Whitby Abbey

Chris Cunliffe
Article By: Chris Cunliffe
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On the east cliff stands the towns icon - Whitby Abbey, and the trek up 199 steps to the top gives picture perfect views overlooking the beach and harbour. The Abbey itself dates back to 657AD and was destroyed by Henry VIII in 1540, though now the interactive visitor centre tells stories of the Monks lives who once lived there and digital reconstructions show the archaeological finds of the site. In 1890, author Bram Stoker stayed in a Whitby guesthouse and was inspired by the gothic architecture, local churches and atmospheric setting which resulted in the creation of the world famous novel Dracula. This connection has prompted the twice yearly Whitby Goth Weekend Festival held every April & October. Facilities - Car Park, Café, Gift Shop, Please note dogs must be on a lead. Image Credit Chris Kirk - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Whitby_Abbey_image.jpg
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  • Abbey Ln, Whitby YO22 4JT, UK
  • Entry
    Standard 11.00 GBP
    Students 9.90 GBP
    Kids 6.60 GBP Under 17
    Seniors 9.90 GBP
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    Family friendly
    Tourist must-do

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