Whitby Abbey. North Yorkshire

Set on a headland high over the popular seaside town, Whitby Abbey is the perfect choice for a great value day trip in Yorkshire

Built in A.D. 657, the Abbey stands on top of a very tall mound and accessed by walking up a long and steep set of steps. It is haunted by Saint Hilda who founded the Abbey.

Her ghost appears in a high window wrapped in a shroud. The abbess in life used to have a habit of chasing snakes to the edge of the Cliff and then decapitate them with her whip. The apparition of a hearse like coach with a headless driver and pulled by four headless horses, races along the cliff near the Abbey then is seen to then plunge over the edge and into the sea.

The Ghost of Constance de Beverley is also said to haunt the Abbey. She was a nun who broke her sacred vows. Falling in love with a knight called Marmion, she was found out and bricked up alive in the dungeon of Whitby Abbey. Her poor ghost has been seen cowering and begging release in the winding stairway leading from the dungeon.

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Loves a good ghost story, especially whilst sat in front of an open log fire on a cold and dark winters night.

6 Comments on "Whitby Abbey. North Yorkshire"

  1. Ben Clarke says:

    Hello,
    I have a photo taken last weekend of the sun setting behind the Abbey. It was taken on my phone as it looked so unusual.
    The sky at the time was so red. I only realised today that it has a figure walking on the shot. The figure is bright white head to toe but it was dark and there was nobody there.

    Are you interested?

    Rgds Ben.

    Sent from my iPad

  2. Great site. Keep doing!!!

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