Whitby Abbey, Whitby

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • 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
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About Whitby Abbey, Whitby

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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Whitby Abbey, Whitby Reviews

  • A must-visit. As soon as we arrived the staff were very welcoming and enthusiastic about the abbey. The museum (included in the entry price) is small yet interesting and excites you for the abbey itself. The abbey is breathtaking and makes for some beautiful photos. The grounds are well looked after and a perfect place to sit and enjoy the area.

  • Huge fun! English heritage have been, for a while, producing audio "tours" of their properties, which arr beautifully produced; professional, entertaining, informative and TOTALLY immersive. To be able to walk around a windswept, ruined Abbey on a British headland and imagine the dramas that unfolded almost a thousand years ago takes a degree of skill in storytelling. The site itself is of course, the star in this show, but there is no shame in having a good narrator; and the pleasure gained from narration is magnified a thousand fold. The Abbey has a story to be told, for anyone with ears to hear- if you visit and listen, you will not be disappointed! And if you have no sense of history in your soul, stand and watch the clouds make show patterns on the town below. That's fun too!

  • Whitby Abbey is an interesting place and the views from the Abbey is stunning. As an attraction itself I would have to say that if you did not buy an audio guide then the interpretation is few and far between. We have an English Heritage card which covers any site for a year otherwise we probably wouldn't have paid the expense for the attraction which can be viewed from a path along the roadside.

  • Steeped in history, an amazing story to be told of the Abbey and it's grounds. At the top of 199 steps down to the old town of Whitby. Look out for the highly entertaining plays featured around the abbey using the building and grounds as the stage. A great day out to be had by young and old alike.

  • This is a lovely place to visit with beautiful views of Whitby Harbour, the sea and the North Yorkshire Moors. Most of it is wheelchair accessible apart from some of the grassy areas and part of the Abbey. The audio tour was great. We really enjoyed our day out.

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