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
Mobility Scooter Loan
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
Culinary/Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Bottle/Food Warming
No
Child Size Portions
No
Highchairs
No
Special Diets
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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