If you are planning to visit Illuminated Abbey you can purchase tickets at the door on every evening of the event. Pre-booking (which is slightly cheaper) closes at 8.30am on the morning of each event day.

Illuminated Abbey

DATE

23 Oct - 31 Oct 2021 

TIME

6pm - 9pm

LOCATION

Whitby Abbey 

SUITABLE FOR

Everyone

Cast light on a dark history this Halloween! See Bram Stoker's inspiration in a new light as Whitby Abbey is bathed in dramatic illuminations once again. Have your camera at the ready as you explore the gothic splendour of the ruins lit up with all the colours of the rainbow. 
Join us as we celebrate the season of all things supernatural. Seek out our Victorian characters as they try to deal with a force beyond their control that has been unleashed on Whitby.
What is it? Can it be reasoned with? What does it want? Can you help our characters stop it before it takes over the Abbey and begins its reign of terror?

Along with fantastic performances and incredible illuminations, you can also enjoy a range of delicious food and drink. Tuck into locally-sourced fish and chips from Fuscos or grab a burger and sausage sandwich made with local meats. For pudding, head over to the fire pits for toasted marshmallows and stay hydrated by popping to the trailer bar, for a hot gin, hot chocolate or hot mead!

Please be aware the abbey closes for general admission at 5pm and will re-open at 6pm for Illuminated Abbey.

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Timetable

Doors open at 6pm

6.15pm – 7.30pm

Become a seeker of knowledge; meet the Scientist, the Hunter, the Zealot, the Lost Soul & the Stranger. Follow the Wraiths as they guide you around the ruins – will you heed their warnings and who is the Stranger?

Repeated at 7.45pm – 9.00pm

The abbey will be lit up with illuminations all evening and food and drink will be available throughout.

Prices

Type Price
Member (Adult) £5
Member (Child) £3
Member (Concession) £4
Member (Family 2 Adults) £13
Member (Family 1 Adult) £8
Adult £12.50
Child, 5-17 years £8
Concession £10
Family (2 Adults) £33
Family (1 Adult) £20.50

Price Notes

Advanced booking is 10% cheaper than the walk up price of tickets.

This event is held outside of site opening hours and does not include entry during the day. You will need to buy a admission separate ticket if you wish to visit the site before the event.

How to book

Follow the booking link in the description above to book your tickets using our online system. Simply click on the Buy Tickets button above. This will take you to our online booking system where you can book your ticket. To enjoy this event, please ensure you select an event day between 23 - 31 Oct 2021 and scroll down until you reach Illuminated Abbey and select the available time. Please make sure you bring your booking confirmation with you when you visit. If you are a Member please remember to bring your English Heritage Membership card. Members are able to book event tickets at the Member rate for those included in the membership only.

How to find us

Property: Whitby Abbey
Address: Abbey Lane, Whitby, YO22 4JT
Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber

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