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Address: South Cliffe, Whitby YO22 4JT, England
Phone Number: +44 1947 603568
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Fantastic historic building sat high on the cliff tops over looking Whitby and the North Sea. Headphone guide to explain the history of this English Heritage venue.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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East Yorkshire
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East Yorkshire
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic historic building sat high on the cliff tops over looking Whitby and the North Sea. Headphone guide to explain the history of this English Heritage venue.

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful ruined Benedictine abbey, definitely worth visiting when in Whitby. Lot's of history and informative museum. Expensive for adult couples if you are not a member of English Heritage. Good carpark facilities if driving and free parking in the winter. Best dress warm as it is quite windy due to it's location.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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436 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whitby Abbey is a ruined Benedictine abbey situated on cliffs overlooking the North Sea and Whitby Township. When my wife and I visited the abbey there was light rain falling so we drove to the abbey where there was excellent car parking near the ruins. Inside or out the ruins look "classic" and are a "must see" for anyone visiting... More 

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Thank Peter C
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Some good history here, first time visit for me, as we are English heritage members now be rude not to look in while in area, usual fare really for EH, good audio commentary, fascinating place and then mugged into shop on way out

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Thank 8bitfiend
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here in a chilly winter day. It's owned by English Heritage. I climbed the 99 steps from Whitby to it but it has road access and a car park, also a cafe and gift shop. Only an impressive ruin but a local brewery has set up in buildings just outside with draught local beer and sales :) Quite a... More 

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to drive here instead of taking the steps from the town. Beautiful scenery.The Abbey looked amazing on top of the hill overlooking Whitby.

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Thank jens2kes
Holmesfield, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of 5 teenagers and 4 adults and I can say that all enjoyed this visit. The family ticket was good value for money and you can also get a audio tour as part of the entrance fee. It is really good as as you walk along there are signs to tell you what number to press... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This ruined Benedictine abbey is the best attraction in Whitby. It is famous for its affiliation with the story of 'Dracula'. You can get there either by bus or train if you are visiting Yorkshire. Before going there you need to walk along the narrow stone paved street with a bunch of souvenir shops on the both side. Stepping upward... More 

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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place to walk around, 199 steps to get to it only to find it was closed. Bit dissapointed. I know its out of season but lots of people up there. On the plus side i got some great photos.

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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These are great ruins to explore and there are good info boards dotted throughout the site with illustrations on what the abbey looked like. There is also a good audio guide available from the entrance which explains about the abbey through the ages. It's managed by English heritage and costs £7.10 to enter. The car park next to it is... More 

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