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Whitby Abbey, Whitby
(4.3/5 based on 3,200+ 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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  • Me and my partner went here when we was staying for a week at whitby. We spent most of the day at the Abbey. Had amazing photo's with all the great views and inspired me to learn more about the histor...  more »
  • Atmospheric ruins in a superb setting and interesting connection with dracula. Free audio guides were mainly voice artists as historical figures. Not my thing but was free. 
  • We spent an interesting couple of hours walking around the Abbey. It's a great place for taking photos as you get a nice view of the bay from up there. The Abbey itself is also a fascinating and atmos...  more »
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  • Went to whitby abbey illuminated and it was fantastic the live dracula play was very entertaining and enjoyable the live actors are amazing
  • Beautiful and historical. An inspiration to create famous character of "Dracula". And Whitby. Altogether a magic day trip!
  • We spent the evening here on the illuminated abbey event. What a wonderful evening of tales of ghosts, myths and legends. Ending up with the reselling old Dracula in the grounds
  • Fantastic views and small museum of historical artefacts from the historic Abbey. The Abbey is located at the top of 199 steps, which give you a view over Whitby harbour and the beaches beyond. For the less adventurous...there is a car park. Good range of food available with in and outdoor seating.
  • Lovely setting been during the day but also just been to the illuminated abbey tonight it looked stunning the dracula show was amazing sooooo funny😂😂 plenty of stalls aswell and inside a stall to buy alcohol and jams