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Address: South Cliffe, Whitby YO22 4JT, England
Phone Number: +44 1947 603568
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DRACULA

It's not all about DRACULA. The place has a great history. Take the time to read some of the headstones, sad to see families lose so many and so young. Not open all year round... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
PistolPete2050
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Bedfordshire
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Bedfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not all about DRACULA. The place has a great history. Take the time to read some of the headstones, sad to see families lose so many and so young. Not open all year round so check before you go.

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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Abbey after a lovely walk around Whitby. We visited the weekend before Halloween and I was gutted not to see it lit up and it was happening the week later. It's perfect for a family day out and you cannot get more beautiful surroundings. Truly one of the most stunning buildings I've seen and visited in a... More 

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Thank Sez2292
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having climbed the 199 Stepps to visit the abbey was dissapointed to find it closed, however my wife did visit the church had a good look round and purchased several items as momentos/keepsakes. Fortunately the cafe was open and we had excellent coffee and cake

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Thank Paulyoung47
Louth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is amazing, although a bit expensive. We debated about going in after seeing the price. Eventually we decided to go in. It was well worth it. The museum didn't have much in it. The abbey itself was nice and you could see some stone carvings still. The boards around the abbey showing how it would have looked was great.... More 

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Thank Julie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never tire of this place in any weather, walk up the 199 steps or drive up to the rear car park and safe the walk. The views from the Abbey are great, go and look around the ruins and pop into the cafe.

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Thank Norman P
Buckinghamshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd visited Whitby before but never actually ventured to the Abbey which stands sentinel on the horizon. Crossing into the old part of the town was itself an adventure experiencing the narrow cobbled streets and little shops. The signs say it is 199 steps to the grounds of the abbey but they are not steep and the views en route... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read some of the negative reviews on here about the Abbey im at a loss as to what people expect !!!!. The ruined abbey itself is stunningly beautiful and instantly recognisable around the world. Its haunting beauty inspired the landing place of Dracula's vessel in Bram Stokers novel. It was very refreshing to go somewhere with the dog and... More 

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Atherton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

lovely place with lots of atmosphere. it is a ruin so don't expect easy access but once you are amidst the building you can just feel the place

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Thank Shaun G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic day looking around the old Gothic Abbey, gives you a chill knowing it inspired Bram Stokers Dracula. Brilliant

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Thank gavgee
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner went here when we was staying for a week at whitby. We spent most of the day at the Abbey. Had amazing photo's with all the great views and inspired me to learn more about the history relating to whitby. Overall this place is great if you take your time walking around. You can make it... More 

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