Whitby Abbey

Local nameWhitby Abbey
LocationScarborough, North Yorkshire, UK

Whitby Abbey was a 7th-century Christian monastery that later became a Benedictine abbey. The abbey church was situated overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England, a centre of the medieval Northumbrian kingdom. The abbey and its possessions were confiscated by the crown under Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries between 1536 and 1545.

Since that time, the ruins of the abbey have continued to be used by sailors as a landmark at the headland. Since the 20th century, the substantial ruins of the church have been declared a Grade I Listed building and are in the care of English Heritage; the site museum is housed in Cholmley House.

Tags English HeritageListed BuildingAbbeyBenedictineRuins
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Opening hours

Mar 25 - Sep 30, 2016:
Daily 10 am - 6 pm

Oct 2016:
Daily 10 am - 5 pm

Nov 1 - Nov 6, 2016:
Daily 10 am - 4 pm

Nov 7 - Dec 25, 2016:
Sat - Sun: 10 am - 4 pm

Dec 26 - Dec 31, 2016:
Daily 10 am - 4 pm

Jan 2 - Feb 19, 2017:
Sat - Sun: 10 am - 4 pm

Last admission half an hour before closing time.
Closed on Dec 24, 25, 26, 28 & 31, 2015 and Jan 1, 2016.


Adults: £7.10
Concessions (students with ID, seniors over 60): £6.40
Children (5-15): £4.20 (under 5's: free)

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitby_Abbey

Official Website https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/whitby-abbey/

Twitter https://twitter.com/WhitbyAbbey

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/whitbyabbey

Phone +44 1947 603 568

Address Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT, UK

Coordinates 54°29'15.285" N -0°36'24.216" E

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