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Whitby Abbey

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

My husband and visited the abbey on 6 February 2016. It is a beautiful atmospheric abbey and setting, with a good view of Whitby and breataking views out to sea. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Manchester
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Manchester
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and visited the abbey on 6 February 2016. It is a beautiful atmospheric abbey and setting, with a good view of Whitby and breataking views out to sea. It is managed by English Herritage and unfortunately has a high wall all the way around its perimeter, because I'm sure there is a need to keep th abbey safe... More 

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Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gothic in the extreme, prepare for the weather & get up there (up 199 steps!) saying that we drove up this time, check opening times as seasonal if you want to go in

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Widnes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When in Whitby a visit to the abbey is a must. You can get to it up 199 steps but if you're not so good on your feet, you can drive there. Parking is free until 1st March and make sure you check the opening times before you go ad it's generally only open during weekends in the winter. The... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I usually enjoy visiting historic sites such as this one. I thought it good but I did not think it was worth the admission fee as we'd seen everything there was to see in about 10 minutes. Perhaps I'd have found it more interesting if we'd taken advantage of the free audio guides.

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Thank tomato007
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked up the 199 steps only to find out the abbey was walled in and not ok to take dogs inside (even though we have a chihuahua who sits in a bag). Didn't bother us though as the fees to go into this place were expensive and not worth paying. If they want to educate people about the Abbey... More 

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Nimbin Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very disappointed, the abbey was closed and there was no signs to tell people before the climb up the 200 steps, I feel that this is done intentionally because people get up there and then spend money in the tea shop at the top.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We would have loved to have gone futher around to see the abby but It was getting late and it was very cold and windy!lovey place.

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just over 200 steps to the top, the views are breathtaking. It shuts early so be sure to get up there, wheelchair access only if you drive up to the car park.

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moraira
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the admittance for the chance to get up close and walk around the ruins. Free audio guide of some use, to learn more details. It was very cold and very open right on top of the cliffs. However panoramic views and the feel of history was well worth it. The ramps for disabled access seem a little out... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely packed your walking shoes, this does involve lots of walking. Lovely day out with amazing views.

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