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Expect complaints when you suggest climbing the steps up to Whitby Abbey, but it's well worth the effort (and you can always drive there if there are too many protests!).

Follow in the footsteps of artists, writers and religious leaders to explore the soaring gothic ruins and to take in the stunning sea views. This year, there's more to see at Whitby Abbey than ever before. You can uncover centuries of history with the new interactive guide and visit the revamped museum to find out more about how the abbey inspired Caedmon, the first named English poet, and Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula.

The entrance to the abbey is fully accessible, and you’ll find improved facilities in the visitor centre, including a bigger shop. There is also a brand new coffee shop by the entrance. Keep your eye out for regular holiday activities for children. The Illuminated Abbey event is a must-see.


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