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Whitby Lane, Whitby YO22 4JT, England
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All reviews english heritage audio guide dracula play car park entrance fee youth hostel well worth a visit dracula story bram stoker gift shop tour bus worth the climb fantastic views tea room the cliff great place to visit sunny day
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Reviewed yesterday

The Abbey is temporarily closed but definitely worth climbing the 199 steps just to walk around the outside and grab something to eat in the cafe. We will definitely come back when the new Visitor's Centre opens later this year.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Some_Brits
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No access to the site as they are doing extensive work on the visitor entrance. It's a shame they couldn't have made provosion for visitor access during the works.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tramper88
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Whitby Abbey dominates the headland and can be seen from lots of different parts of the town. At the moment during restoration there is no parking near the Abbey but the 199 step climb to the Abbey is exhilarating and there are plenty of seats...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've been visiting Whitby since I was a child, and the Abbey is a must. Great history and views, worth the hike up 199 steps.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paddy459
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great atmospheric place..the setting of Bram Stoker's novel. Would have liked a little more interactive stuff for the kids

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Purplejourneys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely marvellous position above Whitby. The pews inside with their unusual high side panels are well worth a visit for the curiosity.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ajbangor58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always make time for a trip up to the Abbey and shop.we also like the church. Loving all the history about both buildings I find very interesting.the veiws from the Abbey are absolutely breath taking

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hutchinson02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view over Whitby harbour, nice day however very windy and cold. Do not miss this ancient place. There is a restaurant and a little brewery.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 604sonal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked up the 199 steps even though we knew the abbey grounds would be closed but we wanted to see what we could of the abbey and we enjoyed what we could see. We will have to come back another time to visit properly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank JanChesterfield
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow..unfortunately when we called to visit the Abbey it's closed until March 2019..b7t the grounds..gardens..tea rooms are open.. and you can see get to see enough of the Abbey to take your pics..it looks fantastic when the sun is shining on it..and the views all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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19 February 2019|
Response from bdon257 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is access for cars up to the Abbey and the adjacent StMary’s church where there is a good sized car park with disabled car parking spaces available.
17 February 2019|
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Response from Angela S | Reviewed this property |
Please note that Whitby Abbey will be closed until April 2019 while they carry out improvements to both our facilities and visitors experience. During this time both the abbey grounds and the museum will be closed
21 July 2018|
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Response from JennyB554 | Reviewed this property |
It’s tricky, it would be a two person job and would block the steps in places with people coming up and down,however I did see a couple of people take pushchairs up, with great difficulty I think. Sorry