North York Moors & Whitby in Winter

See the highlights of the North York Moors National Park including Goathland, the stunning seaside town of Whitby and Helmsley.

Your day tour will include:

Pickering - The gateway to the Moors

The Moors - Time to take in the extensive Moorland landscape

Goathland - Famous for Heartbeat and Harry Potter

Whitby - With links to Dracula and Captain Cook

Helmsley - A bustling traditional market town

  • Goathland
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  • Rosedale Abbey
  • Whitby
    • Times: 09:00hrs. Returning approx. 17:00hrs

      Departs Winter departures every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday until the 23rd of March 2017. Start point is St Leonard's Place, York, YO1 7ET (Sightseeing Bus Stop, outside Art Gallery). 

      How To Book: You can instantly book by selecting your preferred date on this page.

      Included Extras Driver/Guide for the day

      Please Note: A minimum of 1 passenger is required for this tour to operate.

      We regret our tours are unsuitable for under 5's.

      For more information please browse the Full Itinerary, Additional Information and the Route Map. If you would like a Daily Tour brochure or further information regarding our North York Moors & Whitby in Winter Tour please contact us.

    • Leaving York we make our way to the charming town of Pickering, the southern terminus of the North York Moors Railway, known as the ‘Gateway to the Moors’. There will be a brief chance to explore the station and see this picturesque market town. 

       

      We then head off the ‘Beaten Track’ into the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, there will be plenty of chances throughout your day to capture memorable photos.

       

      We arrive in Goathland, a scenic moorland village, after travelling over our first taste of the moorland. The village is the main setting, called Aidensfield, for the 60’s TV Series Heartbeat. You will also have opportunity to see Goathland Station, which was turned into ‘Hogsmeade’ for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The shop on the platform was transformed into the “Prefect’s Room” and the Ladies toilets became the “Wizard’s Room”.

       

      We arrive in Whitby for lunch, a traditional seaside town, where there is a wide choice of places to eat – with fish and chips being the local favourite. There are a number of things to see and do such as visiting the dramatic ruins of Whitby Abbey, which was the inspiration for the novel ‘ Dracula’ or even taking a stroll along the harbour with its quant shops.

       

      We drive through more classic Yorkshire Countryside as we make our way through Egton and Egton Bridge, and then down the famous 33% Gradient on Limber Hill. Our journey takes us onto Glaisdale, this peaceful village is home to Beggers Bridge, a 17th century bridge with a romantic story behind it.

       

      We get onto the heart of the Moors in the afternoon. On leaving Glaisdale we head to the Moorlands, to enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views for miles, whilst we travel through the grouse moors. After travelling through Rosedale Abbey, we stop to view the historic furnaces.

       

      As we make our way out of the National Park we stop at the market town of Helmsley, you will have time to explore bustling market square, the dramatic castle ruins, the charming tea rooms or the inviting inns. If you were asked to imagine the perfect English market town, then it'd probably look a lot like Helmsley!

       

      Leaving Helmsley we start making our way back towards York whilst enjoying the views over the Vale of York. Sit back and enjoy more scenic Yorkshire countryside as your memorable tour draws to a close.

    • Tour Type
      This tour is a guided scenic mini-coach tour, but there are times when you will have the option to walk up to a few hundred metres to take in a view or point of interest.  
       
      Lunch Stop
      You will stop in Whitby for lunch where there is a selection pubs, cafes and restaurants which cater for a wide range of tastes. 
       
      Clothing & Footwear
      We suggest you wear comfortable and sensible footwear, we also recommend bringing a light raincoat.  
       
      Assistance Dogs
      We are happy to accept assistance dogs only on this tour. Please contact us to advise us in advance. 

      Please Note: We regret our tours are unsuitable for under 5's.
      For full terms and conditions please see here.
       

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    • Moorland
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    • North York Moors

    Tour Highlights

    Pickering - The gateway to the Moors

    The Moors - Time to take in the extensive Moorland landscape

    Goathland - Famous for Heartbeat and Harry Potter

    Whitby - With links to Dracula and Captain Cook

    Helmsley - A bustling traditional market town