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Whitby Abbey, Whitby

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web
A ruined old abbey sitting atop the East Cliff in North Yorkshire, Whitby Abbey serves as a reminder of the area’s medieval heritage. Founded in the year 657, the abbey went out of use in 1538, when it was partially destroyed by the forces of Henry VIII. The site is complemented by a museum located in Cholmley House. Work out when and for how long to visit Whitby Abbey and other Whitby attractions using our handy Whitby travel itinerary planner.
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  • Whitby abbey is at the top of the 199 steps ,it deserves a visit ,you get a ear piece when you go in which gives you plenty of information, its a national trust building so free if a member otherwise ...  read more »
  • Well worth the 199 steps. Can take your time and has benches along the way so you can sit and have a rest and enjoy the view. 
  • Ok, We had lovely weather, so we had a fab visit. I'm disabled so this review is aimed at the disabled visitors. Staff were fab. They gave us a site map for slopes so I could access most areas with my...  read more »
  • Fantastic historic landmark. Was really great staying at the bottom of the steps and the ability to visit this location right out our back door. The climb is worth the effort, the views are fantastic and the location is amazing. Worth the trip!
  • Im in 2016 and im 9 and 2 weeks ago the whole of my class went to whitby. Lets just say we went to whitby abbey and it was amazeballs i loved it
  • Absolutely stunning! Well worth a visit and reasonably priced too (free to English heritage members) free audio guide is given which my son loved listening to and it gives you all the information you need. Make sure you have your walking legs on if walking up from the old town!!
  • Nice to see, but instead of paying to get in near closing time we just stuck our heads over the car park wall and had a nice look at it. Great view over Whitby and there's a horse nearby with funny eyes, definitely worth the trip.
  • If you like old buildings and ruins too than you might want to have a look at this great old Abbey. We enjoyed to walk around and to inhale the atmosphere of this historical place. Luckily we had good weather which made it even more enjoyable. A great view down ti Whitby as well and just a stroll away from the center.
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