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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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Address: 12 Park Street | Pickering Station, Pickering YO18 7AJ, England
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+44 1751 472508
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the world’s greatest heritage...

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the world’s greatest heritage railway experiences with thrills and education at its heart. Climb on-board a steam or heritage diesel train on one of the earliest and most historic lines. Experience 24 miles of Yorkshire’s amazing scenery at this must-see visitor attraction. We will take you on a journey you can’t even imagine!

Explore the Railway

• Pickering Station is a must-see 1930’s themed station that will transport you back in time to the locomotive steam era.

• A must-see is the celebrity station, Goathland, which became Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film.

• Explore Grosmont Station which is home to the operating and engineering world of the NYMR. If you are lucky you might be able to catch a sneaky peak at the work taking place on our engines!

• Visit Whitby with its narrow streets and bustling harbour overlooked by the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey.

• Explore Levisham Station which is surrounded by the North York Moors.

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US$47.15*
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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US$37.22*
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Full-Day North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby in Winter from York
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US$589.31*
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Private North York Moors and Whitby Day Trip from Leeds

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Santa Special

Thank you to the lovely staff who made our journey on the Santa Express really special for our grandson. We had a lovely day. It was 30 years since we last did this trip with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Barbara H
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thank you to the lovely staff who made our journey on the Santa Express really special for our grandson. We had a lovely day. It was 30 years since we last did this trip with our own children and it's still magical.

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NYMRPLC, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

That's a lovely review - thank you so much. We're so pleased to hear that you and your grandson had such a good time on our Santa Express and we look forward to seeing you next Christmas. More 

Peterlee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After an enjoying the Christmas Moorlander lunch so much in 2015, we booked for December 2016. Our second trip was probably even better. Saturday 3rd December was a beautiful day, cold and a bit frosty in places but bright blue sky and sunshine. We enjoyed a warming cuppa in the Grosmont tearoom (lovely open fires in both the tearoom and... More 

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NYMRPLC, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for a brilliant review. We're so pleased to hear that you had such an enjoyable time on our Christmas Moorlander lunch service. We look forward to welcoming you back next Christmas - if not before. More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I only visited the station and walked around but it was enjoyable to watch the tank engine arrive and run around the coaches ready to go out again. There is a cafe bar and gift shop as well as the genuine atmosphere of the preserved old station. Right in the town centre with pub and coffee shops just across the... More 

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NYMRPLC, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review. We hope to welcome you back in the future for a trip on the railway. More 

London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a cold day in Pickering we looked around the station which is beautifully preserved. Unfortunately the trains were not running but friends tell us it is well worth a trip.

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NYMRPLC, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Pickering Station. We look forward to welcoming you back to take a trip on the railway. More 

Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Full steam ahead... we enjoyed our return trip from Whitby to Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR)... this is an amazing heritage railway... This line was originally opened in 1836 running both ways from Pickering to Whitby and was planned by George Stephenson... the line closed in 1965 before being re-opened in 1973 by the North York Moors Historical... More 

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NYMRPLC, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

Wow! That's an amazing and informative review - thank you very much. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

Guisborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Santas grotto was magical, our two girls absolutely loved visiting him. The rest of the journey was pleasant. We were expecting some kind of activities for the children to get involved in. They did some colouring and they had their gift from Santa but we thought maybe there would be singing or games - similar to the polar express.... More 

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NYMRPLC, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we're pleased to hear that your daughters thoroughly enjoyed visiting Santa. We have found that if we have entertainers on board they tend to get in the way of the families walking up and down the carriages going to Santa's Grotto. I'm sure that our staff will be very pleased to hear your complimentary... More 

Hull
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the News Day special from Pickering to Whitby and it was, indeed, an authentic steam train and carriages. The latter taking me back to boyhood summer holidays (weekly train pass from Hull to Scarborough......smelling of fusty carriage furniture all week!) The only downside was the interminable waits at Grosmont (both ways) and, sometimes, in the middle of nowhere.... More 

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NYMRPLC, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're pleased that you enjoyed the nostalgia of your journey. We do allow time at Grosmont to fit in with the Network Rail timetable and we also sometimes have to change the locomotive at Grosmont because not all of our engines are allowed on the main line. The other wait was probably due to having... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just wanted the experience of going on a steam train and we were lucky to have a short trip on one, I say lucky because it isn't until you are on it you find out that they might be using a diesel train and if you do start out on a steam train then quite probably somewhere along your... More 

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NYMRPLC, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're sorry that you were disappointed with some aspects of your trip. We do say on the timetable whether we are intending to run a diesel or steam engine but we also say that we sometimes have to change this due to the advanced age of our locomotives which sometimes let us down. Whitby Station... More 

Stoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a lovely lunch in car 79. Great food and service from friendly and efficient staff.

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NYMRPLC, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and a Happy New Year! More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just been in carriage 79 for a New Years eve luncheon. The food was lovely and well presented by attentive staff in a lovely authentic carriage. What a wonderful way of supporting this excellent railway

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NYMRPLC, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review. Happy New Year! More 

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