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Whitby Abbey

  • Discover your inspiration at Whitby Abbey
Be inspired at Whitby Abbey Whitby Abbey Interactive Visitor Centre

Set on a headland high over the popular seaside town, Whitby Abbey is the perfect choice for a great value day trip in Yorkshire. It's easy to see how Bram Stoker was inspired by its gothic splendour when writing Dracula. This is one of the most atmospheric visitor attractions on the Yorkshire coast.

Discover the long history of the Abbey and the daily life of the monks who once lived here in the unique interactive visitor centre with its dramatic digital reconstructions. Or listen to the audio tour as you wander around the ancient ruins and enjoy the stunning views.

For mystery and imagination, Whitby Abbey is one of the best family days out in Yorkshire.

Don't Miss

  • Fantastic views of the town of Whitby from within the abbey
  • Explore the gift shop
  • Action packed events 
  • The talking heads in the interactive visitor centre

Events At Whitby Abbey

  • Myths and Legends Summer for Kids

    Sat 26 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014

    Discover a whole range of myths and legends, from St George to King Arthur. Magical stories, dressing up and hands on activities. Take part in Arthurian sword practice, medieval hobby horse jousting and training.

  • Dracula

    Sat 2 & Sun 3 Aug 2014

    Think you know the story of Dracula? Think again. To truly understand Bram Stoker's gothic icon, you need to hear his tale in the setting of the writer's inspiration, Whitby Abbey.

  • Abbey Myths and Legends

    Mon 4 & Tue 5 Aug 2014

    From the cast that brought you our thrilling Dracula performances, discover the myths and legends of Whitby Abbey. Prepare yourself for stories of serpents and St Hilda from one of the most atmospheric abbeys in England.

Prices and opening times


Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire - YO22 4JT (Directions)


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