You can explore quaint fishing villages like Robin Hoods Bay or spend the day at Whitby with fish and chips for lunch.
Goathland Station (or should that be Hogsmeade)
Goathland Station was used as Hogsmeade in several of the Harry Potter films and has lots of old fashioned charm. It’s great to watch the traditional steam trains pull into the station and there’s a shop and traditional tea room here too.
We highly recommend taking a trip (or two) on a NYMR train. In one direction you can go to Whitby and the other to Pickering and both options make a great day out.
Goathland Village (or should that be Aidensfield)
The village of Goathland also doubled as Aidensfield in popular ITV drama Heartbeat. You’ll find lots of Heartbeat Memorabilia in the Aidensfield Store and you can still get a drink in the Aidensfield Arms (also known as The Goathland hotel).
Walking near Goathland
Goathland is surrounded by beautiful Moorland so there are plenty of walks to try. Seeking out the Mallyan Spout waterfall is a must – at 60 feet tall it’s the tallest waterfall in the North York Moors.
You can walk the ‘Rail Trail’ from Goathland to Grosmont then catch a steam train back.
Alternatively, you can venture to Beck Hole and the Birch Hall Inn which is quite possibly the smallest pub in Yorkshire.
Eating and Drinking near Goathland
There’s plenty of options for food and drink in and around Goathland – from a casual lunch to something a bit more fancy. The Goathland Tea Room offers a range of homemade cakes and light bites and you can get a great Fish and Chips at Eskdale Fisheries in nearby Sleights.
The Mallyan Spout Hotel is on the outskirts of Goathland and offers a seasonal menu with lots of fresh local produce from the surrounding coast and moors.
You’re not far from Sandsend, Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby which all have lots of food and drink options too.
Where to stay
Gorgeous Cottages have a selection of holiday cottages in and around Goathland from romantic retreats to larger family properties.
Curlew Cottage has a peaceful setting on a large private estate on the edge of Goathland. It sleeps up to 8 people and with plenty of space foe everyone to spread out is a good choice for both families and groups of friends. Spacious enclosed gardens and a games room are an added bonus too! Find out more.
The Potting Shed
This magical romantic hideaway is tucked away on the edge of Goathland so you’ll have plenty of peace quiet and privacy for a little getaway. Gorgeous gardens and a patio table that’s the perfect spot for an al fresco brunch. Find out more.
Egton Cottage is a beautiful traditional stone cottage in the lovely Esk Valley village of Egton Bridge. It has a traditional farmhouse kitchen and lots of character and original features. The accomodation (sleeping up to 5) is set over 3 floors. Find out more.
Gorgeous Cottages are the booking agents for a range of Yorkshire Holiday Cottages. If you are planning a holiday to Yorkshire, give the team a call on 01642 263 249.