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About Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey was founded in 657AD and today its ruins stand high above the town and it is a major landmark. Within the walls of the Abbey there is a visitors centre which includes a display on St Hilda, a formidable Northumbrian Princess who was once the Abbess of this Abbey. There is also a display on Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, who used this Gothic Abbey as the inspiration behind his creation.
The whole site is now owned and managed by English Nature.

The Cleveland Way" passes close to this attraction.

The current admission admission charges are:

Adults - £4.20 (6.3 Euros)
Children - £2.10 (4 Euros)
Family ticket - £10.50 (16 Euros)
Concessions - £3.20 (4.5 Euros)
English Nature members - Free

Whitby Abbey it is open at the following times:

1st April to 1st November - daily from 10am until 6pm (or dusk if earlier in October)
2nd November to 31st March - daily from 10am until 4pm.


Abbey Lane, Whitby, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1947)602674 | Official Homepage

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