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Address: Whitby, England, Whitby, England
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Very informative visit.

Friendly, helpful staff. Very clean. Free optional personal audio commentary which is similar to a mobile phone where you can press buttons then listen to information you want... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Diane R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Friendly, helpful staff. Very clean. Free optional personal audio commentary which is similar to a mobile phone where you can press buttons then listen to information you want. Entrance fee includes admission to Whitby Abbey, museum, gift shop and cafe. The museum has 2 floors with stairs and lifts. Access is via the 199 Steps or the Whitby Tour Bus.... More 

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Sitges, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful history spectacular views. I think £5 would have been enough to get in. You can see the Abbey ruins when you approach Whitby from any angle. The steps are not as difficult as I remember.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the Abbey on a recent trip to Whitby. It would have been an impressive building in its day, and even now still looks good. The price to get in is a little bit high, but history does cost money to maintain. It was a nice feeling walking around the ruins but we felt there could have been a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The abbey it's self is expensive to get in for what you get .If a few of you go it's a expensive day out.the tea room has a limited supply of things to eat but the garden with picnic tables is good .With loverly views over whitby.if you want souvenirs of your visit give the abbey shop a miss and... More 

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Ipswich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A massive well done to English Heritage. The whole site is well planned and history is bursting out of here. Top tip if you can walk to/from the Abbey from the town all 199 steps. If you have older family members of ease of access is important there is a carpark just outside the Abbey, follow the brown signs.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I need 100 characters for this review. Maybe I should just write 'Outstanding' nine times, and the period at the end would make 100. Beyond 'outstanding', there isn't much else I need to say, other than various synonyms of 'outstanding'. Bottom line: if you are in Whitby, go to the Abbey. Period. It is an amazing place, and you will... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

How much to see a brick wall? As you ca tell I didn't go round. I went on the tour bus, good job I didn't make a special journey. To be fair I should have looked up the cost, presumed it would be free!

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Bacliff, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Whitby Abbey is very interesting. The 199 step climb is fun if you can make it and it's neat how everyone gets a different number of steps even though you are aware of all 199 of them! How wonderful that the ruins of the abbey are kept up to secure the remaining sections for historical purposes. It's a sight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely slow walk upto the abbey nice to have a walk round church before abbey then a nice walk around the ruins lovely views of Whitby from the top

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We are members of English Heritage and get our money's worth at the Abby alone. The little one loves the events there and this week was the Viking's (seen them in York too!).its fun for the kids and they get the opportunity to get up close to the history. The abbey aso has a number of other events on throughout... More 

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