Whitby Abbey is open again - here's everything you need to know to plan you visit

Whitby Abbey is open again! Here is everything you need to know if you want to visit.

By Sarah Fitton
Monday, 29th March 2021, 2:21 pm

From today, the Abbey and grounds will be open with a one-way system in operation.

The museum exhibition is closed and the shop will be shut until April 12.

The council-operated toilets near the site entrance are open as usual. The visitor centre toilets remain closed.

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The abbey is open again from today!

Visits must be booked in advance and this can be done online at the English Heritage Whitby Abbey website.

Some safety measures have been put in place so trips to the castle may now be slightly different to previous visits.

Friendly staff and volunteers will still be on hand to give a warm - if socially distant - welcome.

Face coverings must be worn in all indoor areas. Visitors should bring face coverings with them.

Kate Mavor, English Heritage’s Chief Executive, said: "We can’t wait to open up our sites again and to welcome people back. It’s been a long, long winter and our sites – with their wide open spaces, beautiful buildings, fun events and fascinating stories – will be the tonic we all need."