1. United Kingdom
  2. Yorkshire and The Humber
  3. York
  4. Castle Howard

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

Product ID: 58647
Explore the scenic and picturesque North York Moors National Park and the traditional moorland villages of Hutton-le-Hole and Goathland. Enjoy more than 2 hours free time in the seaside town of Whitby. Take an optional ride on the steam train.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
  • Take a steam train ride from Whitby to Goathland on the Yorkshire Steam Railway
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
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Optional steam train ride
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

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 4 years old to take part
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Happy trip

Mark was our tour guide, he’s very friendly. Everything goes smooth and we had a great day. Was worrying if the day tour is too long for us, with a 4yr-old kid, but we wish the tour is longer as there’re so many things to see or to do in Whitby!

July 31, 2019

Beautiful scenery and great history

Mark was our driver, and he must be mentioned because his driving skills were impressive! The roads are narrow and some areas had minimal visibility (due to fog) but Mark did a great road navigating the roads while also informing us. The town of Whitby was my favorite, because the Abbey is worth a visit. Due to the fog, we really didn’t see much of the Moors. I think a Summer trio would be a better idea for the Moors part.

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April 2, 2018

Picked up on time, excellent presentation of the days activities and it all went as per the outline. A very good safe drive stopping at places to view areas of importance to the tour. Very good knowledge and explanations by the Driver/Guide. would definitely recommend this tour to others.

September 19, 2019

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BOBH - Day Trips from York

Product ID: 58647