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Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

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Businesses across the Yorkshire Coast are looking forward to welcoming you back.

Please check the individual website for reopening dates, opening times and booking details.

We recommend you follow current public health advice and maintain social distancing.

Details

Whitby Abbey with it's gaunt, imposing remains, recently named Britain’s most romantic ruin is set high on a cliff above the Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby. Founded in 657 by St Hilda, Whitby Abbey has over the years been a bustling settlement, a kings’ burial place, the setting for a historic meeting between Celtic and Roman clerics, the home of saints including the poet Caedmon, and inspiration for Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. Discover how over 2,000 years of history make the Abbey one of England’s most important archaeological sites. And at the interactive visitor centre your family can view archaeological finds spectacular audio-visual displays.

An exciting new addition to Whitby Abbey will be unveiled at the start of the 2009 season. A replica of the famous Borghese gladiator statue, the original of which is in the Paris Louvre, will be installed in the Abbey's 17th Century courtyard to replace the lost statue that previously stood guard on the site. The life-size bronze replica will be the final touch to the revamping of Whitby Abbey's visitor experience centre which includes a new visitor entrance point close to the 199 steps.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Disabled accessDogs acceptedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impairedLift access

Opening details

Whitby Abbey is open daily 10am - 5pm.

You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. There are other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different.

**To avoid disappointment, for current opening times, prices and any new admission policies, please visit the business website which may contain new information.**









Prices

Member: FREE
Adult (without gift aid): £10.00
Adult (with gift aid): £11.00
Child (5-17yrs, without gift aid): £6.00
Child (5-17yrs, with gift aid): £6.60

Concession (without gift aid): £9.00
Concession (with gift aid): £9.90
Family (2 adults and 3 children, without gift aid): £26.00
Family (2 adults and 3 children, with gift aid): £28.60
Family (1 adult and 3 children, without gift aid): £16.00
Family (1 adult and 3 children, with gift aid): £17.60


Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 28 - Sat 31 Oct Spooky Whitby Abbey
Wed 28 - Sat 31 Oct Whitby Ghost Tours

Address

Whitby Abbey,
Whitby,
North Yorkshire,
YO22 4JT

Location

Directions

See location of Whitby Abbey on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NZ 902112  Lat: 54.48840 Long: -0.60816

By Road:
Situated on the East Cliff. Follow signs to town centre and then pick up brown signs to Abbey.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Whitby station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired
  • Lift accessLift access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities

General

  • YesWheelchairs provided

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance