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Address: Whitby, England, Whitby YO22 4JT, England
Phone Number: 441947603568
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Whitby Abbey

Really worth the climb to visit the Abbey and church above Whitby. We braved a biting wind to do so in November so warm clothing and a hat is essential as the site is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really worth the climb to visit the Abbey and church above Whitby. We braved a biting wind to do so in November so warm clothing and a hat is essential as the site is very exposed. Stunning view of the harbour and the ruined Abbey is impressive. The sound devices supplied by the information centre were very helpful in aiding... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've visited the abbey twice, 30+ years apart, and thoroughly enjoyed it each time. The abbey itself was much as I remembered though the visitor center is either new or much expanded since the 80s. Whitby is a special place evoking the sea towns of years past, and of course holds a special place in the hearts of English lit... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walked up to the Abbey on a lovely sunny November Friday morning but unfortunately the Abbey is only open weekends. Didn't matter as you can walk around the outside and get great views over Whitby. The car park is free at this time of year if you don't want to walk up the hill. Plenty of people about so shame... More 

Thank 2014Jandy
Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an awe inspiring place, lovely to wander round. The audio tour is useful, gives you a real feel for what sorts of things happened throughout the time that is was a religious community. There are also useful information boards. The visitors' centre is at the top of the legendary steps from the harbour, but you can also enter... More 

Thank gr33nsp1der
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have visited Whitby Abbey maybe three or four times this year and it is simply one of the most awesome and atmospheric places to be. There is a very informative and interactive Visitor Centre which is great for children and adults alike. But for me, the best bit is when you walk outside, because it doesn't matter whether you... More 

Thank Angela S
Derby, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We took fellow tripadvisors advice and did not pay the entrance fee. Instead we walked round the perimeter of the walls and there are plenty of places to take lovely photos. The church nearby provides an excellent backdrop also for brilliant pictures and we would definitely go back. The 199 steps provided free exercise as we scaled these twice on... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe I'm spoilt, living so close to Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds, which is much more impressive and free to visit, but I found the entrance fee just too much for what was there. I feel I was paying for the upkeep of the visitors centre, which was not what I went there to see. Perhaps I am being unfair, but... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a lovely place to visit. See very far on a clear day. The Abbey was very interesting to go round and visit

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Whitby, a trip to the Abbey is essential; it encompasses all the Gothic beauty that the Yorkshire coastline has to offer. Even on a cold winters day when you are freezing your socks off, it does not fail to impress. You can either park just outside the Abbey or take the steps up from the town,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the outline of the Abbey on our way into Whitby and decided to take a look before heading into town and we are glad that we did. This is a fine example of an ancient Abbey built on a headland overlooking the ocean and clearly shows the importance that religion had in the early years of England. Even... More 

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