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“3 days away” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey
Whitby, England, Whitby, England
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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Whitby
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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“3 days away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

What a beautiful place to visit. The 199 steps were a bit daunting, but it was well worth the climb. The views were stunning and the church and the tea room a welcome break at the top.

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“Not what I expected”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Hardly any mention of the Dracula connection and the whole thing has very little atmosphere.Might be better on a stormy day rather than a sunny one,and was surprsed to see a number of kids wandering around the site even though it was term time.The Abbey itself was smaller than expected too.Disappointing.

Visited September 2013
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“My wife calls me Dracula !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Thanks to English Heritage we enjoyed our visit to the abbey on a brilliant late summer's day ; it was a revelation with sunshine & blue, blue skies . The site is well maintained but the pictorial guides were faded & inadequate - a major disappointment . The Visitor Centre was most impressive with varied & interesting displays & the staff were most obliging & knowledgeable .
One can easily see why Bram Stoker was inspired to create Dracula by these magnificent ruins .

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“Impressive ruin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Interesting ruin to walk around, though the Chomley house visitors centre is a bit disappointing. The church is near by and well worth a visit. If you plan to visit Whitby I'd suggest parking for the day at the Abbey, seeing everything on the cliff and then taking the stairs (a lot of steps) down to the town and crossing the free footbridge into Whitby town.

Visited September 2013
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“Majesty on the hill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Although in ruins this wonderful abbey is awe inspiring. Set on the highest hill in the lovely seaside town of Whitby you can't help but look up and be amazed. You can see and feel by the atmosphere how Bram Stoker was inspired to write Dracula. Go early as the crowds do build up over the day and parking can be a problem.

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