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Whitby Abbey

Whitby, England, Whitby, England
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Ranked #10 of 20 attractions in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Newcastle, England
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

And I didn't even go in. I enjoyed what I saw from the outside (Similar to Lindisfarne on Holy Island, you can see for free from the roadside). However I am told it is worth the visit, had we more time, we would have paid to go in.

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london
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3 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

What can you say about Whitby that's not been said already? I love Whitby! This quaint seaside resort on the east coast has barely changed for centuries with its cobbled streets and fishermen cottages. It has beautiful beaches and a working harbour with countless boats going in and out to watch daily. It reminds me very much of Looe in... More

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Bedale
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22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Visited with my grandson (11). He was very impressed by the grandeur of the ruins and made full use of the Audio Guide. The visit benefited from the sunny weather and though during the school holidays the site was not over crowded. The entry price was a bit steep, in line with the climb to get there maybe. The museum... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Staff very help and lovely activities for the little one to do while we looked into the more historical elements of the abbey.

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I have always wanted to visit the abbey and it was well worth the 199 steps to reach it. The view was stunning and the church is also worth a visit. We noticed that for those unable to climb the steps there is a bus that goes to the top.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

go for a few days and have a walk. there are some well outlined paths and walkways. Also of course the Abbey and the town of Whitby

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We were very impressed with the childrens' trail which entertained our 2 small boys. They had to find 6 cardboard historical characters & get a form marked for each find which they then traded in for a certificate & it kept them busy. There were also childrens events throughout the day such as jousting which looked good. The visitors centre... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Always wanted to visit the abbey ever since my sister Gale came here and posted her pics on Facebook. I too felt the attraction of the place, weird and very homely, like I felt I "should" be there. A little performance was put on by the members of the English Heritage team about exactly what happened there and how Bram... More

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West Midlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The admission price is a bit steep although admittedly we did only have to pay half price. Some nice views but other than that not really impressed.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Walked the 199 steps to the Abbey. Very informative and the views are wonderful. Whitby is laid out beneath you - breathtaking.

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