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A ruined old abbey sitting atop the East Cliff in North Yorkshire, Whitby Abbey serves as a reminder of the area’s medieval heritage. Founded in the year 657, the abbey went out of use in 1538, when it was partially destroyed by the forces of Henry VIII. The site is complemented by a museum located in Cholmley House. Arrange to visit Whitby Abbey and other attractions in Whitby using our Whitby trip planner .
Whitby Abbey Reviews
The best time to visit Whitby Abbey is first thing in the morning, before the crowds arrive. The climb up the steps is exhausting but well worth the view from the top! At around £9.00 per adult/£6.00 ... more »
Lovely place to visit and so nice to look over Whitby bay. Has a really long history and a nice little shop. more »
Whitby is a great historical town set on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. The town is busy and has loads for all the family to do form shopping, beach, climbing a lighthouse, walking out on piers, Dracula experience, the famous Abbey and so much more to explore. There's a great park and ride for the day stripper ( no overnight parking ) but there is plenty of car parks in the town centre if your early enough.
Love this place. We scattered my best friends ashes here as it was her favourite place to be. Beautiful walk, beautiful views. Such a lovely place to be.
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