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.
Sat 26 & Sun 27 Jul 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.
Myths and Legends Summer for Kids
Sat 26 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014
Discover a whole range of myths and legends, from St George to King Arthur. Magical stories, dressing up and hands on activities. Take part in Arthurian sword practice, medieval hobby horse jousting and training.
Abbey Myths and Legends
Mon 28 & Tue 29 Jul 2014
From the cast that brought you our thrilling Dracula performances, discover the myths and legends of Whitby Abbey. Prepare yourself for stories of serpents and St Hilda from one of the most atmospheric abbeys in England.
Prices and opening times
Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire - YO22 4JT
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