Church Of St Mary , Whitby
- Address: Next to the Abbey, Whitby YO22 4AU,England, United Kingdom
- Phone: +44-1947606578
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids
Church Of St Mary , Whitby - Review
Very few places in Whitby have a full fledged coal boiler to keep them warm. Apart from that amusing fact, St Mary's Church is said to be the most beautiful church in this city. There is a lot of information to gather in this church and you would definitely come out more enlightened. In Bram Stoker's Dracula, the main character is supposed to be buried here. If that is a pure fiction or has a tinge of reality to it, you should find out for yourself!
Church Of St Mary , Whitby Information
- Dracula is not really buried here. It is pure fiction.
- Be appropriately dressed for a Church.
- Go through the material the church possesses to find more information.
Church Of St Mary , Whitby Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
Church Of St Mary , Whitby Hours
- Ask the locals for mass timings.
How To reach Church Of St Mary , Whitby by Public Transport
- 1.5 miles from the station. Tour bus can be taken from the station too or ask your hotel.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Church Of St Mary , Whitby
95% of people who visit Whitby include Church Of St Mary , Whitby in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
33.33% of people start their Church Of St Mary , Whitby visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Church Of St Mary , Whitby
89.06% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Church Of St Mary , Whitby
Church Of St Mary , Whitby, Whitby Reviews
Very interesting church with unique features. Enjoyed my visit here. The stewards were very friendly and the place is welcoming. If you are visiting the 199 steps or the Abbey I would recommend a visit to this place. It is also a good place to reflect.
Once you've climbed the famous "199 Steps" you will be greeted with the combined spectacular views of St. Mary's Church (with its vast adjacent cemetery) and the ruin of Whitby Abbey, which reportedly inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula. Also, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Whitby and the open sea. Very much worth your while, I can tell ya*. When I visited the weather was less than spectacular, with grey skies, occasional showers and a bit of fog - all of which only added to the majesty and gloomy atmosphere of the place. St. Mary's Church is fascinating because of the unusual structure inside. The church hall is separated into this huge number of differently sized "boxes" where I suppose the servants were sitting while their masters took their seat on the balconies above. I have visited very many churches and cathedrals in England, and never have I seen such an unusually structured church. It's always interesting to inspect the writing on the various gravestones, a glimpse at least into the lives of those who lie there. And with this vast cemetery you will find gravestones in varying styles and shapes, which I also found intriguing. If you're tired from the 199 Steps you might also drop in at the brewery tap of Whitby Brewery, which is behind the church, opposite of the abbey grounds.
Many years ago l was taken to this place nice church heaps of walking to be done
The church itself is a stunning building only made better by the surroundings. It has to be home to the most beautiful, old graveyards in the country.. including pirate graves!!
It's traditional to walk up the 199 steps to St Mary's Church & Whitby Abbey whenever you visit. The grounds of the church are filled with decades and centuries-old headstones, most are weathered. On a sunny day it's nice to walk around the grounds and see Whitby, the North Sea and North Yorkshire from a variety of angles.