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

  • Children's Gruesome History Week

    Sat 14 - Sun 22 Feb 2015

    Explore the gruesome side of history with hands on activities for children. Meet Thomas Turlis, the Public Hangman equipped with gallows, ropes and the other 'tools' of his gruesome trade.

Prices and opening times


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


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