Whitby Abbey

in Whitby

Address: Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

Phone: +44 01947 603568

Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

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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.

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Full adult £11.20, members go free


  • On-Site Parking
  • Child Friendly
  • Outdoor

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