Whitby, Goathland & the Moors
EXCLUSIVE SMALL-GROUP TOUR – maximum of 8 per group
DAY TRIP FROM YORK ON TUESDAYS, FRIDAYS & SUNDAYS
Join Grand Yorkshire for a wonderful tour of the North Yorkshire countryside, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire coastline. Beginning outside York Minster, we’ll travel through the countryside to discover the market town of Helmsley, pausing briefly at the ruins of Byland Abbey on our way. We then take a tour of the North York Moors, enjoy a short stroll through Hutton-le-Hole and a stop at an amazing viewing point in the middle of the National Park.
We spend two fantastic hours in the superb coastal town of Whitby – plenty of time to explore the town and enjoy lunch in a local fish & chip shop. We’ll then visit the beautiful town of Goathland (better known to many as “Aidensfield” or as “Hogsmeade”) and stop briefly in Pickering before returning to York city centre.
Full-day tour from York from November to March – just £35 per person*
- Yorkshire countryside and quaint villages
- Market town of Helmsley
- North York Moors National Park
- Stunning views over Rosedale
- TWO HOURS in Whitby
- Goathland (Aidensfield)
- Hogsmeade Station
- Experienced local Yorkshire guide
Beginning in York city centre, the tour begins with a journey into the countryside north of the city. We’ll make our way towards Helmsley, passing through the village of Coxwold and pausing for a photograph at the ruins of Byland Abbey. We’ll reach Helmsley, a charming English market town, where you’ll have time to explore the town and perhaps to have a drink (or breakfast) in a local cafe or tearoom.
Leaving Helmsley we’ll head towards the hills of the North York Moors. We’ll pause for photographs along the way as we travel through Hutton-le-Hole, one of the most idyllic villages in England located on the southern edge of the Moors. We’ll continue from there to Bank Top, a magnificent viewing point above the village of Rosedale which offers a spectacular scenic view over Rosedale – one of the most awe-inspiring sights in Yorkshire. (This route is subject to local weather conditions – some roads through the Moors are impassable in wintry weather.)
Our destination on the far side of the Moors is the seaside town of Whitby, where you’ll have two hours to explore at leisure. You can visit the ruins of Whitby Abbey, discover the narrow cobbled streets of Whitby’s Old Town and enjoy fish and chips at one of the many celebrated Fish & Chip restaurants.
In the afternoon we head back into the Moors to visit Goathland – a pretty village celebrated for its association with Harry Potter and Heartbeat. You’ll have chance to stroll through the village and see the locations used in the filming of the ITV English drama series Heartbeat – including the Aidensfield Arms, the Aidensfield Stores and Scripps. You’ll also have chance to see the railway station which featured as Hogsmeade Station in the Harry Potter films.
Our return to York takes us through the town of Pickering, where we’ll have a brief pause to see the ancient wall paintings in the local church. Finally we’ll make our way back to York city centre.
- Return travel from York
- The services of a local guide throughout the day
Cost: £35 per person*
- Gratuities (optional)
*Plus booking fee