Facilities

Facilities at Whitby Abbey

  • Parking

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    Car park located 100 metres from the abbey (run by Scarborough Borough Council). Disabled visitors may be set down by the entrance to the visitor centre; disabled parking in main car park and ramped entrance to site. Parking is chargeable and is owned and managed by Scarborough Borough Council. Wheelchairs available at car park entrance and in the visitor centre.
  • Food And Drink

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    There is a café next door (not operated by English Heritage).
  • Picnic Area

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    Large open grassed areas with superb views are ideal for picnics.
  • Shop

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    The gift shop sells a range of delightful souvenirs, including items made of Whitby Jet, wine, books and many other English Heritage gifts.
  • Toilets

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    Male and female toilet located in the council car park. (Not operated by English Heritage.)
  • Dogs

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    Dogs welcome on leads.

  • Museum

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    Visitor centre displays fascinating finds from the Anglo-Saxon, medieval and Cholmley periods. This is packed with computer-generated images and entertaining interactives: touchscreens allow visitors to question Whitby personalities, from Abbess Hild via a medieval monk to Bram Stoker.
  • Exhibition

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    There is a audio visual exhibition detailing the history of the site in the visitor centre.
  • Gardens

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    The grounds feature acres of mown grass with seating dotted around to rest.There is a flat wheelchair route around the grounds with hard standing ramps into ruins for disabled access. Panoramic views.
  • Audio Tours

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    Audio tour (English only) with hearing loop included in admission price. Audio tour designed with visually impaired in mind.
  • Family Friendly

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    Baby Changing Facilities

    Male and female toilet located in the council car park. (Not operated by English Heritage.)

    Push Chairs Allowed

    Yes
  • Commercial Photograph And Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.

    If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.

    Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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