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Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors Full-Day Tour from York

  • Travel around North Yorkshire in comfort by climate-controlled minivan
  • Hear the history of the region from an onboard guide as you travel 
  • Start and finish at a convenient location in the center of York city
Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors Full-Day Tour from York
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Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors Full-Day Tour from York
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See North Yorkshire’s countryside and coast on a day trip from York. An in-depth overview of the northern county’s delights, this day trip takes you to more sites than you’d manage to see alone. Explore market towns, such as Helmsley, plus North York Moors National Park, Whitby, and filming locations in Goathland—a treat for Heartbeat and Harry Potter fans alike. Finally, finish with a steam train ride across the moors.
What to Expect
Leave York and travel into the North Yorkshire countryside to the pretty market town of Helmsley. Stretch your legs on a walk through the center, before continuing high into the hills, past the limestone village of Hutton-le-Hole. Then, arrive in North York Moors National Park for a stroll across its heather-filled moorland, learning about Yorkshire’s mining and farming heritage.
Venture onward to coastal Whitby for some free time to explore the harbor, or perhaps treat yourself to an English seaside classic of fish 'n' chips.
Later, travel to Goathland, aka Aidensfield in the UK Heartbeat series, to see filming locations aplenty. Harry Potter fans are also in for a treat—the railway site doubled as Hogsmeade Station in the films.
Finish on a high note, traveling via steam train across the moors to Pickering. From here, it’s back on the coach to York.
Reviews (80)
1 - 5 of 58 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2018
Excellent day out

caught the steam train from Whitby and went through to Pickering. nice comfortable ride would stop at Goathland next time to explore - we were lucky that the steam train was running when we went (good to check the timetable first as diesel isn't the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DuncanW291
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile
Brilliant! 100%! Miss this tour at your peril!

I seriously cannot compose the right words to express how great this tour was. Our guide Matt was nothing short of superb. He recounted and spoke on a plethora of subjects pertaining to the sights we encountered during our day. This tour is, in our...More

Thank GladiatorDelWino
Reviewed 5 October 2018
Wonderful outing

The day trip was a highlight. Our guide Matt was a fountain of knowledge and kept us entertained with interesting tidbits throughout the day. We had ample opportunity to stop throughout the day and enjoy the stunning surroundings. Being a Harry Potter fan, visiting the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Marg K
Reviewed 16 September 2018
Wonderful Day Tour

We thoroughly enjoyed our day tour. The pick up point was ideal, just across from York Minster. We enjoyed being a part of a small group (16) on a comfortable mini bus, although I think the people in the back row were a little cramped....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BarbVictoriaBCCanada
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile
Beautiful English countryside

We road in a sixteen passenger van to the wind swept North York Moors. This day trip from York featured a photo op on the moors, two hours in the scenic town of Whitby, and 45 minute ride on a steam train. In Whitney we...More

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Valerie H
30 August 2018|
Response from Nicky A | Reviewed this property |
Hi , no you do not hve to pre book , but its bst to gt the first stam train from Whitby , as it gives you time to get off at the station used for the Itv Heartbear Series and visit the village , and then o on to Pickering... More
5 August 2018|
Response from NigelVaughan | Reviewed this property |
Between 5 and 6 depending on the traffic.
Chris F
24 July 2018|
Response from Nicky A | Reviewed this property |
yes saw lots of dogs