A very picturesque village
Ruined by excessive crowds. Perhaps some control is needed?
Home of Heartbeat - home of nature!
Goathland is a very picturesque village in North Yorkshire. Its train station is part of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and was used as the station of the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films.I'm not sure if they also used the actual train, but the steamtrain in Goathland looks a lot like the Hogwarts Express. I dug out the video at home...more
The World War 2 weekend is only one of the many events staged on the MYMR over the year. The NYMR is the best way to see the valley and area from Pickering through Goathland and on to Grosmont where the trains link to the national network to Whitby and Middlesbrough.The railway recreates the 1950s era well and the trains and stations are quite...more
The village pub is the Aidensfield Arms in Heartbeat. Its a good pub and well worth a visit.The bar meals are particularly good - I had a giant Yorkshire pudding with lots of gravy and three pork sausages for £5 ( late 2007) and it was served quickly after ordering and was piping hot.more
Mid October every year sees a wonderful weekend of nostalgia when the North Yorkshire Moors railway has a World War 2 weekend. Lots of people in authentic civilian and military clothing displays , stations returned to war time and fun for all at each station on the line including Goathland.There are more photos of this event in a gallery on my home...more
North York Moors Railway is well known amongst railway fans and nowadays also through featuring in the Harry Potter movies. Leaving from Pickering, the trains enter the North York Moors national park and its stops (including Goathland) before stopping at Grosmont near Whitby. This truly is one of those great steam train journeys of Britain and one...more
Part of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, possibly the prettiest station on this 20mile preserved railway..... and the most Railway-esque looking, with old wagons on view as you approach from the road bridge going over the tracks and into the village.Also a bit of a mecca for HARRY POTTER fans, as the station was used as HOGSMEADE Station in one...more
I assume by the name that this has something to do with the village's connection to ITV Drama series "HEARTBEAT".Mostly appears to operate as a Giftshop + a stop off for Softdrinks & Ice Creams..... with a few period cars on display (not necessarily in the best of conditions, mind).more
You can't visit Goathland without visiting the Goathland Hotel, well known as the pub and bed & breakfast Aidensfield Arms in the YTV Heartbeat Series. The pub is just the same as the pub in the TV series. For a true Heartbeat fan this is very fun! The Aidensfield Arms are found just down the road from the village shops, opposite of Scripps Garage.more
Just down the road from the Village Center of Goathland is the Goathland station. Goathland station is famues from Heartbeat Series and Harry Potter, and a part of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.Goathland is the stop before the end of journey at Grosmont. NYMR are heading against Grosmont in very scenic landscapes from Pickering.This train...more
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway which is a very popular steam train ride runs through Goathland.Most of the station and buildings are authentic. There are up to 8 trains a day and passengers are able to get off at various stations along the route.Goathland, because of the tv series is obviously a very popular choice.Adult price tickets are...more
Heartbeat is a popular British tv series, set in the 1960's in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.In the programme the village is called Adensfield but in reality it is a village called Goathland where most of the outdoor scenes are filmed.It centres around the local bobbies (policemen), the pub, and the village store.People visiting the village...more
A very good cafe near the post office selling a wide variety of food. Very busy at peak times but the staff are well organised and queues clear quickly.There are two inside rooms and tables in the garden at the rear. Entry to the garden is via a narrow passage to the left of the building or through the front door to the main cafe. The scones with...more
This is the pub used only in outside scenes in the Heartbeat series. It is really called the Goathland Hotel.It does serve meals, and children are welcome. We went in but the menu was not very extensive and having our son with us, who is the most awkward when it comes to eating out, we ended up only having a drink there.more
These fellas slept by the village bus stop. The bus in question is the Yorkshire Coastliner which gets to Goathland frequently from either Whitby in the east or Leeds/York in the west. The buses also stop in Malton and Pickering on the way and I have to say it is one of the best countryside transport companies I have ever seen in England.more
If you're only way of getting there is via public transport....... you've got a choice of either the Superb YORKSHIRE COASTLINER 840 service going from Leeds/York/Malton to Whitby and back..... or you can take a Train ride on the preserved Steam locomotives (and occasional preserved Diesel loco) operated by the 18mile North Yorkshire Moors Railwaymore
The village hall has a craft exhibition that is worth visiting. I am not sure when it always open but the hall is the small building on the left of the street in the photo.
What to buy: The jewellry was good value.
What to pay: Prices vary but a good necklace could be bought for £15 and a copper braclet for £9.99.
The paths are not very good for those with walking difficulties or those in wheelchairs. They are made of small oblong pavers that are not very even or very wide. Using the road is one option but traffic is heavy through the village and it can be dangerous.more
These shops cater largely for the coach loads of tourists that pile off their coaches at regular intervals in season. When 52 people debus and head up to the shops things can get a little over crowded in what was meant to be a small village shop.
Whatch out for the prices on Heartbeat merchandise - you will pay well over the odds from the village compared to something like Amazon.co.uk
Unique Suggestions: Time it right in between coach tours.
Beck Hole is in yet another dip in the moorland, even lower. Just a bit more than a kilometre down the hill from the village green, it has a pub which will feed you at lunchtime and also welcomes children. You can keep on walking to (or from, of course) Grosmont via the old railway line here if Beck Hole isn't enough of a walk for you.more