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.
- 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!
- 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.
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.
- 0.6 mile Walk from Whitby Railway station. 1.2 miles by car or bus from Railway Station.
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95% of people who visit Whitby include Whitby Abbey in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
66.22% of people start their Whitby Abbey visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Whitby Abbey
80.6% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Whitby Abbey
A pretty landmark to visit, if the weather allows it. Whitby is on the coast, and the location of the Abbey means it is open to winds and weather off of the sea. There's a lot of history to the Abbey, and it even lends itself to the story of Dracula! The close proximity of shops, restaurants, and other amenities means that you should be able to have an extremely good time exploring here. For the best experience you should really visit on a dry day, maybe even over the summer, that way you can take your time to enjoy the beauty of the Abbey ruins. 10 out of 10, would "goth out in a coffin" here again! =P
Historic Landmark, visitors centre and Hostel. The whole site is going through an extensive update so visitors centre currently closed. Fantastic location with parking facilities. Superb views of the coastline and Whitby Town.
With so much history and so much beauty this is by far one of the best local historical buildings in the area. From the outside parts that almost look like ruins in comparison to modern day buildings, to the grave yard and even the inside, so impressed with what I saw! Is definitely worth a visit.
Love this little unassuming town. Great historical places to visit like the abbey . You have to pay to look around albeit it's just a ruin but its apparently where Bram Stoker got his inspiration from to write Dracula. There are approx 39 steps to walk up to see the Abbey. The views over the town and harbour that you see after climbing the steps is amazing. There us also a lovely little church to look around . There's lots shops on little side streets to visit . You can also enjoy a boat ride out too. There are lots if cafes and places to eat . The town also has a lovely marina . You can also visit the captain cook museum approx £6 entrance fee . Again you can't fail to like this seaside wonderful town .
Lovely setting. Beautiful views. A stunning place to visit and learn about some history about he abbey. Really nice walk out