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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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Left you wanting Moor!
Mark_B, Aug 2022
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
A busy day filled with beautiful scenery, a slap up fish lunch in Whitby, and a trip through god’s own country on a steam train. What’s not to love! All this facilitated by the friendly and attentive Mark, our driver, tour guide and font of all knowledge. I can’t recommend highly enough.
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Great tour guide during the trip
Tracy_R, Jul 2022
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
Visiting Whitby and the Abbey. Really enjoyed seeing the rural areas and vastness of the Moors. Good balance of riding and stops for stretching the legs.
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Great day out on the Moors
Bruce_B, Jul 2022
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
Enjoyed learning all about Captain James Cook at his museum in Whitby. The historic train ride was a hilite.
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A delightful day !
Joanne_M, Jul 2022
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
Spending time in Whitby and Hutton le Hole and Moors, seeing the Sheep and the Pub cats and the amazing scenery from the bus .
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Fantastic
MichaelD, Jul 2022
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
From start to finish, Andy our tour guide was so brilliant, knowledgeable and funny. He bought things to life when we was going on different places of the tour.
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The trip was excellent...
Rohan_K, Jul 2022
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
The trip was excellent .ALLEN our guide was excellent and his knowledge about everything was very good
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A wonderful day in the Moors
David_B, Jul 2022
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
The Moors were amazing and our guide was so knowledgeable. Fascinating villages, delicious fish & chips and a train ride to Hogs Mead. Just a lovely day.
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Wonderful tour / fantastic!
Maria_S, Jul 2022
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
Wonderful tour! Well organised, guide is super friendly and mega knowledgeable! Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!
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Excellent choice
Timothy_R, Jun 2022
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
Our driver/guide was excellent throughout with lots of information and personality as well as masterfully handling the minibus. Beautiful scenery and just the right amount of time in Whitby.
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Nice journey to the Sea
uoficindy, Jun 2022
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
I loved the Abbey and the seaside town of Whitby. The train ride was nice but it was very warm inside. My driver was excellent as well and gave a lot of good information.
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Fabulous day
Kay_A, Jun 2022
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
Fabulous day , well organised. Excellent tour guide Mark, very informative, Comfortable nus. GabBeautiful trip through North Yorkshire National Park, Whitby and NYMR. Would thoroughly recommend.
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Amazing time
Laura_S, Jun 2022
Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
Had such an amazing time. Mark the tour guide was full of knowledge and explained everything. Highly recommend.
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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