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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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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I have been a visitor to Whitby for many years. The town is overlooked by the Norman abbey standing proudly, though ruined, on the East Cliff. In recent years the visit has been improved by the addition of an information centre in the nearby Cholmeley Hall, through which the abbey is now approached. The views from the site are excellent... More

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Horley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

a great place to visit but a little on the expensive side to go in at £6.60(£4.50 for guide book)also be aware it is a steep climb up the hill to get to it but it is a must do even if its just for the views of whitby itself. if you are a fan of the myth of dracula... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Abbey is the focal point of Whitby and defines Whitby. Wherever you go near and far you are always looking for the Abbey. It is a National Heritage property and well worth the money for the visit. We walked in every direction to view it from every angle. Something special about this abbey. St Mary's church and the abbey... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Abbey is beautiful and never fails to catch the imagination. We find it extremely photogenic and love exploring it looking for new photo opportunities, especially with its beautiful clifftop setting, overlooking the bay. English Heritage now provide very informative free audio guides which we find very enjoyable. You can listen to the basics but if you have the time... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A beautiful ruin with a real sense of history.With the Gothic romance of the Dracula story the icing on the cake.Lovely views over Whitby and the surrounding moors.We took the car up rather than the 199 steps £2 for 2 hours parking.There is a nice tearoom with again good views.Large gift shop with lots of Dracula themed souvenirs. I got... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

what a great place...lots to do in whitby..Great walks along the beach front when the tide go's out..Plenty of pubs and good food ...Great fish and chips..Going back one day...happy days in whitby...)..

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Kidderminster, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Go to the Abbey and you'll be delighted with the welcome you receive. Phillip rocks.....................................

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Poole, United Kingdom
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55 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

drove up to the car park at Whitby abbey as we did not want to do the 199 steps from town. The abbey is a sight to see and fascinated us both. The architecture is great although a haven for the birds at the top of the walls. Look down onto Whitby and it is great, watch the people walking... More

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Manchester
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57 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If planning a trip to Whitby, then you can not leave out the Abbey. I feel the price is reasonable, as if no one was caring for this ruin it would not be in the condition it is. Take time to appreciate how majestic this would have been. Great place for photographs. Toilets and cafe available, and great views of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

we visited the abbey whilst we were staying in the area and what an experience it was fantastic and being in a wheel chair it was easy manageable and accessible to get around would highly recommend visiting the abbey if you are in the area

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