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Nearest train station to Whitby Abbey

Trains to Whitby Abbey

The nearest train station to Whitby Abbey is Whitby. It's the terminus of the Esk Valley line from Middlesbrough, which only offers a small number of trains per day. For visitors taking the train to Whitby Abbey from the south, it can be quicker to travel to Scarborough via York, then continue your journey by bus. The X93 bus towards Whitby departs from Scarborough Railway Station Stop S. The Esk Valley buses 97 and 97A also serve Whitby Abbey.

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About Whitby Abbey

Henry VIII destroyed it as part of the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Falling into ruin, it remained a prominent landmark, and in the late 19th century it inspired Bram Stoker to pen one of Dracula's most memorable scenes, where the storm-lashed schooner Dmitri runs aground on the East Cliff, and a monstrous hellhound bounds up into the graveyard, and vanishes.
Visitors today can lose themselves in the Gothic splendour of the ruins, and enjoy the panoramic view of Whitby and the North Sea. There is an interactive visitor centre, a gift shop and an adjoining cafe.
Whitby Abbey Details


Abbey Lane
North Yorkshire
YO22 4JT

01947 603568

Opening times

Monday to Sunday: 10.00 - 17.00

Winter opening times vary.

Check the website for full details.

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