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Address: South Cliffe, Whitby YO22 4JT, England
Phone Number: 441947603568
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Mr Alan simmons

great place to visit and once you climb the 199 steps from whitby harbour the views over whitby are breathtaking

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

great place to visit and once you climb the 199 steps from whitby harbour the views over whitby are breathtaking

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 743 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I came here more than 10 years ago and this place has come on a long way since. The manor house of the family who owned this land after the dissolution of the monastery has been converted into a museum and visitor centre. There you can study the history of the site via many archeological finds. There is a free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Love Whitby and the abbey is certainly it's centre piece!! Full of history and popular with locals and tourist!! Planning to visit at hallowe'en 2017

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Thank Sarah D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent a wonderful few hours wandering around the Abbey back in July. I've always wanted to visit this iconic site and I was not disappointed. It is simply stunning and very well preserved. Luckily, we were able to join the storytellers who re enacted the story of Dracula. It was fantastic. We loved it. Definitely a must visit.

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Gouldsboro, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We Very much enjoyed our visit to this abbey. English Heritage provides their audio tour and it is very well done and informative. While I have no experience with local guides, and they can have serious advantages such as being able to answer your questions, which of course the device cannot do, you should not feel as though you need... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was quite surprised at the slick visitors centre and entrance fee. £7.90 well spent though as somewhere I'd wanted to visit since being a small girl. The audio guide also softened the blow and was very informative and entertaining. I recommend using with your headphones as it gets windy up there. The abbey itself was everything I dreamt it would... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After the 199 steps, enjoyed good look around the cemetery and then into the Abbey. Very interesting, preserved and well worth the climb. A piece or 'real' history to be enjoyed. Great views too.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently visited Whitby Abbey on a day when there was a very heavy sea mist, and it was all the better for it! Couldn't even see the Abbey till I was 100 yards from it but when it appeared out of the gloom it was magnificent. It's now looked after by English Heritage who supply you with a free audio... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been visiting Whitby for as long as i can remember,what a beautiful coastal town this is,its even better in Goth week,(obviously this is when all the Goths visit,it makes it even more interesting.) its a long way up about 200 odd steps to the abbey but its well worth the climb when you get there.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Firstly the price. The £7.90 mentioned includes "voluntary" Gift Aid, which is common at most sites nowadays. You should be given the option whether or not to pay this. Most places do, but English Heritage here assume you will If you are a family or group on a restricted budget simply say "without gift aid". This can make quite a... More 

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