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.
Easter Adventure Quest
Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014
Young adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Whitby Abbey. Rise to the challenge and you’ll win a yummy chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.
Sat 26 & Sun 27 Apr 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.
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Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire - YO22 4JT
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