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Address: Whitby, England, Whitby, England
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199 steps!

Loved the view from the top of those 199 steps & it certainly got my heart pounding as I ran the last 75! Crazy to visit Whitby & not find your way up there as the effort is well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Arrived on a lovely day with lots of cars already in the car park so presumed all was well, on eventually finding the entrance we found it all closed up, despite us already having paid £2 minimum car park fee. No-where in the car park did it tell us that the Abbey was not open until the following weekend, very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Loved the view from the top of those 199 steps & it certainly got my heart pounding as I ran the last 75! Crazy to visit Whitby & not find your way up there as the effort is well rewarded Just do it!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Visited here in October 2014 as fans of Dracula and it didn't let us down! Would love to get married here, (a blessing obviously, I know they can't legally marry people here). Quite expensive for what it is though.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We arrived by car at Whitby abbey. You have to park about 1/2 mile away. One entrance near the car park was closed so we had to follow the main road round. We were asked several times by other visitors if we knew the way in too the Abbey itself. You could only go as far as the café and... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Always a must if visiting Whitby. Beautiful remains of a once large and fine abbey overlooking the sea. Definitely a site not to be missed and well within walking distance. Stopping places and seats if the 199 steps appear slightly daunting.

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Sadly the Abbey was closed when I visited. Opens 1st April for the season. I was still able to get lots of photos from outside and it's worth walking all the way around as the views from the back, by the car parking area, are much better.

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Derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

whitby abbey is fascinating, full of history, nice little exhibition and tea room, need to be fit to go up the steps, but there is a little cart track to the side, a nice few hours can be spent here at the abbey, church and looking round the grave yard

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Alresford
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Paid Two pounds to Park, found main entrance shut so had to walk a distance then saw the price to walk round a Abbey you see most of it on he walk to entrance and the entry cost too much to continue very disapointed since last visit five years ago

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately when I visited Whitby Abbey it was not open. It doesn't open every day until end March/beginning April. I met several people who were most annoyed that it wasn't open. One man said that.....it was English Heritage.......therefore it should be open all the time. However, I was able to get some good photos from looking over the wall............but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

If in the region it is well worth a visit. For those who are able to I recommend you climb the 199 steps to enjoy the fantastic views. The Abbey itself is majestic and imposing. There is a café, toilets and when we went in August 2014 they had a table set up with wine tasting. The audio guide is... More 

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