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Whitby Abbey

Whitby Lane, Whitby YO22 4JT, England
+44 1947 603568
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Whitby Lane, Whitby YO22 4JT, England
+44 1947 603568
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I don't think it's possible to visit Whitby without a look at the Abbey. We were lucky, as the weather started off appalling with torrential rain, thunder and hailstones. We took the tour bus and went round once before braving the elements. The structure is...More

Thank Bikingdiver
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice walk to the top and you get there is so magical and have amazing views to admire. The 199 steps they not bad they easy to walk and you appreciate when you get there. You have to visit if you go to Whitby.

Thank Ana N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After walking up the 199 steps you forget how tired you are, as you see the imposing Abbey at the top. Excellent value for money and a must see if you've never visited before. The shop and cafe offer a wide range of products.

Thank Helennsimon
Reviewed 2 days ago

This has been on my bucket list, and I wasn't disappointed. The view from the Abbey is stunning. Being on the headland it can get a tad windy. If you don't fancy going up the 199 steps to get there, there is a car park....More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very imposing ruins on the headland, with the church and ancient dark headstones in front of it. Well worth the climb up the 199 steps, even more dramatic when the thunder and lightning began halfway up. The staff are friendly and informative, and the visitor...More

Thank LynnPoly
Reviewed 3 days ago

Whitby Abbey is a good place to visit especially if you are English Heretidge members. You can walk around with a recording telling you all about it. It now has a large wall all the way round and I am sure that was not there...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The day was freezing which impacted on the enjoyment of visiting the Abbey. It was however a great site sitting on the headland. We could only stay outside for a short time as the wind was gusting off the North Sea. Brrrrrr

Thank Cookster_11
Reviewed 3 days ago

Be wary of timings and school trips, we went on a Monday afternoon at around 2pm and there seemed to be two large groups of school children there at the same time. Admission allows for all day entry and re-entry. Obviously being a member of...More

Thank RAW1966
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice to be able to walk around and take in the sights. With the location the views are stunning and well worth a visit

Thank Kelly V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great abbey, beautiful views, lovely grounds and very friendly staff. We visited here when we spent a couple of days in Whitby. There were events only for the younger ones too, so we took advantage of the dressing up clothes, great fun. Decided...More

Thank Mickykvc
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9 September 2017|
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Response from bhgoodwin | Reviewed this property |
.. If you want an alternative way to the Abbey instead of the steps either take the car up Abbey Lane or there is a bus service drops you of quite near the entrance ..
30 October 2016|
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Response from Bob F | Reviewed this property |
Yes as the steps are outside of the Abbey walls, they link the town with the abbey
Jenny S
28 May 2016|
Response from lynne s | Reviewed this property |
Yes not only by the ruins but inside the visitor centre as well. Whitby is a wonderful place to take dogs, not only the pubs but also many of the coffee shops and restaurants allow them in.