Day trip

From York: Moors, Whitby, and the Yorkshire Steam Railway

Day trip

From York: Moors, Whitby, and the Yorkshire Steam Railway

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Explore the picturesque North York Moors National Park and the moorland villages of Hutton-le-Hole and Goathland. Enjoy 2 hours of free time in Whitby and take an optional ride on the steam train.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Explore the North York Moors National Park
  • Visit the seaside town of Whitby
  • Enjoy the traditional English moorland villages of Hutton-le-Hole and Goathland
  • Discover film location sites from Harry Potter and Heartbeat
  • Learn how Whitby Abbey inspired the story of Dracula
Full description
Leave the city and travel through the Vale of York, learning about life in Yorkshire as you head for the first stop in the traditional National Park village of Hutton-le-Hole. Pass the 16th-century Lion Inn on Blakey Ridge at the highest point of the moors. See some of the pretty villages on the way to Whitby and hear stories from the seaside town’s history. Choose how you want to spend your two and a half hours in Whitby. See the Abbey, visit the Captain Cook attractions, shop for gothic fashion or enjoy a fish and chips lunch, the choice is yours. Opt to spend less time in Whitby and climb aboard a steam train on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at a special discounted rate, paid locally on the day. See Hogsmeade Station from the Harry Potter movies and more. Alternatively, journey to Goathland by minibus in time see the other passengers arrive by steam train. Explore the fictional village of Aidensfield from the TV show, Heartbeat. Learn the history behind the mysterious RAF Fylingdales Pyramid on Snod Hill and see the Hole of Horcum before heading back towards York through the Howardian Hills with panoramic views of Castle Howard.
  • Driver/guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Entrance fees
  • Optional steam train ride
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

Meet opposite the Dean Court Hotel in Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour operates with a maximum 16 passengers
  • You must be at least 5 years old to take part
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 78 reviews

Review summary

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My kids (8, 11) and I saw so much during this tour! It was perfect in order to visit the Moors and Whitby, and to get a feel for what those areas have to offer. Our guide Mark from BOBH was very knowledgeable, providing historical facts and making the day interesting and fun.

March 26, 2023

Well organised and enjoyable, however we were not impressed with the last-minute warning that the steam train ride would not be possible due to a gala event, the knowledge of which must have been available some weeks before the event was due. This left no time to rearrange the trip to another day.

March 26, 2023

I really enjoyed this tour. My main reason to go was to visit Goathland village but the whole trip was great especially the stops on the moors. The guide was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. Mini bus was a bit hot and squashy at the back. Maybe have one or two less people and that problem would be solved but trip very well organised.

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 58647