Whitby Abbey Access

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

Mobility/Older Visitors
Wheelchair loan Yes
Entrance/Set Down No
Site Folders No
Accessible Toilets Yes
Adult changing area No
Handrails No
Easy-use cutlery No
Assistance Dogs Welcome Yes
Wheelchair Access Features a wheelchair route of the site with ramps for access to the ruins.
Entrance/Set Down Disabled visitors may be set down by the entrance to the visitor centre. There is a ramped entrance to site. Access to monument and grounds is via the visitor centre's lift up to the grounds.
Disabled Parking 2 disabled parking bays are located in the council car park.
Onsite Transport No
Stairs Steps to enter the nave.
Lift Access Yes
Seating and rest points Benches and rest points are dotted around the grounds.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients Gravel pathways allow easy access to the site and ruins.
Dog Bowl and Toileting No
Blind/Visually Impaired
Braille Guides No
Braille Signage No
Handrails No
Accessible Toilets Yes
Torches No
Assistance Dogs Welcome Yes
Sensory Experiences No information available
Audio Tours Yes
Site Tours No information available
Handling Objects No information available
Tactile Models Tactile exhibits in the visitor centre
Areas of Low Lighting No information available
Colour contrasts No information available
Large Print No
Dog Bowl and Toileting No
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating fire alarms No
Tour transcripts Yes
Film subtitles Yes
BSL Tours No
Assistance Dogs Welcome Yes
Induction Loops Available at the admissions desk and on request to accompany the audio tour.
Audio installation transcripts No
Dog Bowl and Toileting No
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets Yes
Adult changing area No
Easy-use cutlery No
Basic language audio tours No information available
Easy Read Material Yes
Large print Material Large print sheet with a basic overview on the Abbey.
Dyslexia Friendly Material No information available
Sensory Experiences No information available
Handling Objects No information available
Easy-use cutlery No
Bottle/food Warming No
Child Size Portions No
Highchairs No
Induction Loops No information available
Health and Safety
Deep Water There is an open pond that is both obvious and signed.
Trip Hazard No information available
Sheer Drop Some drops on site these are signed.
Slip Hazard Grass and stone areas may be slippery when wet.
Steep Slope The grounds are mainly flat with some undulation.
Steep Stairs Please note: from the Whitby harbour area, the abbey can only be directly reached on foot via the 199 'abbey steps' (or Caedmon's Trod): alternatively a well-signposted road leads from the town outskirts to the cliff top abbey.
Beware of Traffic Pedestrian and vehicle access mixes at the main entrance.
Uneven Ground Some undulation

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Whitby Abbey

Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT
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