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Illuminated Abbey Is Back! 23 Oct – 31 Oct 2021

Are you visiting Whitby this Autumn or Halloween? Then you have to visit Illuminated Abbey! A night to see Whitby Abbey lit up in all the colours of the rainbow.

Suitable for the entire family, Illuminated Abbey is a chance to see the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula in an entirely new light. Don't forget to take your camera to this wonderful event, Whitby Abbey bathed in dramatic illuminations is the perfect chance to capture some incredible photos. Join English Heritage for an unforgettable evening of Victorian Gothic entertainment beneath the soaring illuminated remains of Whitby Abbey.

Illuminated Whitby Abbey Colours

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The event is held outside of site opening hours therefore it does not include entry during the day. You can buy an admission separately if you wish to visit the site before the event.

Date: 23 October – 31 October 2021

Time: 6pm – 9pm

English Heritage Member Pricing (advanced tickets)

EH Member (Adult): £5
EH Member (Child): £4
EH Member (Concession): £3
EH Member (Family 2 Adults): £13
EH Member (Family 1 Adult): £8

Non Member Pricing (advanced tickets)

Adult: £12.50
Child, 5-17 years: £10
Concession: £8
Family (2 Adults): £33
Family (1 Adult): £20.90

Advanced ticket prices are cheaper than walk-in prices on the night. Pre-booking guarantees you entry to Illuminated Abbey on the night of your choice.

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The Wizards of Once Halloween Quest

Wizards Of Once at Whitby Abbey

The Wizards of Once Halloween Quest is part of English Heritage’s autumn season of spooky events! This year at Whitby Abbey, English Heritage is hosting a fantastical quest with the award-winning author Cressida Cowell.

Become a wizard for the day this October half-term and enjoy the author’s best-selling The Wizards of Once series as it becomes the inspiration for a series of brand new Halloween trails at historic sites across the country. Try your luck to find the ingredients for the Spell to get rid of Witches and uncover the location of the Cup of Second Chances! Make sure to pop along in spooky fancy dress costumes to enter the competition and maybe even win a prize!

Date: 23 October – 31 October 2021

Time: 10am – 5pm


English Heritage members: Free
Adult: £11
Child, 5-17 years: £6.60
Concession: £9.90
Family (2 Adults): £28.60
Family (1 Adult): £17.60

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