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“GOATHLAND VILLAGE AKA AIDENSFIELD, NORTH YORK MOORS”
Review of Goathland Station

Goathland Station
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Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Goathland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Goathland is a small village in the North Yorkshire Moors. It is 500 feet above sea level and its history goes back to the Viking times when it was known as Godelandia. The pretty village seems to have been set up to shoot a film or even a tv series: Heartbeat set in the 1960s fictional Aidensfield village,was filmed here for Yorkshire televison in the 1990s - what you see around you is what you get; the pristine stone buildings from the farm to the Goathland hotel & bar (Aidensfield Arms in the series), the gift shop, chocolate shop, post office, tea room, restaurant, red telephone booth, the church and intact graveyard, to the famous Scripps Funeral Services with its attached petrol station and the two 1960s cars on display which was used in the series, is left as it was, perhaps for the tourists but first and foremost Goathland is a living/working village even though it seem surreal when you see it in person. Down the steep hill you come across the Goathland Railway Bridge and the Goathland Railway Station. The steam train is run by a charitable trust and mostly operated by volunteers will take you all the way from Grosmont to Pickering and Whitby via Goathland - part of Harry Potter film was shot here. The Mallyan Spout - waterfall and stream is nearby and so is the view of Moorland as far as the eye can see.

Date of experience: December 2012
6  Thank CHUNARAG
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

We had a walk down to the railway station just in time to see the train arrive. A small crowd excitedly took photographs. It was great - a moment back in time.

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Yerma
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

The Goathland Railway Station is a great place to start your travels on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. It is a beautiful old station that has appeared on series such as Heartbeat and the movie Harry Potter. Even when not travelling on the train, it is great just to spend time sitting on the platform watching life go by. The tea room is excellent. The volunteer staff are very professional in their work.

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Sandy K
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

my friends & I took the steam train from Grosmont to Goathland & back of course, it was like going back in time & a lovely experience. nice station & lovely staff :)

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank Allyson H
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

A great experience , we watched two great trains come and go. the atmosphere was almost electric. This place is a real must for all , a real step back in time .

Date of experience: October 2013
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