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St Mary's Church

Address: Next to the Abbey, Whitby YO22 4AU, England
Phone Number: +44(0)1947 606578
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Whitby
Type: Cultural
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The most beautiful experience ever,a beautiful church filled with 93 Christmas trees all with a different designs some dressed by children, some in memory, some done by shop holders, rotary clubs etc. one near the altar is from 1948. Most are trees are lit, its a glorious experience, one I would recommend to everyone The climb up the steps is... More 

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Castleford
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160 reviews 160 reviews
92 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It's the first time we have been to the church and what a pleasure it was. The interior has been decked out with Christmas Trees, hazarding a guess I would say around 80. All have been done by individuals and companies from the community. Admission is free but a donation would be accepted of any amount. I think the exhibition... More 

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derbyshire
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

worth the walk up the 199 steps, excellent views from the top you can see where the cliffs are falling away. Lovely old church with a lot of character. Services are held there

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Fair City
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A great visitor attraction, and worth the walk up the steps to soak up the history of Whitby, though a reverential wander round the grave yard. Spoilt only at Easter and Halloween by some unthinking photographers and some thoughtless costumed visitors not following the sign posted advice of the church not to pose on the grave stones. Annoyingly, this seems... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

An interesting old church rather spooky than quaint especially still having the old style box pews.I can image it being used in in an old Gothic style Vincent Price movie. A very poignant reminder of the horrors of war with the Whitby roll of honour from the Great War to present day.Also honours Whitby's ties to the seas. Worth a... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Read Bram Stoker's epic tale ready for our Whitby visit and could really feel what stoked his vivid imagination as we wandered around the old tomb stones. The church inside seems little altered over the last couple of hundred years.

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Grantham
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are up at Whitby Abbey do not walk past this place without taking a look inside. Not very often you will see the inside of a church like is.

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Preston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Peaceful and original, well kept. We even walked up all 199 steps to see it! Well worth the energy and affort!

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Oxford
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This church is situated near the Abbey and overlooks the town. The interior is full of ancient family pews. A previous landlord made many changes to the interior this restricts a clear view of the church.

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

No matter how many times we go to this church we always find something we have missed on a previous visit! Nothing to dislike!

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