Welcome aboard the North Yorkshire Moors RailwayWith our magnificent steam engines, beautiful rural stations and smartly uniformed staff, a visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is like taking a step back in time.From the smoke and steam pouring from the engines to the cosy wood-panelled carriages and friendly conductor service, the railway is both lovingly preserved and charmingly authentic. It’s also the perfect starting point for a day out, whether you’re travelling between the rugged Yorkshire villages, hiking on the windswept moors or spending a day by the seaside in Whitby.
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WHITBY:

WhitbyWhitby boasts having the best fish and chips in the UK and in 2014 the award for best fish and chip restaurant went to The Quayside, so you won’t have far to travel out of the station before your taste buds are tantalised.

Why not climb the 199 steps to St Mary’s Church and the atmospheric ruins of Whitby Abbey, discover all there is to know about Captain Cook at the Captain Cook Museum,or just relax on the town’s sandy beach.

You can also explore further afield to the many villages and sightseeing spots along this heritage coast by hopping on-board a sightseeing boat or bus.

 

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GROSMONT:

Grosmont StationThe station is home to the Railway’s engine sheds where our steam and diesel locomotives are maintained and restored. It is also a great place to pick up a souvenir from the gift shop on Platform 2. Before setting off on your journey visit the station tea room serving scrumptious Yorkshire fayre.

Walk through the George Stephenson tunnel, built in 1835, and you’ll find yourself at the locomotive shed shop. If you are lucky, you might also be able to catch a glimpse at the work taking place on our engines.

Embark on one of the many walks from the station into the moors or for something less energetic, stroll to the nearby artist studio or over the river to St Matthew’s Church, here you can discover the remarkable story of Grosmont’s industrial heritage and some information about the Whitby to Pickering Railway, before resting your feet at the Station Tavern accompanied by a pint of ale.

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GOATHLAND:

Goathland StationThe celebrity station became the bewitching Hogsmeade station in the first Harry Potter film and featured as Aidensfield in the beloved ITV programme Heartbeat. Earlier still, it was used as the setting for Darrowby Station in All Creatures Great and Small.

The charming village of Goathland is just a few minutes walk up the bank from the station, with a great range of shops and pubs. You can explore the National Park and the surrounding moorland, embark on an energetic country walk to the Mallyan Spout Waterfall,or take the easy path and follow the Rail Trail down the course of the original rope-worked railway to Grosmont. Luckily its’s mostly downhill and there is a pub with a beer garden on the route too.

The Goathland Camping Coach offers superb holiday accommodation. It is ideal for a family of four, and a great base for walking and exploring the North York Moors. The station also boasts its very own shop, and has a tea room which is in a coberted 1922 style goods shed.

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NEWTONDALE HALT:

Newtondale HaltDeep in the North York Moors National Park lies NewtonDale Halt. Access to this station can only be made via the NYMR, on foot, or by mountain bike, which makes it the perfect place to spot some magnificent wildlife.

Just let the guard know you intend to disembark and enjoy exploring the quiet and wonderful woodland. Don’t forget you can take your bicycle on the train, just purchase a ticket from any NYMR booking office.

 

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LEVISHAM:

Levisham StationHead to Levisham Station, which is home to the railway’s artist in residence. Take advantage of the delightful paddock with picnic benches and plenty of grass for children to let off steam.

During weekends, bank holidays and special events the Weighbridge tea hut is open serving tasty snacks, hot and cold drinks to visitors, walkers and cyclists.

Venture along a forest trail to catch a glimpse of the wildlife or is you are feeling energetic, walk just 1.5 miles up the hill to Levisham village, where you can reward yourself with a drink at the Horseshoe Inn or head off into the moorland on another adventure.

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PICKERING:

Pickering StationThe beautifully restored station dating from 1847 makes a great gateway to this fascinating market town. This magnificent structure was re-instated in 2011 to the same design as the original, built by GT Andrews.

The station itself is a great place to pick up a souvenir or you can pop into the traditional railway tea room serving tasty meals and snacks. For something more luxurious head to Mulberries for an afternoon tea or one of Auntie Wendy’s wickedly delicious cakes.

Monday is market day and a great time to visit but there is always lots to do. Around the corner from the NYMR is Beck Isle Museum , where you can discover the Rosedale Railway plus the heritage, history and culture of life in Pickering. In the summer, visit Pickering Castle and explore this splendid 13th Century site.

Don’t forget to head up the Market Place to visit Pickering Parish Church, with its remarkable 15th Century wall paintings, or just browse the many boutique shops of this North Yorkshire Town. If you are travelling further afield why not visit Ryedale Folk Museum, Malton MuseumEden Camp or Castle Howard.

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ESK VALLEY:

Esk ValleyFrom time-to-time, usually at Gala Weekends, we run additional services to Battersby, along the Esk Valley line.

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