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Whitby Abbey

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Address: Whitby, England, Whitby, England
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windy but great views

We paid to go in, this helps with maintenance, rather than not, but you can get good views of the Abbey outside the walls. We went early, so got some good photos with no people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We paid to go in, this helps with maintenance, rather than not, but you can get good views of the Abbey outside the walls. We went early, so got some good photos with no people in them. The coffee shop which is outside the abbey walls, was friendly clean and warm on a cold winters day with good choice. Being... More 

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Broadstairs, Kent, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My partner and I drove here on a cold, wet and very windy day in February, after previously walking around Whitby in the freezing wet. Thus is a English Heritage site. On arriving at the entry bunker we totally by the woman in ticket office who seemed more concerned with keeping warm and shuffling bits of paper. So we went... More 

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

In the winter not only can you not see the abbey but they have made very sure nobody can get in. I do appreciate this from the safety angle but hear from other people that it is £6 when you can get in so will view it from afar and go to St Mary's Church nearby which is much more... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The 199 steps up to the Abbey is a must do for all that are able to do so!! Stop to catch your breath and take in the panoramic hills, coastline/sea & of course the town and harbour itself, fantastic photo opportunity.

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great walk!! Up the 199 steps all the way then the views from up here are beautiful we spent time walking around the grounds and then visited the shop where the most helpful man provided us with some amazing local facts! Well worth a visit and would recommend taking a picnic in the summer! Will say we didn't pay to... More 

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Teesside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

On a cool February afternoon this must be the place to visit, but check the opening times before you go if you want access - until the beginning of April the abbey is only open at weekends.h However if you only wish to take in the most breathtaking views of Whitby harbour and you would like to take some healthy... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Upon entering I was asked for my address,my name and if I was a UK tax payer. How very rude. We then proceeded upstairs to see a gentleman dressed in Georgan clothing threatening to hang us and accusing us of theft, well maybe we perhaps did not purchase the leaflet that we took but felt it should be included in... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My husband and I visited Whitby Abbey on a sunny winter day with our 7 year old and infant daughter. The abbey is very beautiful, but these sorts of sites kind of start to meld together after you've seen 3 or 4 of them. Whitby Abbey is a little different because it has sweeping views of the sea, harbour and... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Having staggered up 199 steps to the abbey we entered the visitor centre to be confronted with the cost...and this is where we stopped. At £15 to view a ruin and a shell of a house it was one step too far.A bleak fact that in a cost conscious time it's too expensive..price was tourists orientated not day tripper.yes it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I visited the Abbey on Monday 16th February 2015 with my wife and 2 children. We enjoyed the great view from the top and the abbey is haunting but am disappointed that The English Heritage seem fit to charge nearly £20 for a family of four! There isn't anything to justify this high price. Not worth the money 😔

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