Whitby Abbey


Whitby Abbey was founded in 657 and is located high on a cliff to the east of the Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby. The abbey was in use until1539 when Henry VIII ordered Whitby Abbey to close as part of the dissolution of the monasteries.

Whilst visiting the Abbey you get some of the best views of the town and coast. There is parking near the Abbey but for those who are energetic, you can climb the 199 steps to the Abbey noting that it is customary to count the steps as you climb.

The visitor centre and shop is housed in a 17th-century mansion. Inside you’ll find a new museum that tells the story of the abbey. You also have a coffee shop and the abbey has a wheelchair route with ramps for access to the ruins.

The Abbey were the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic tale of ‘Dracula’.

Whitby Abbey 7 day weather forecast, weather in Whitby, North Yorkshire

Expect a temp in the range 5.8℃ to 6.6℃ with wind speed 9.4 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Nov 27
Expect a temp in the range 3.4℃ to 4.9℃ with wind speed 12 m/sec (NNE)
Sunday, Nov 28
Expect a temp in the range 1℃ to 2.6℃ with wind speed 10.1 m/sec (NNW)
Monday, Nov 29
Expect a temp in the range 1.7℃ to 2.9℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (NNW)
Tuesday, Nov 30
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 8.1 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Dec 01
Expect a temp in the range 5.4℃ to 7.9℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Dec 02
Expect a temp in the range 1.5℃ to 3.9℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (NNW)

Whitby weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


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