Whitby Abbey Headland in North Yorkshire
This is the winner of a Diploma.
The restoration and protection of the natural beauty and historic character of Whitby Headland, including the conservation of archaeological remains of the Abbey and other structures.
This included the restoration of the rare 17th century garden courts discovered beneath a lawn in 1997, and the Abbey Grounds. The site has been adapted for public use including safe access, and interpretive and educational facilities. The project has transformed this dramatic corner of North Yorkshire and provided an incentive for more people to visit the area, potentially benefiting the local economy.
“For the remarkable restoration of a coastal headland site with its historic buildings and archaeological remains, and for the imaginative new interpretative facilities provided.”