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Whitby Abbey

WHITBY, YO22 4JT

Uncover the full story of these atmospheric ruins in their impressive clifftop location above the town. St Hilda's original abbey was destroyed by Viking raiders. The abbey that replaced it was begun in the 11th century and was rebuilt on several occasions before being dismantled at the Dissolution; this is what you can see today, starkly silhouetted against the sky. The ruin suffered further damage in 1914, when two German battleships shelled the town and inadvertently hit the west front.

Further information

Tel: 01947 603568

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English Heritage

Prices

£7.10 (ch 5-15 £4.20, concessions £6.40). Family (2ad+3ch) £18.40. Members free. Prices valid until Mar 2017

Opening times

Open all year, Apr-Sep, daily 10-6
Oct, daily 10-5
30 Oct-6 Nov
Mon-Tue 10-5, Wed-Sun 10-4
7 Nov-25 Dec & 2 Jan-19 Feb, Sat-Sun 10-4
26 Dec-1 Jan, Tue-Sat 10-4
20-26 Feb, daily 10-4
27 Feb-Mar, Wed-Sun 10-4. Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan
Average visit 1.45hrs

Facilities

Parking.
Café.

Dogs

Dogs allowed in some areas (see notices)

Accessibility

Partly accessible. Steps to nave
Wheelchair loan, parking, ramp, lift, tour transcript, film subtitles
Toilets.

Whitby Abbey

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Directions

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On clifftop E of Whitby town centre

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