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WHITBY ABBEY

WHITBY ABBEY
WHITBY ABBEY

The iconic and dramatic ruins of Whitby's medieval abbey stand on a headland overlooking the harbour. The history oozes out of the ground hereabouts. The ruins inspired the author, Bram Stoker, when he was writing Dracula. The Synod of Whitby in 664 decided the fate of the English Church. The Germans shelled the place in 1914. There's an interesting visitor centre but, mostly, it's just great strolling through the abbey. Inevitably, there's at least one ghost.

Location/Address: Abbey Lane
Whitby
County: North Yorkshire
Post Code: YO22 4JT
Main Historic Period: Medieval
Link to featured article: Whitby Abbey and the Easter Problem
Tip/Nearby: Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorks Moors
Primary Management: English Heritage
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