Whitby Abbey - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Whitby Abbey
The ruins of Whitby Abbey are among the most celebrated sights of North Yorkshire. The first monastery here, founded in about 657, became one of the most important religious centres in the Anglo-Saxon worldSince that time, the ruins of the abbey have continued to be used by sailors as a landmark at the headland. Since the 20th century, the substantial ruins of the church have been declared a Grade I Listed building and are in the care of English Heritage; the site museum is housed in Cholmley Ho
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Church of St Mary
0.15km from Whitby Abbey
St Mary’s Church Leake is a beautiful grade 1 listed church in the shelter of the North Yorkshire Moors. It is a place of calm next to the busy A19 as it connects York to Teesside. The church is open daily as a place of stillness and prayer. The chapel stands close to the site of the battle of Towton of 1461, which was part of the Wars of the Roses. In the 1930s it was saved from neglect by a local group of ramblers, and is known locally as the Ramblers' Church
Captain Cook Memorial Museum
0.31km from Whitby Abbey
The handsome 17th century house in Grape Lane is where the young James Cook came to serve his apprenticeship in the year 1746. It now houses a superb collection of original exhibits about Yorkshire’s most famous son. Original paintings, maps and manuscripts, ship models and Pacific artifacts tell the story of the Voyages.
0.62km from Whitby Abbey
Whitby Beach is a sandy and rocky beach backed by high cliffs. This beautiful beach stretches for miles and offers safe clean waters for swimming. spectacular cliffs steeped in geological history for the visiting explorers and clean sandy beaches for those who just let to relax in the sunshine and soak up the atmosphere. It was one of the beautiful beaches in this area and is familiar to families.
0.9km from Whitby Abbey
Pannett Park is a haven of peace and tranquility close to the centre of Whitby in North Yorkshire.This beautifully maintained park which has stunning views offers a state of the art children’s play area and for those visitors who have horticultural interests, a wide variety of planting schemes.
0.92km from Whitby Abbey
Whitby Museum is an independent museum in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England, run by Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society, a learned society and registered charity, established in 1823. It has a collection of over 80,000 artifacts, donated over 2 centuries is of local, national & international interest. As well as our permanent collection we have special exhibitions:- Our exhibition room has a changing program of stunning exhibitions.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
11.82km from Whitby Abbey
The North Yorkshire Moor Railway is one of the world’s greatest heritage railway experiences with thrills and family fun at its heart. Climb on-board a steam or heritage diesel train and experience 24 miles of Yorkshire’s amazing scenery at this must-see visitor attraction. Enjoy a fun filled day packed with amazing scenery and vintage charm on one of the greatest heritage railways in the world.
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North Yorkshire is the largest non-metropolitan county and lieutenancy area in England, covering an area of 8,654 square kilometres . Around 40% of the county is covered by national parks, including most of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.