2016|
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Response from Bob F | Reviewed this property |
Yes as the steps are outside of the Abbey walls, they link the town with the abbey
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Jenny S
28 May 2016|
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Response from lynne s | Reviewed this property |
Yes not only by the ruins but inside the visitor centre as well. Whitby is a wonderful place to take dogs, not only the pubs but also many of the coffee shops and restaurants allow them in.
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