Spooky occurrences at Whitby Abbey...............


If you are staying with us over the Half Term and Halloween weekend, and have yet not decided what you are going to do to entertain the kids, then why not have a wander down to Whitby Abbey.  Over the half term they have some spectacular events taking place, for both adults and children!

From Saturday 22nd October through until Sunday 30th October there will be frighteningly fun and ghoulish activities going on around the Abbey grounds.

There will be everything from a spooky trail around the grounds to scary storytelling.

All activities are suitable for everyone.  Big kids and small kids too!

Fancy dress is encouraged for everyone.

Make sure you have a wander down as the Abbey provides the perfect setting for this fiendish holiday period

Prices for Entry are as follows:

Adult - £7.10
Child - 5-15yrs £4.20
Concession - £6.40
Family - £18.40

English Heritage Member - FREE

If that doesn't tickle your fancy, then why not visit the Abbey at Night, when they have special illuminations on over Halloween weekend!

From Wednesday 26th October through until Saturday 29th October, between 6pm and 9.30pm, the Abbey will be lit up in varying colours or all to see!

It is the biggest event that Whitby Abbey has on throughout the year, and the organisers are promising to be bigger and better than 2015!!

Throughout the event you can explore the Gothic splendour through a changing light display, whilst story telling, fancy dress wearing characters draw you in to the dark side of the Abbey's past.  There will be plenty of ghoulish tales covering grave robbing to witch trials.

If you think you know the Tale of Dracula, then guess again.  Each night there is a special performance, taking you through the grounds as the story unravels.


6.15pm and 7.15pm

Whitby's Myths and Legends- Tales of Whitby Folklore, including the famous Hand of Glory

The Resurrection Man - Join Burke and Hare Associates, and remember.......the fresher the body, the higher the price!!

6.45pm and 7.45pm

Victorian Ghost Hunting - meet the Victorian Ghost Hunter and hear his true tales of the Supernatural realm.

Meet the Undertaker - low life expectancy and high morality rates........find out about death the Victorian way!


Dracula - think you know Dracula?? Join the performers as they bring the famous story to life.

There will be plenty of stalls all around the grounds selling hot drinks, fine foods and souvenirs.

English Heritage will also be having a stall inside the visitor centre where you can taste some of their scrummy goods they have to offer!!

Prices for Entry:

Member - Adult £2.20
                  Child £1.40
                  Concession £2.00
                  Family £5.80

Non Members - Adult £9.00
                           Child £5.40
                           Concession £8.00
                           Family £23.40

If you pre-book tickets online for this event, you will save 10%!!

If you are staying in Whitby over this week/ weekend, then make sure you go along and visit the Abbey whilst these events are on!!  It is an absolutely amazing site and the colours add a lot of atmosphere to an already atmospheric place!!

If you do go, we would love to see any pictures you take of this amazing event!

Blog done by Kayleigh

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