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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

12 Park Street | Pickering Station, Pickering YO18 7AJ, England
+44 1751 472508
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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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12 Park Street | Pickering Station, Pickering YO18 7AJ, England
+44 1751 472508
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Reviewed today

Not cheap return to Whitby, but good value for the steam enthusiast. Until it breaks down that is. What a fiasco, clearly this doesn't happen that many times or they would have a well rehearsed plan. Staff were great but two and a half hours...More

Thank secpat
Reviewed today via mobile

This is one of the better known tourist railways, thanks to Heartbeat etc. As a result it can be very busy in Summer and the trains very full. The stations are the most interesting part all done in different styles. There is pleasant scenery which...More

Thank Les C
Reviewed yesterday

Hadn't done the train for many years decided to take a 15 and 12 year old. Went from Pickering to Whitby. Stopped on route for an hour at Goathland interesting place where Heartbeat was filmed many years ago. Arriving at Whitby unfortunately no steam train...More

Thank Bumpking
Reviewed yesterday

Have travelled this line from Grosmont to Pickering about 6 times over the years and it is a fantastic steam experience and long may it continue, superb trains and stations, excellent staff and a unique experience and a remembrance of my childhood when taken to...More

Thank KazSteve
Reviewed yesterday

My son and girlfriend went from Pickering to Whitby on the railway returning the next day. They planned to get the 2pm train back to Pickering where my husband and I were waiting to collect them to take them home as my son had work...More

Thank davidwood2
Reviewed yesterday

Most years we do at least one trip, usually to Whitby and back. It is a great day out and probably not expensive versus the cost of running it - not many big attractions are cheap these days. We have had pains with replacement buses...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a good day on the railway, but was a little disappointed they were only running diesel trains, which was ok but we think the fares should be reduced, even tho we had concessions, we were also in the guardsvan going and my wife could...More

Thank David F
NYMRPLC, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that an engine which was timetabled to be steam was replaced by a diesel due to breakdown. It is inevitable that there will be occasional problems when dealing with engines which can be up to 100 years old...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It had been quite some time since I took a trip in this railway but as always it didn't disappoint. We had a compartment to ourselves and it brought back lovely memories. Just 1 small niggle the sidings coming out of Pickering need a good...More

Thank SJB448
NYMRPLC, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. You'll be pleased to hear that sorting out of the sidings is on the 'to do' list so hopefully you will see a big improvement next time you visit.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great few hours on a return trip to Whitby from Pickering. Can get of trains at earlier stations and get on the next one if you wish to look round. All in a good day out

1  Thank Mick M
NYMRPLC, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for a lovely review. We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourselves..

Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like historic railways this is a must doo. We travelled from Pickering to Whitby and was not disappointed. All the stations on route are very well kept and a delight. The journey is very picturesque throughout. All the period coaches are very clean...More

1  Thank Jeropo1823
NYMRPLC, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for a lovely review. We're pleased to hear that you had such an enjoyable time and hope to see you again.

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18 July 2017|
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Response from Hazel D | Reviewed this property |
Not necessary to book pay at the station or on the train as you cannot reserve seats beware it gets very busy during the school holidays.
5 July 2017|
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Response from alang684 | Reviewed this property |
The coach is next to the very pretty station platform and looks to be a full size railway carriage, the information is on the NYMR web site
29 May 2017|
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Response from MISTERP_KAZZA |
Pickering to Goathland is a good trip. Get off see Heartbeat country then back to Pickering. Not all trains run to Whitby