North East - North York Moors & Coast

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1. Whitby Abbey

Top 10 ten places to visit in North East England - North York Moors and Coast

Whitby Abbey

High on a cliff above the Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby are the gaunt, imposing remains of Whitby Abbey. Founded in 657 by St Hilda, Whitby Abbey has over the years been a bustling settlement, a kings’ burial place, the setting for a historic meeting between Celtic and Roman clerics, the home of saints including the poet Caedmon, and inspiration for Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. Discover how over 2,000 years of history make the Abbey one of England’s most important archaeological sites. At the interactive visitor centre your family can interrogate personalities from the past – including Dracula!

Whitby Abbey Address:
YO22 4JT
England, UK

Whitby Abbey Opening Times:
1st April - 30th September, 10.00am - 6.00pm, Monday to Sunday
1st - 31st October, 10.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Sunday
1st November - 20th March, 10.00am - 4.00pm, Monday and Thursday - Sunday
Closed 24th - 26th Dec and 1st January
Last admission half an hour before site closes

Whitby Abbey Admission:
Adult £4.20
Children £2.10
Concession £3.20
English Heritage Members Free
Family Ticket £10.50

English Heritage Yorkshire Region
37 Tanner Row
England, UK

T  +44 (0)1904 601901

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