Whitby and Saltwick Bay
WHITBY 10A - Whitby Abbey
Whitby Abbey, Whitby in North Yorkshire.
The first monastery here, founded in the mid 7th century became one of the most important religious centres in the Anglo-Saxon world. In 664 it was the setting for the Synod of Whitby, a landmark in the history of the Church in England.
The present day ruin is the shell of a 13th-century Benedictine abbey that was demolished by Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
This haunting cliff top ruin became the inspitation for Bram Stoker's novel, "Dracula".
Grade 1 Listed.
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October 15, 2018
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