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Whitby Abbey

Situated high on the East Cliff overlooking Whitby, the ruins of the Benedictine Abbey are an imposing site. With a long and fascinating history and it's dramatic pose it is easy to see how the Abbey has provided inspriration throughout the years. Including to the author of Dracula, Bram Stoker.

The site is managed by English Heritage and you can learn the history of the monks in an interactive visitor centre or have do an audio tour as you wander around the impressive gothic architecture. The abbey site also provides some of the finest views across Whitby and the Yorkshire Coast.


Visiting Whitby Abbey

Opening Times

November to 29th March 10:00 to 16:00 weekend only
Except February 16th to 20th, open daily 10:00 to 16:00
Closed: 24th, 25th, 26th & 31st December and 1st January


English Heritage - Members FREE

Non Members:
Adults: £7:10
Child: £4.20


Car Park
Picnic Area
Cafe Nearby
Gift Shop


Blue badge parking bays are available. A hweelchair is available for loan and most of the site is wheelchair friendly. Ramps are in place in some areas. Pathways are gravel and mown grass. There are benches and rest points around the abbey.
The museum has some tactile exhibits.
Accessible toilets are available.

Contact Whitby Abbey

Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22 4JT

Website: Whitby Abbey

Events at Whitby Abbey