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About Whitby Abbey

Immerse yourself in 13th century gothic splendour and see just why the haunting remains ofWhitby Abbey were inspiration for Bram Stoker's gothic tale of 'Dracula'! You're not going to get away with a visit herewithout talking vampires with the smalls, but it's ok: you still don't have to mention Twilight!

Sink your metaphorical teeth into oodles of intersting history and amazing panoramic views from the richly carved ruins perched high on the East Cliff Headland just a short climb away from the picturesque Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby, which has it's own delights and adventures! If you've got the legs for it you can approach through Whitby and climb the 199 steps up to the abbey ruins, just like the mysterious ship jumping creature from Stoker's novel.
As you wander the ancient ruins you can take an audio tour for full effect, but if you've got to keep your ears free for the kids then the imaginative visitor centre is full of interesting items from throughout the abbey's history from Anglo-Saxon, medieval and the Cholmley family periods. Plus interactive touch screens allow you to virtually chat with characters from Whitby's past, like an Abbess, a monk, and Bram Stoker himself: eek!

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Opening Times

25 March - 29 October Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm 30 October - 6 November Monday - Tuesday 10.00am - 5.00pm Wednesday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm 7 November - 23 December Weekend 10.00am - 4.00pm

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Pricing & Tickets

Adult: £7.10 Concession: £6.40 Child: £4.20 Family: £18.40

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Yes, there is parking onsite.

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Contact Details

Abbey Lane
Whitby
North Yorkshire
YO22 4JT
England

Tel: 01947 603568

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