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Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey,Whitby Address
Whitby Abbey
YO22 4JT
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Whitby Abbey,Whitby Telephone No.
01947 603568
Tourist Information: 01947 602674
1 Apr-30 Sep 10am-6pm Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, & Sun.
1-31 Oct 10am-5pm Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, & Sun.
1 Nov-20 Mar 10am-4pm Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, & Sun.
Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan
Last admission half an hour before site closes.
  • Parking Charged
  • Parking On Site
disabled facilities
Disabled Access
Set high on the clifftop, the abbey overlooks the harbour and town of Whitby. It was founded by St Hilda in 680 and then destroyed by the Vikings in 867. Rebuilding commenced in the 1220s, but since dissolution in 1538 it only attracted 18th century painters.
  • Beach/Coastal Area
  • English Heritage
  • Gift Shop Or Shop
  • Picnic Areas