We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
15% OFF THINGS TO DO when you spend $250+. Use code AUGUST15 on tours & activities
i

St Mary's Church

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Next to the Abbey, Whitby YO22 4AU, England
Phone Number: +44(0)1947 606578
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
$40*
and up
Full-Day North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby in Winter from York

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 586 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 374
    Excellent
  • 174
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Worth a look - even if just from the outside

If you've made your way up the 199 Steps to the Abbey, you might as well take in the church as well. You can view it from the outside or pop in if you like looking around church... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
chestervoyager
,
Chester, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Whitby

Add Photo Write a Review

586 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 575: English reviews
Chester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
293 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you've made your way up the 199 Steps to the Abbey, you might as well take in the church as well. You can view it from the outside or pop in if you like looking around church interiors. There is a fair-sized graveyard outside so take care where you walk. A path along the boundary wall leads to the... More 

Helpful?
Thank chestervoyager
Northumberland
Level Contributor
104 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great climb up the 199 steps to this very remarkable church. Just looking around the graveyard gives a history of the people who lived there and how families were united in death. Amazing views over various parts of Whitby - a must see if visiting this town.

Helpful?
Thank northumberlandlad
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As there is a fee to enter the Abbey we normally head for the tearoom and garden after climbing the 199 steps, then have a look around the church, its grounds and the view before we go back down. My 5 year old son is very into pirates at the moment and was very excited to find a pirate's grave.

Helpful?
Thank Hillno72
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Climb the Whitby steps to a remarkable church in a remarkable graveyard. This is not your everyday church, it oozes with history and the lives of real Whitby people, step back in time by stepping up the Whitby Steps to this important part of Whitbys history.

Helpful?
Thank kevind007
Whitby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely church steeped in history. Worth a visit and take time to look inside. A very interesting place

Helpful?
Thank R G
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
714 reviews
345 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved St Mary's Church. We had been to the Abbey up the 199 stairs and popped into St Mary's It is extremely attractive externally and is interesting internally as it has cubicles rather than pews for the congregation. As it is so high beside the ruined priory there are magnificent views of the sea and of the town. It... More 

Helpful?
Thank SergeLourie
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really good visit, the stone effect alter is very beautiful and nice to stop and take a few quiet minutes out of a busy day. Make sure you find Caedmon's Cross at the top of the steps, which is stunningly carved and remembers the first English poet.

Helpful?
Thank Nicholas B
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
156 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in here after walking up the 199 steps. The seating is strange, there are like square open booths with benches in in a square. You were able to reserve your own booth and covers were put on the seats to stop people getting soot on their clothes from the fire

Helpful?
Thank home40
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the church was originally built in the 1100's but many changes can be seen, the interior has stayed the same from what we were told since the 18th century, the pews are in high sided boxes which have family names on but there are a few for "strangers" the pulpit is very high so you can see out of your... More 

Helpful?
Thank richard c
Gosport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needs to be seen, exceptional interior. The likes you don't see very often. Interesting. There are many steps up to the church but you can drive up from another angle.Plenty of parking.

Helpful?
Thank Carol T

Travelers who viewed St Mary's Church also viewed

 
Whitby, North Yorkshire
Whitby, North Yorkshire
 

Been to St Mary's Church? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of St Mary's Church and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Sunderland, United Kingdom
over a year ago
Sunderland, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from St Mary's Church staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?