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

  • Medieval Spooky Fun Week

    Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov

    This Hallowe’en half term join us for frightening fun, with have-a-go creepy crafts and spooky activities.

  • The Illuminated Abbey

    Wed 29 Oct - Sat 01 Nov 2014

    Cast light on a dark history. See Bram Stoker’s inspiration in a new light as Whitby Abbey is illuminated with dramatic coloured floodlighting.

  • Dracula & Children’s Spooky Trail

    Thurs 30 Oct - Sat 1 Nov

    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.

Prices and opening times


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


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