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Review of Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey
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Ranked #3 of 52 things to do in Whitby
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Stockport, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Its a stunning place, set high up above Whitby with wonderful views out to sea. We drove up to it, rather than climb the 199 steps, and 2 hours in the carpark was just about right. There is a lot of the structure still in place and the audio guide sets the scene well and goes through the history of the site and some of the key characters. It also gives a good feeling for the lives of monks and nuns at the time. There is also a visitors centre displaying artefacts found on site and giving more information about the monks and nuns. Well worth a visit.

Visited June 2014
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“Wow”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

What an absolutely amazing place. The views out to the sea are fantastic. It is a must see place if you are in the area.

Visited May 2014
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Bletchley, England, United Kingdom
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“whitby abbey”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

steeped in history - well worth a visit, audios available to help you find out more about the abbey,

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Trying too much?”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

A stunning place but the wall around the site and the entrance through the English Heritage visitors centre and shop detracted somewhat.

As it was half term there was a special activity for children to find out about the life of monks and nuns at the abbey - never have I seen such a travesty, not entertaining, not informative and downright disrespectful of the site, it's history and the religion. They had an unlikely actor as a monk shouting too loud and scaring the smaller children and an actor nun who led a ragged procession of children carrying a cross and chanting "Lord have mercy".
If they did something similar regarding any other religion there would be an outcry.

When it stopped after 20 minutes we had a walk for a while before being able to enjoy this spectacular place.

History - 1, English Heritage - nil

Visited May 2014
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Cambridgeshire
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“Fantastic afternoon”
Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

We walked up the 199 steps, enjoying the views on our way.

The abbey and free audio guide are excellent. There are lots of extras on the audio guide but if you just listen to the numbered points, it will take 30-60 minutes. We stopped at the church on the way up, which is steeped in history. The abbey is a lot larger and more in tact than I'd expected. It was a fantastic visit.

Visited June 2014
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