Whitby Abbey, Whitby
Whitby Abbey, Whitby - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, Yo22, 4JT
Ticket Price: 7 GBP
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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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 - Write a Review
Parking very good, staff friendly, views superb. We certainly weren't expecting the visit to be anywhere as good as it was. We were lucky, the day we went was late in the tourist season, it was chilly, very very windy and bright, very atmospheric conditions that added to the whole experience. We loved our visit to Whitby Abbey.
Treat yourself and take the time to enjoy the audio tour - it explains the fascinating layers of history behind the abbey, as well as the town and it's famous architects. The collapsed ruins themselves are humbling in their ancient and timeless grandeur. The café on site offers good views of the landscape, and serve a selection of delicious cake, as well as hot foods.
Great historic building!! Great for picture taking too and is well worth tackling the steps up to it! They put on great plays and events and also have a cafe and the staff there are really friendly and helpful! Amazing views from the top and a little museum part too with facts about the building and its history scattered around the place! Would highly recommend a visit to Whitby Abbey! The only alight criticism I have is it will be tricky for anyone who wants to visit that has trouble walking as it is a steep walk up a hill with many steps to the Abbey but it is a great place to visit and can be seen from long distance around Whitby so it is very easy to find!
An abbey has stood on this site since Anglo Saxon days although the current ruining one is Medieval. There are the stunning Abbey ruins to see and a visitor centre which looks at the history of the abbey. This is an English Heritage property so their members go free. In the Autumn, the Abbey is often illuminated.
Stunning Abbey well worth a vist, lots of picture opportunities to be had. A great day out if you are in the area. The inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, Whitby Abbey sits high on a cliff overlooking the picturesque Yorkshire seaside town.