English Heritage reopening Whitby Abbey from 4th July 2020

Following the successful reopening of the open spaces at six of our sites on 13th June, English Heritage are delighted to confirm that a further forty-one of its staffed sites are about to reopen to visitors and that Whitby Abbey will reopen from Saturday 4th July.

To help keep everyone safe when we reopen we’re putting in place compulsory advance booking which will limit visitor numbers and introducing a number of other safety and social distancing measures. Bookings for all of the forty-one sites about to reopen are now available on our website.

Around two hundred free-to-enter sites have been open for some time, including places like Iron Bridge, Caister Roman Fort, and many parts of Hadrian’s Wall. There’s no need to book visits for these free-to-enter sites.

We hope to be able to reopen all remaining English Heritage sites in August. Please see our website https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/ where more details will be confirmed.

Many of our staff who were placed on furlough leave in April are now starting to come back to work, however for the present if you have any queries please continue to use our general email address contact-historicproperties@english-heritage.org.uk and your message will then be answered as soon as we can by the most appropriate person.

Thank you for bearing with us during this period of closure. Our teams across the country are busy preparing and adapting this next phase of sites for reopening. We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back on site soon.

The English Heritage Team

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