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Address: Next to the Abbey, Whitby YO22 4AU, England
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Lovely church

Well worth a look when going past. Nice stained glass and Celtic cross in the graveyard. Church has loads of history with plaques giving you information and great aged interior.

Reviewed July 17, 2016
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Glasgow
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Reviewed July 17, 2016

Well worth a look when going past. Nice stained glass and Celtic cross in the graveyard. Church has loads of history with plaques giving you information and great aged interior.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2016

GO ON ... up those steps .... It's well worth the climb to visit this most atmospheric of churches. A very unusual interior with a big emphasis/connection to the sea and it's sailors. The ground floor belfry with it's wall mounted records of the bell ringers past and their peels gave a real feeling of the church's history.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016

This church is worth a little or a lot of any ones time. Steeped in history not to be missed. The 'CHAIR' just before you go up to the alter is of great interest!

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Thank dalewells
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 12, 2016

An amazing and beautiful building. We were lucky to worship there on Sunday morning- a very small congregation but extremely friendly.

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nottingham
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Reviewed July 12, 2016

Wonderful views once you arrive at the top of the 199 steps breathtaking. Definetley worth a climb to the top just for the view

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

It was almost four o clock when we managed to get to the church entrance, having climbed the 199 steps from Whitby (don't be put off its worth the climb). The lady at the door was very welcoming and didn't even mention that the church was due to close at four. We aimlessly wandered around admiring all the different sections... More 

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Thank Carl K
Rochdale, Lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2016

This is Whitby's principle church but is rather underused, probably because of the 199 steps from the town. I am very fond of churches, the older the better. I feel that the fabric of the building absorbs the prayers and worship that have been undertaken over the hundreds of years it has existed.

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Thank James S
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 11, 2016

The church is an old church situated right next to the abbey, also at the top of the 199 steps.. (you can drive around and up if you don't fancy the steps.) it is really worth a look inside, even if you don't go to church

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 5, 2016

A haven after climbing 199 steps but such an interesting place with a huge amount of history. Yet another demonstration of how the classes were separated which just seems terrible. We need to work hard to redress this imbalance

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Durham
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Reviewed July 1, 2016

Once you have climbed the 199 steps a visit to this church is definitely recommended. The layout inside is really unusual and there is a lot of interesting historical information to read.

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