Whitby Abbey

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  • Address: Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, Yo22, 4JT, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1947603568
  • Ticket Price: 7 GBP
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Outdoors, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Monastery

Whitby Abbey - Review

You do not have to be Dracula to visit the Whitby Abbey. In fact, Dracula should be one of the reasons to get you here. The fictional character that enters England after the destruction of his ship is based in this Abbey itself. The walk up the abbey offers some great views of the town and the harbor. Even though the walk up is worth everybody`s time, it becomes even more rewarding after reaching the top. One of the most breathtaking views from the top are of the Celtic cross and St. Mary`s. If you do not wish to pay the price of entering the abbey, you can even take the stairs or wander around in the gift shop. Whatever you decide to do, but this abbey is definitely worth one of your visits.

Whitby Abbey Information

  • The price is slightly high so know that you can see the abbey without paying that much.
  • Nearby hotels sometimes offer a free visit to the abbey. Find out with your hotel if they have any such scheme.
  • Take the camera definitely!

Whitby Abbey Ticket Prices

  • Adult : £6.80
  • Child (5-15 years) : £4.00
  • Students with official student card or those over 60 : £6.10
  • Family (2 adults, 3 children) : £17.70
  • Member : free admission
  • Read up the gift aid clause on the official website to understand the pricing of the ticket better.

Whitby Abbey Opening and Closing Hours

Holiday Opening time

  • Good Friday : 10:00 am- 6:00 pm
  • Easter Sunday : 10:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Easter Monday : 10:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Early May Bank Holiday : 10:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Spring Bank Holiday : 10:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Summer Bank Holiday : 10:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Last admission is at 17:30 hours.

How To reach Whitby Abbey by Public Transport

  • 0.6 mile Walk from Whitby Railway station. 1.2 miles by car or bus from Railway Station.

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TripHobo Highlights for Whitby Abbey

  • Whitby Abbey Address: Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, Yo22, 4JT, United Kingdom
  • Whitby Abbey Contact Number: +44-1947603568
  • Whitby Abbey Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Whitby Abbey Price: 7 GBP
  • Best time to visit Whitby Abbey(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Whitby Abbey: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Whitby Abbey

  • 95% of people who visit Whitby include Whitby Abbey in their plan

  • 74.01% of people start their Whitby Abbey visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Whitby Abbey

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

79.25% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Whitby Abbey

People normally club together Whitby Beach and Whitby Museum while planning their visit to Whitby Abbey.

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Whitby Abbey, Whitby Reviews

  • We had a wonderful time at this English Heritage site. It started from the very helpful member of staff on the entrance that was by the car park she was full of information and very helpful. While we were there they were putting on dramatisations to do with Dracula and there were a number of performances over the course of the day. These were very well performed by the actors and the script was very humorous. The visitors centre was different to normal and was interesting and well laid out. If you had trouble walking or were in a wheelchair playing that there was a lift not just from the floors but would also get you up to where the Abbey is.

  • Once you've climbed the famous "199 steps" you'll reach Whitby Abbey. It's a beautiful place, suited for every age. Children might get bored a bit fast. There is a souvenir shop and a beach nearby. Whitby is a lovely old town. Definitely worth the visit.

  • A great piece of English heritage, having seen the abbey featured on the TV, and referenced in pop culture in relation to Dracula we couldn't visit Whitby and not go to the abbey. As a non-English Heritage member we had to pay £7.80 per person to access the ruins, whilst I appreciate the have to upkeep the grounds and maintain the area this was a little steep. Whilst it wasn't bank breaking, it could work out rather expensive for a family visiting on a whim. The ground were well kept, and the abbey was extremely impressive to see, my imagination ran riot attempting to imagine the missing pieces in place, and thinking what it used to be like. A worth while visit. Don't forget to go behind YHA Cafe, as there are some picturesque gardens and lovely views over Whitby.

  • Good place to visit and close enough to the town of Whitby and beach should the kids get bored. Best to take up the offer of the Audio guide to get the most out of your vist. Good parking available and site has the usual souvenir shop, toilets and cafe. A short walk down to the harbour and you can board a train run by the North York Moors preserved Railways, but not every thing in a day visit.

  • Well worth a visit but I would wait until they put on one of their lighting displays such as on Halloween 🎃 Plenty of parking. Easy to find, although the narrow through Whitby can be busy during events.

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