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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.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays
  • 08:30 - 13:00
  • 13:30 - 16:00
Saturday
  • 08:30 - 13:00
  • 13:30 - 16:00
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park - Charges apply between 06:00 - 18:00 every day
Car parking spaces60
Carpark charges
Daily£8.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces12
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

No assistance given - Whitby is a privately owned station which does not provide assistance. However both platforms are step free therefore disabled and wheelchair bound customers can get access.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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.

Departures and arrivals from Whitby

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to MiddlesbroughNorthern06:401Scheduled
to MiddlesbroughNorthern19:441Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from MiddlesbroughNorthern06:261Scheduled
from NewcastleNorthern19:301Scheduled
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