Whitby Abbey
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Open daily, 10am - 5pm

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Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

Where's my shadow? Quest 1 Jul - 1 Sept

Noble, our trusty guard dog, has lost his shadow at Whitby Abbey and needs the help of little adventurers to find it! Join Noble and his friends on a summer quest to search for his shadow throughout the grounds during the summer holidays.

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Things To See And Do

Car-free Travel Discount

Escape the traffic and travel to Whitby Abbey by train, bus or bicycle and be rewarded with 20% off your walk-up ticket. Show your bus or train ticket, or bike helmet, at the point of purchase to receive your discount. English Heritage are working with Good Journey to encourage sustainable travel to Whitby Abbey, click here to find out more and for help planning your route.

THE LARGEST GATHERING OF PEOPLE DRESSED AS VAMPIRES

On Thursday 26 May 2022, we marked the 125th anniversary of Bram Stoker's iconic novel, Dracula, by breaking the record for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Vampires with 1,369 vampires!

We were delighted that so many people embraced the idea and came together at Whitby Abbey, a major inspiration for Dracula, to celebrate the anniversary.

If you'd like to visit the abbey and learn more about the origins of Dracula, follow the link below.

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What's On

  • Illuminated Abbey

  • Postcard from Whitby Abbey

Revamping Whitby Abbey

In 2019 we invested almost £1.6 million to transform Whitby Abbey and celebrate the history of this iconic landmark.

Explore 3,000 years of history in the new permanent exhibition with dramatic displays of unique objects and an interactive guide. 

You will also be able to enjoy new improved facilities, making sure you get the most out of your visit. 

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Guidebook: Whitby Abbey

Price: £5

Membership starts from £42

Membership gives you unlimited access to castles and gardens, historic houses and abbeys, and kids go free...

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UNLIMITED ACCESS TO OVER 400 HISTORIC PLACES

Live and breathe the story of England at royal castles, historic gardens, forts & defences, world-famous prehistoric sites and many others.

FREE ENTRY FOR UP TO SIX CHILDREN

Free entry for up to six children accompanied by an adult member (under 18 years and within the family group).

FREE HANDBOOK TO PLAN INSPIRING DAYS OUT, WORTH £10.95

Complimentary full colour handbook worth £10.95. Plus our award winning Members’ Magazine delivered three times a year.

FREE OR REDUCED ENTRY TO OUR EXCITING EVENTS

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