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Moors, Whitby & Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York

by BOBH – Day Trips from York
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Highlights

  • Opportunity to experience The Yorkshire Steam Railway

  • More than two hours free time in the seaside town of Whitby

  • Explore the North York Moors National Park

  • See the filming locations for Harry Potter and Heartbeat

  • Roam with the sheep on the village green in Goathland

Highlights

  • Opportunity to experience The Yorkshire Steam Railway

  • More than two hours free time in the seaside town of Whitby

  • Explore the North York Moors National Park

  • See the filming locations for Harry Potter and Heartbeat

  • Roam with the sheep on the village green in Goathland

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Moors, Whitby & Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York

Activity Location

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Goathland YO22

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Opposite Dean Court Hotel

    Duncombe Place

    York YO1 7EF


Description

You will leave the city and head off into the Vale of York, learning about life in Yorkshire as you pass through the villages of Strensall, Sheriff Hutton and Hovingham. The first stop is in the traditional moors village of Hutton-le-Hole, where you can wander amongst the traditional stone-built houses and sheep roaming on the village green, or just have a leisurely Yorkshire Brew in one of the cafes – the choice is yours!

You then head up over the North York Moors for some photo stops, passing the 16th century Lion Inn on Blakey Ridge (the highest point on the Moors) and Ralph’s Cross, then through the quaint and picturesque Yorkshire villages that lead down into Whitby. As you arrive in Whitby, you will hear stories about the seaside town’s history and your guide will tell you about the main places of interest for you to visit.

You will have two and a half hours free time in Whitby (two hours if taking steam train option), with options to visit Whitby’s newest attraction, The Endeavour Experience (one of only two full-size replicas of the HM Bark Endeavour in existence), the Captain Cook Museum, take the Bark Endeavour scale replica boat trip around the harbour, view Whitby Abbey (inspiration for the Dracula Books) or just explore the shops and market of the seaside town and experience Fish & Crisps from the famous Magpie Café – the choice is yours!

If you prefer to spend a little less time in Whitby and take the opportunity of travelling by steam train on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at our special discounted rate, you have the option of boarding the 2.00pm train from Whitby for the 45-minute moorland rail journey through Grosmont to Goathland (Hogsmeade Station in the Harry Potter films), where you will re-join the Minicoach. This option is paid locally on the day with no need to book ahead.

Passengers not taking the train option travel by mini-coach to Goathland to see their fellow passengers arrive on the steam train. You will all then learn about “Hogsmeade”, before exploring the picture postcard fictional village of “Aidensfield” in the Heartbeat television series and can maybe grab an ice cream from the village store.

After Goathland, you will have a couple more photo stops as you learn the history behind the mysterious RAF Fylingdales Pyramid on Snod Hill and the Hole of Horcum, before heading back to York through the Howardian Hills with panoramic views of Castle Howard.


Inclusions

  • Relaxed and Friendly small-group tour

  • Comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches with aircon and WIFI

  • Driver/guide, who provides live commentary

  • Regular photo, refreshment and bathroom stops

  • Option to ride on The Yorkshire Steam Railway at a discounted price

  • Pick up and drop off at centrally located meeting point near York Minster


Exclusions

  • Entrance Fees to Attractions, including the Yorkshire Steam Railway (all optional)

  • Food and drinks

  • Tips (optional)


Know Before You Book

  • Minimum age is 4 years

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

  • Between November and March, some visitor attractions are closed and the tour may follow a different route/itinerary if the weather conditions are unfavourable

  • Tour departs at 9:00 am prompt and cannot wait for latecomers


Moors, Whitby & Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5

4/5 Jul. 19, 2019

The tour itself was ok however I did not like that you had only 30 minutes to tour a place - not enough time. This was the theme of the day, always having to run like the Dickens to see a village in the allotted time. The train was very much over rated and I thought I would see some more countryside - mostly we saw trainyards.

5/5 May 22, 2019

From start to finish the day trip was a joy. The guide talked us through the scenery with great knowledge and made us feel very comfortable. The stops along the route gave us a great opportunity to take photos and learn more about the areas we were visiting. The train journey was brilliant as was the stop in Whitby. The whole day was amazing value for money.

Judith W

United Kingdom