Escorted Rail Tours to Goathland
The North York Moors Railway
Visit Goathland on a holiday with Great Rail Journeys
The village of Goathland lies in the heart of the beautiful North York Moors, halfway between Pickering and Whitby. You can visit Goathland by train on the preserved North Yorkshire Moors Railway - the NYMR - a heritage railway which operates through the North York Moors National Park. The railway runs daily services from Whitby to Pickering and from Pickering to Whitby. To visit Goathland by train, you can begin at Pickering and buy a day-rover ticket on the NYMR, which allows you to stop at any station you choose. This gives you the perfect opportunity to spend time in Goathland.
The pretty village of Goathland is probably most famous for its fictional existence as 'Aidensfield' in ITV's long-running drama series Heartbeat. When you visit Goathland by train you will recognise many of the landmarks from 'Aidensfield', including the stores, garages, pub and the railway station itself. Goathland train station was also transformed into 'Hogsmeade Station' for the Harry Potter films.