Whitby Abbey English Heritage

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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.

 

Guide 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

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Passenger lift

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:Situated on the East Cliff. Follow signs to town centre and then pick up brown signs to Abbey.Accessible by Public Transport: Whitby station is 0 miles away.

Whitby Abbey

Type:Abbey

Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT
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Tel01947 603568

Awards

  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Destination Spa VisitEngland Destination Spa 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsWelcome To Yorkshire Member Welcome To Yorkshire Member 2020
  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018
  • Other AwardsEnglish Heritage English Heritage 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsDiscover Yorkshire Coast local members logo Discover Yorkshire Coast local members logo 2017
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

Opening Times

Whitby Abbey (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* 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.**









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