It's not just the gothic splendour that inspired the creation of Bram Stokers Dracula, which attracts people to Whitby Abbey. Its witnessed over 13 centuries of history. One of the most important religious centres in Anglo-Saxon times, the 664 Synod tackled the differing traditions in the Roman and Celtic strands of Christianity and established the date to celebrate Easter.
Whitby Abbey has been inspiring visitors for nearly 1500 years – now it’s your turn.
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.