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North Yorkshire Moors Railway
North Yorkshire Moors Railway

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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12 Park Street,Pickering Station, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

The Basics

The railway runs from Pickering station to Grosmont, stopping at Levisham, Newton Dale, and Goathland. Single or return tickets are available from any of the stations, and all train tickets allow you to hop-on and hop-off, so you can explore all the destinations along the way. For an extra special experience, book a seat in the Pullman Dining Train to enjoy lunch, afternoon tea, or dinner on board; opt for a behind-the-scenes tour of the historic trains; or take a ride on one of the steam or diesel footplates (advance bookings essential).

Most visitors opt to ride the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on a day trip from York, often combined with a visit to the seaside resort of Whitby or Yorkshire towns, such as Hutton-le-Hole or Helmsley.

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Recent reviews from experiences in York

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Beautiful scenary
Zurina_V, Sep 2021
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
Really enjoyed this trip as well as the beautiful scenery. Its really a worth it trip. You won’t be let down at all
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Amazing value for money
tracey_h, Jun 2021
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
Breathtaking views, excellent value for money, super air con coach & Mark our guide was fantastic Already booked another trip!
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Love the countryside!
Sarah_M, Jun 2021
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
The scenary roads, the villages, the Ocean and all the interesting information provided by the guide made this a very unique and memorable experience. Highly recommend it!
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Perfect day trip
Daniela W, Oct 2019
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
The one day trip to Whitby through the Yorkshire moors was just perfect. Our tour guide Mark made it a great day. He took us to unknown overlooks for brilliant pictures, had so much information about everything we passed and explained all that in a slow and understandable way so it was easy to understand even if you were from a foreign country. It was a nice and small group, well organised. I can really recommend that trip!
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Well planned and well executed.
Alice R, Jun 2019
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
A great day trip from bustling York. Beautiful and tranquil countryside. Excellent guide and driver. Highly recommended.
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Lovely, well planned
Alice R, Jun 2019
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
A lovely and well planned excursion. All the stops were interesting and scenic. Whitby was very beautiful. The driver and guide were excellent. A wonderful and relaxing break from the bustle of York.
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Awesome day in the dales!
Escape66612761505, May 2019
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
Mark and driver Tony gave us an amazing tour. The scenery was fantastic and Mark was extremely knowledgeable. An all around great day!
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The Moors and Whitby
Nancy L, Aug 2018
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
Our driver Chris was so knowledgeable about history, local custom, geology, farming. He seemed to have a command of eveey subject. He was also a great driver. His navigation of tight areas was amazing. Would not hesitate to take another tour with him.
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A wonderful day
Barbara T, Sep 2018
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
Really enjoyed our day with Chris. Wonderful views and commentary though out the entire day. We enjoyed the steam train from Whitby very much. Highly recommend this tour.
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Excellent tour and the guide, Chris...
Margaret K, Jul 2017
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
Excellent tour and the guide, Chris, was the best. He went above and beyond our expectations. He knew so much about the local area and had a ready answer to all of our questions, which were many. I highly recommend this tour.
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First visit to this part of England...
ghana a, Sep 2017
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
First visit to this part of England. Beautiful scenery . Our driver and guide Chris was excellent . The Steam train was a bonus the children loved it.
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This tour is just brilliant. OMG the...
kim t, Aug 2018
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
This tour is just brilliant. OMG the scenery is awesome. Our guide Mark was super. So much to see and do. Whitby is stunning and we opted for the steam train ride to Goathland which I highly recommend. Definitely would do this again if we went back.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Trains have restrooms on board and refreshments are available to purchase.

  • Cafés, paid car parking, and restrooms are available at all stations.

  • All trains and stations offer wheelchair access, but it is best to advise at the time of booking if you need assistance.

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How to Get to There

Limited car parking is available at the train stations, so if you are planning to drive, it’s recommended to make an early start. Most people choose to visit as part of a guided tour, but it’s also possible to take the train from Whitby to Grosmont station or from York to Pickering.

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When to Get There

Steam trains run every day from the end of March through October, and the most impressive views are during the summer months of July and August, when the Yorkshire moors are ablaze with purple heather. During the winter months, service is cut back to select weekends and holidays. Traveling offpeak (typically weekdays outside of school holidays) means cheaper train fares and fewer crowds.

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway Highlights

North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s star attraction is Goathland station, famously transformed into Hogsmeade station for the first Harry Potter film. The town of Goathland was also the filming location for popular UK TV series Heartbeat. Levisham and Newton Dale are the gateway to the moors, with ample opportunities for hiking and wildlife watching, while visitors to Grosmont station can explore the historic railway sheds and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at the Grosmont Tea Room.

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