Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

Overview

See the splendour of our next door attraction! Discover its history, hear voices from the past on the audio guide and catch unique events

Visit the website

What makes it special

  • Inspiration for Bram Stoker's gothic tale of 'Dracula'

Hostels nearby

YHA Whitby exterior

YHA Whitby

En suite rooms available
Free wi-fi
Garden / grounds

Whitby Abbey

Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

Map references

OS Grid Ref: NZ 90176 11183

Lat/Lng: 54.488333, -0.607892

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Captain Cook's Endeavour in Whitby harbour

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

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Whitby

Whitby

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Whitby Dracula Experience

Dracula Experience

A unique tour through the Dracula story and the connection to Whitby. Using animation, special effects and live actors.       Visit the website

Cycling in Whitby

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The Cinder Track between Whitby and Scarborough is part of Route 1 of the National Cycle network, offering 21 miles of off-road cycling with the opportunity to take slight detours and visit the quiet

Watersports in Whitby

Watersports in Whitby

Whitby Surf School located on West Cliff Beach is an ideal place to surf and SUP as the shallow gradient sandy beach offers plenty of space and waves.

Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood's Bay is a picturesque old fishing village with delightful streets and old fisher-folk running cafes. The village is rife with tall tales of old smugglers.

Wild swimming

Wild Swimming at Boggle Hole

Noted as a great place to swim in the Wild Swimming book. The sea at Boggle Hole is exhilarating, and perishing, all at once.

Mountain biking

Mountain biking around Boggle Hole

The disused railway line (National cycle route 1 - North Sea trail) offers easy, family friendly and car free cycling, all within 10 minutes of the hostel.

Cycling

Cycling around Boggle Hole

Take a leisurely cycle along the National Cycle Route 1 or the North Sea trail which starts 10 minutes away from the hostel.

Watersports

Watersports in Boggle Hole

Step out of your room and into the sea and more importantly, you can then step out of the sea into a lovely hot shower!

Steam train travelling through the North York Moors

North York Moors Steam Railway in Helmsley

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