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Whitby Abbey

Address: Whitby, England, Whitby, England
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Ranked #11 of 20 Attractions in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Whitby Abbey is really beautiful, and I think it is a great experience to be able to wander around the ruins. It is beautiful to photograph and because there is a lot to see, then you can be there for a while. The staff are also really friendly and helpful as well. I was also lucky enough to visit during... More 

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warwickshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Brilliant, atmospheric ruins that appear on the skyline as you approach the town by car. You have to work a bit to view them close up, but the 199 steps only serve to heighten the anticipation and sense of achievement.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

To be honest I’m not a particular fan of English Heritage sights and to me always seem to be over-priced, you also have to pay for the car park which adds to the price of the attraction. If it wasn’t for the connection with Dracula I would have probably given it a miss. On saying this the Abbey itself (or... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit both for its heritage and culture - 199 steps required to get there, although there are benches en route. Youngsters can keep count of how many steps as there are counters every ten steps or so. As it is high, it can be windy - so dress prepared.

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Hi. Whitby Abbey is a wonderful place to get a birds eye view of the town. Has been here for centuries so don't expect a Barratt Home when you get there! Access by car is over the bridge & up the steep hill, signposted, to the big council carpark up on your left. There is a short walk round to... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Worth the walk up the steps to see it. Magnificent views over the town and the coast. Really beautiful ruins - the overall effect is so atmospheric and beautiful even on the windiest and rainiest of days!

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Spectacular views, ruins were beautiful. You will get some amazing pictures! Windy up there so hold onto your hats!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

if you want some fresh air then gave a walk up to the abbey. Views are amazing and remember to hold on to your hat.

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Albrighton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I am an English Heritage member do can't comment on cost. The museum area was interesting but I feel there needs more research into the early years of the Abby and why it turned to ruins. The views are amazing and over all it was informative. I still prefer Revieux Abby, but a worthwhile day out nonetheless.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Although parking is free until March up at the Abbey the actual building and access was closed! A little disappointing that we couldn't even have a wander around to explore or learn a little about the place.

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