Whitby Abbey | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Whitby Abbey

  • Whitby
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 9+
  • Landmarks

Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, all pay-for-entry English Heritage sites will be closed to the public from the end of Wednesday 18th March until 1st May. Some sites may re-open early. Free-to-enter sites will remain open to visitors. We'll keep this updated with news of opening/closure changes, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

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 hours

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


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

Travel & Contact Information


Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT, England

Phone number

01947 603568



Click here to visit Whitby Abbey's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Whitby Abbey is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Whitby Abbey have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Whitby Abbey has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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