Whitby Abbey (Whitby) Reviews
Description:Whitby Abbey is a ruined monestary site dating back to 657AD.
Newest Review: ... did visit quite late on in the day and we were some of the only visitors there. I think we saw two or three couples whilst we were walking about but that was all. If using public transport, Whitby is easily accessible. I'm not entirely sure whether there are any bus stops closer to the abbey than the actual town itself so if you are planning on travelling by bus it may be an idea to have a ... more
Customer Whitby Abbey (Whitby) Reviews (4)
by - written on 26/05/12 (Very useful, 59 readings)
We visited Whitby Abbey recently when we were on holiday in Yorkshire last week. We were staying in Whitby itself so it seemed natural to visit the abbey although I think we probably would have visited anyway if we were staying somewhere nearby as it is obviously a famous landmark and it is the sort of day out we enjoy. Also, being English Heritage members meant it was included in our membership so in effect our visit to the abbey was free which is always an advantage! ==Arriving at the abbey== We walked to the abbey from the other side of Whitby. If you are parking in the centre of Whitby or staying in Whitby the abbey is easy to find. It is situated ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/07/08 (Very useful, 158 readings)
A BIT OF HISTORY... The abbey stands high on a cliff and can be clearly seen when standing in the centre of Whitby, so even first time visitors like ourselves find it easy to locate. The first abbey was built in AD 657 by St Hilda and was destroyed in a Viking invasion in AD867. It was rebuilt in the late 1070s and the building of the present church began in 1220. Because of its location on the top of a cliff, it was not destroyed during the dissolution in Henry 8th's time but was (and still is ) used as a navigation marker. We went to the abbey from the Whitby harbour area, where the abbey can be reached by climbing the 199 'abbey ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/03/08, updated on 22/03/08 (Very useful, 200 readings)
Whitby is a picturesque little town on the north east coast of Yorkshire. The main industry of Whitby is fishing as it has been for many years and you can still watch the boast coming in and landing the catches if you're up early enough! It is set at the mouth of the River Esk and the town is split with shops, pubs and houses rising steeply on either side of the river, which is spanned by a swing bridge to allow ships to pass upstream. On the east cliff of Whitby stands the ruins of Whitby Abbey which is reached by climbing 199 steps so it's not for the faint hearted, although to be fair you can also get to it by road which cuts out the steps. You ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/11/07 (Very useful, 271 readings)
If you visit the small, picturesque seaside town of Whitby in North Yorkshire the one thing that you cannot fail to see are the eerie ruins of the Abbey, perched high on the hillside overlooking the town. If you decide to explore this little fishing town further you will find reference to Whitby's most famous hero, Captain Cook at every turn, but almost just as prominent, though less well known nationally, are the references to St Hilda. During the 7th century AD the Northumbrian tribe ruled these lands and Lady Hilda, was the niece of Edwin, who was the first Christian King of Northumbria, having been converted to Christianity by the Irish Monks that had ... Read the complete review
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