English Heritage - Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey has been inspiring visitors for nearly 1500 years – now it’s your turn. Follow in the footsteps of artists, writers and religious leaders to explore the soaring gothic ruins and to take in the stunning sea views.


This year, there's more to see at Whitby Abbey than ever before. You can uncover centuries of history with the new interactive guide, and visit the revamped museum to find out more about how the abbey inspired Caedmon, the first named English poet, and Bram Stoker, the author of 'Dracula'. 

The entrance to the abbey is fully accessible, and you’ll find improved facilities in the visitor centre, including a bigger shop. There is also be a brand new coffee shop by the entrance.


ACCESSIBILITY

- Accessible Toilets

- Assistance Dogs Welcome

- Wheelchair Loan

- Tour Transcripts

- Film Subtitles

- Wheelchair Access: Features a wheelchair route of the site with ramps for access to the ruins.

- Disabled Parking: 2 disabled parking bays are located in the council car park.

- Stairs: Steps to enter the nave.


HOW TO REACH

PARKING
Car park located 100 metres from the abbey (run by Scarborough Borough Council). Disabled visitors may be set down by the entrance to the visitor centre; disabled parking in main car park and ramped entrance to site. Parking is chargeable and is owned and managed by Scarborough Borough Council. Wheelchairs available at car park entrance and in the visitor centre.

ROAD ACCESS
On cliff top, East of Whitby

SAT NAV
Postcode : YO22 4JT
Latitude : 54.489051
Longtitude : -0.602536

BUS ACCESS
Esk Valley service 97 & 97A actually serve Whitby Abbey; The Whitby Town Tour is also operated by Coastal & Country and serves the Abbey. The town is served by Arriva, Coastal & Country, Esk Valley and Yorkshire Coastliner

TRAIN ACCESS
Whitby 1⁄2 mile


ADMISSION

Entry without gift aid/with gift aid:
Member Free/Free
Adult £8.90/£9.80
Child (5-17 years) £5.30/£5.90
Concession £8.00/£8.80
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) £23.10/£25.50


VISITOR INFO

OPENING HOURS: Closed
Dec 24, 2020
Dec 24, 2020

ADDRESS:
Abbey Lane
YO22 4JT Whitby
England
United Kingdom

EXHIBITIONS

  • The Myths, Legends and Folklore of England

    exposition
  • About Whitby Abbey

    exposition

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