Getaway to the North Yorkshire Moors

The perfect family day out awaits you aboard the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Be transported back to an era when magnificent steam engines ruled the railways with services running between Pickering and Whitby along the 24 mile line through the North York Moors National Park.

Address: Pickering Station, Park Street Pickering YO18 7AJ,  Tel: +44 01751 472508

Harry Potter engine
Whitby Station
Whitby is a great family day out, with its ancient abbey, stunning coastline, and deliciously fresh fish and chips. We’d recommend a trip to the Magpie Cafe, described by Rick Stein as ‘the best fish and chip shop in Britain’

Harry Potter train
Grosmont Station
Is the terminus for NYMR and houses our locomotive sheds, tearoom and two shops with many interesting items available. The station has been restored to the British Railways’ style of the 1960s.

Harry Potter train
Goathland Station
Famous as Aidensfield and Hogsmeade, has a refurbished Warehouse Tea Room with authentic furniture and artefacts. Restored coal drops and a cattle dock.

Harry Potter train
Levisham Station Is set in the scenic Newton Dale. This is an ideal stop for walking or relaxing in the peaceful surroundings. Visit our Artist in Residence Chris Ware at his open studio. Refreshments at the Weighbridge tea hut (open weekends and bank holidays).

Pickering Station
Was restored to its 1937 condition with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Original features and fittings have been installed in the Booking and Parcels (Customer Services) Offices,Tea Room, and the shop which provides a wide range of gifts, books and videos.

NYMR 40th Anniversary Festival
Wed 1 May 2013, 09:00 to 19:00 
A day celebrating the North Yorkshire Moors Railway's illustrious 40 years since the official Royal opening by the Duchess of Kent in 1973.


 Things to do in North York Moors National Park 

Magpie Cafe
The Magpie flaunts its reputation for serving the 'World's Best Fish and Chips'. Damn fine they are too, but the world and his dog knows about it, and summertime queues can stretch along the street. Fish and chips from the takeaway counter cost £5; the sit-down restaurant is dearer, but offers a wide range of seafood dishes, from grilled sea bass to paella. 

Captain Cook Memorial museum
This fascinating museum occupies the house of the ship owner with whom Cook began his seafaring career. Highlights include the attic where Cook lodged as a young apprentice, Cook's own maps and letters, etchings from the South Seas and a wonderful model of the Endeavour, with all the crew and stores laid out for inspection.

Dracula Trail
The famous story of Dracula, inspiration for a thousand lurid movies, was written by Bram Stoker while staying at a B&B in Whitby in 1897. Although most Hollywood versions of the tale concentrate on deepest, darkest Transylvania, much of the original book was set in Whitby, and many sites can still be seen today.

Whitby abbey

Whitby abbey

St.Mary's church

York minister

York minister

York minister

Photo: Jim McLean, OC


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