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.
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.
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Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire - YO22 4JT
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