7/18/2014

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The Ruins of Whitby Abbey

Another awesome destination to visit if you are in Yorkshire is
 this amazing Gothic inspired ruins of Whitby Abbey.

This ruin led the famous author Bram Stoker to write his famous 
fiction novel called Dracula.

This gothic inspired ruin never ceases to amaze the tourist
 with it's spectacular location and landscape. 



Whitby Abbey was founded in the 7th Century by St Hilda.


It is not surprising why this place is considered one of the
 most visited tourist destinations in Yorkshire.


Bus tours are also available to tour Whitby Town itself which lies nestled in the small bay below the ruins. 






This beautiful coast can be seen from the Whitby Abbey. 



Whitby Abbey was recently named as the most romantic ruin. I totally agree! 



Next to Whitby Abbey was a museum with a  replica of 
the famous Borghese gladiator statue.





The audio tour really helped us a lot to understand more about 
the history of Whitby Abbey.


History and different artifacts can be found inside museum. 



Heading out to the ruin, I was really amazed on how beautiful
 this ruin was inside and out. 




Whitby Abbey is also considered as one of the 
most important archaeological sites in United Kingdom. 













The architecture of Whitby Abbey was grand. And the details of this 
monastery were just a sight to see even if it's now a ruin.







I was very happy that this was included on our list during our visit to Yorkshire. 
A great place that is perfect for a day tour with family, friends or 
even with special someone. 



If you are planning to visit Whitby Abbey. 
Here's the schedule and the ticket prices. 

Season Dates Opening Hours
Tue 1 Apr - Tue 30 Sep 2014 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 18:00
Wed 1 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 17:00
Mon 3 Nov 2014 - Sun 15 Feb 2015 Sat - Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Open as normal on Bank Holidays (Summer) Closed 24-26 31 December and 1 January.


Prices
Adults £6.40
Concession £5.80
Children £3.80
Family Ticket £16.60 (2 adults + 3 Children)
Free entry for English Heritage members and Overseas Visitor Pass holders.
References: 
http://thedms.discoveryorkshirecoast.com
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk

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