The haunting ruins of Whitby Abbey are perched high on a hill overlooking Whitby and the abbey is accessible by climbing 199 steps from the old town.

St Hilda founded Whitby Abbey in 657 and it is here in 664 that an agreement on the date of Easter was reached between the Synod of Celtic and Roman Christians, however, Vikings destroyed it in 857 and the present structure was built in 1078.

The Abbey’s visitor centre houses a museum with artefacts tracing the site’s history.

Free entry to Whitby Abbey with the English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass

The English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass gives you free entry to Whitby Abbey and over 100 other historic buildings and monuments in England.

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Amenities
  • Parking (paid)
  • Free audio tour
  • Gift shop

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