Whitby Abbey

Approx. Family Price
£23.00 to £26.00
Take a Look
A dramatic photo of Whitby Abbey. c/o English Heritage

Whitby Abbey dramatically stands on a hill overlooking Whitby in North Yorkshire. Despite being a 1500-year-old abbey, these ruins inspired the author of ‘Dracula’, Bram Stoker.
Fortunately, if you visit today, there are no vampires. In fact, visitors have voted Whitby Abbey as one of the top ten English Heritage family attractions.

Planning your visit
Baby Changing
Pushchair Friendly
Dogs Welcome
Picnic Area

The car park, toilets, and cafe are not run by English Heritage.
Dogs are welcome but must remain on the lead.
Wheelchairs are available for hire, and there is a wheelchair route with ramps for accessing the ruins, but note there are no handrails.

Typical cost for a family
£23.00 - £26.00

You can buy a family ticket that covers two adults and up to three children.

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If you are planning on visiting a couple of English Heritage places with the kids, then check out their Family Membership. A year’s membership is typically less than the cost of entrance to two English Heritage places and will give you free access.

How to get here

Here’s where you can find Whitby Abbey.


You can use the postcode YO22 4JT in your Sat Nav. There is a Scarborough Borough Council carpark 100 metres from the abbey, which has a parking fee.
If you come by train, Whitby station is only 1/2 mile from the Abbey. There are also bus services to the Abbey.

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