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.
The Path to Paradise
Sat 25 May - Sun 2 Jun 2013 (bank holiday)
Walk a labyrinth laid out at Whitby Abbey, based on the medieval design set into the floor at Chartres Cathedral. Take as long as you like to walk the path as a meditation, as a bit of fun, as an exercise or as a social gathering.
Dracula and Time Travellers Go... Knight and Princess School
Sat 20 & Sun 21 Jul 2013
Bram Stoker’s classic Victorian Gothic tale is brought to life with a cast of 3 actors, revealing a shipwreck, a large black dog and vampires. Plus there will be hands on medieval activities throughout the day in our Time Travellers Go… Medieval Big Top.
Time Travellers Go... Knight and Princess School
Mon 22 - Fri 26 Jul 2013
A summer of hands on activities and crafts for all the family, with a medieval theme. Squire training, etiquette, storytelling, arts and crafts and dressing up sessions throughout the day with the Time Travellers crew.
Prices and opening times
Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire - YO22 4JT
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