Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks. Fantastic views overlooking the town and out to sea. Whilst staying in the West Cliff area overlooking the Abbey ruins, back in 1890, Bram Stoker became totally inspired by the Abbey’s Gothic splendour , and it assisted him with creating the world-famous novel “Dracula”, with noting the atmospheric backdrop and taking in many features of the town including the Abbey ruins, the Church and tombstones, Whitby’s rooftops, and bats occasionally seen flying around, all adding to the atmosphere. Explore the majestic Yorkshire Moors, and discover the area's impact on English religion, culture, and more, on this day tour from York. The views and abbey are stunning.

even despite the weather being horrendous, it made the abbey even more beautiful and it is very easy to imagine why the beautiful ruin was used for such an amazing book. Amazing place and we will definitely be back. A real "must visit". Do you need to book in advance to visit Whitby Abbey? This year, there's more to see at Whitby Abbey than ever before. because of covid restrictions. Interesting walking round the abbey and graveyard and the church was lovely inside. Follow in the footsteps of artists, writers and religious leaders to explore the soaring gothic ruins and to take in the stunning sea views.

Visitors Overseas Pass is also available. Enjoy a scenic drive through North York Moors National Park, explore ancient monuments, and soak up views across the Yorkshire coast and for miles across the Yorkshire Dales. You can also listen to the audio tour when wandering around the ancient ruins and take in the stunning views all around. It's a bit frustrating that the only toilets available have to be paid for on top of the entry price as they belong to the car park not the abbey but that's. this abbey is in Whitby and you can see it from the other side of the port and you can see it from afar. In addition to walking along the ruin there is also a museum housing treasures from years gone by found in Whitby including a 1st Edition of Dracula signed by the name himself. Whitby Abbey has been inspiring visitors for nearly 1500 years – now it’s your turn. More about Whitby Abbey (English Heritage). I have been in awe of this place since the first time I saw a picture of it in connection with Bram Stokers Dracula, and have always wanted to visit. Hotels with Complimentary Breakfast in Whitby, Hotels near Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall, Hotels near (MME) Durham Tees Valley Airport, Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing in Whitby, Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby Tickets, See all 2 Whitby Abbey tours on Tripadvisor, View all hotels near Whitby Abbey on Tripadvisor, View all restaurants near Whitby Abbey on Tripadvisor. You’ll be able to discover the Abbey’s long history. It is also known to be one of the most atmospheric visitor attractions along the Yorkshire coastline. There are two ways to get there - by car and a road south of Whitby takes you to a council run carpark near to the abbey entrance (English Heritage - currently requiring pre-booked timed tickets via their website); or park in one of the several large reasonably priced car parks at the end of the harbour and walk up the steps. Prices: Check the website. Museum was, Lovely little mooch in a beautiful setting, We had a lovely visit to the Abbey, it's currently a one way system which was well organised, staff were very friendly. Check out the Interactive Visitor Centre with its digital reconstructions and learn about the daily lives of the Monks who once inhabited the later Abbey which was destroyed in 1540 via orders from Henry VIII. Please remember to mention VisitWhitby.com when phoning. Use this form to email Whitby Abbey (English Heritage) directly. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. more. The abbey church was situated overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England, a centre of the medieval Northumbrian kingdom.The abbey and its possessions were confiscated by the crown under Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries between 1536 and 1545. Map showing the location of Whitby Abbey (English Heritage).

It's not the most extensive of sites but the history is very interesting. Whitby Abbey is a whole lot more than a spectacular looking cliff top landmark. How could you visit Whitby and not see the abbey? We're English heritage members so got in with our membership. But amazing ruins.Would like to have spent longer here all day, Lovely place to visit, do a regular walk here and we always enjoy it. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. The first Abbey was originally founded in 657AD by the Saxon King of Northumbria. My Husband and I travelled to Whitby for an over night stay whilst travelling up the East Coast. We love Whitby, An interesting visit, although a bit shocked that we had to pay £7 to park, we do not mind paying for car parking but this was a bit much after having to pay to get into the site. It was easy to book online and. Generations have been drawn to these well-known ruins for which this famous and world-wide known Abbey is a site of literary inspiration, religious devotion and pilgrimage.

The views alone from the abbey are breathtaking you can see all the way up the coast and imagine shipwrecks from years gone by. Generations have been drawn to these well-known ruins for which this famous and world-wide known Abbey is a site of literary inspiration, religious devotion and pilgrimage.

Fantastic views of the Whitby Town and Harbour from the Abbey’s fabulous vantage point, Lots of action-packed events throughout the year (see website for further info), Interactive Visitor Centre, look out for the Talking Heads and fascinating finds from Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods, Audio visual Exhibition held in the Visitor Centre, detailing the Abbey’s site, Gift Shop - take home a momentum of your visit, Car park only 10 metres from Entrance (car park charges apply).Main car park has disabled parking and there's a ramped entrance to the Abbey site, Picnic Area Gardens with seating areas and flat wheelchair access around the Grounds) Toilets in the Council car park (not operated by English Heritage), Dogs must be on leads and are allowed in some areas of the site, Showcase your business to our thousands of weekly visitors, Receive enquiries direct by email and telephone. Whitby Abbey was a 7th-century Christian monastery that later became a Benedictine abbey. We recommend booking Whitby Abbey tours ahead of time to secure your spot. Visit the English Heritage website to find out about the many action-packed EVENTS throughout the year. More about Whitby Abbey (English Heritage) Whitby Abbey is a whole lot more than a spectacular looking cliff top landmark. Visit the monastic ruins of Whitby Abbey which dominate the East Cliff headland, with fantastic views overlooking the historic and popular seaside resort of Whitby, North Yorkshire.