Whitby Abbey

About Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey has been inspiring visitors for nearly 1500 years – now it’s your turn.

Discover stories of saints, poets and Dracula as you explore soaring gothic ruins and take in the stunning sea views.

There’s more to see and do at the abbey than ever before. With fantastic views over the coast, a revamped museum and wide open grounds to roam, it’s a great value day out for everyone.

Throughout the year we have lots of exciting events, including performances of Dracula in the summer and the iconic Illuminated Abbey over Halloween.

Don’t miss:

  • Wander through spectacular ruins and take in the beautiful coastal views
  • Discover tales of Viking raids and saintly Saxons in the museum – and find out how Whitby inspired Bram Stoker
Visit Whitby Abbey


Whitby Abbey provides a range of facilities to offer you a fantastic day out

Children's trails/adventure playground

Seasonal quests are put on during school holidays.

Picnic site

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

Dogs at Whitby Abbey

Dogs on short leads are welcome.

Getting here

Contact us

Whitby Abbey, Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT
Tel 01947 603568


On cliff top, East of Whitby

Public transport

Buses: Esk Valley services 97 & 97A and Whitby Town Tour operated by Coastal & Country serve Whitby Abbey. The town is served by Arriva, Coastal & Country, Esk Valley and Yorkshire Coastliner.
Trains: The abbey is half a mile from Whitby train station.

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