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Goathland

This bracing moorland village has attracted visitors since the 19th century, but numbers soared following its appearance (as 'Aidensfield') in the television series 'Heartbeat' and its role in the 'Harry Potter' films.
It's fun to arrive on the trains of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, after which walkers can enjoy lots of local strolls and hikes.

From the North York Moor’s heritage railway station ('Hogsmeade' station from the early Harry Potter films) to Wades Causeway that runs across Wheeldale Moor, you will have many fun filled hours getting to know this little corner of the world. History, Heritage, pubs, restaurants, walks and more…this little town has it all.
 
This moorland town has pulled in guests since the nineteenth century, yet numbers took off after its appearance (as 'Aidensfield') in the TV arrangement 'Pulse' and its part in the 'Harry Potter' films. It's amusing to touch base on the trains of the North Yorkshire Moors Railroad, after which walkers can appreciate loads of neighborhood walks and climbs.

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Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Wed 21 Feb - Fri 23 Mar 2018

Exhibition: 'Whitby in the Time of Cook, the Making of a Great Seaman' 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific in 1768. As he weighed anchor at Plymouth, what did he take from Whitby?

The Post (12a)

The Post

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Fri 23 - Sun 25 Feb 2018

The Post is a 2017 American political thriller film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer.

Parkrun

Parkrun

Pickering (9 miles, 14 km)

Sat 24 Feb 2018

Every Saturday 9.00am

Cliff Street Wonderland

Cliff Street Wonderland

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Tue 6 Mar 2018

Whitby In Bloom are leading a community initiative to rejuvenate the area using the theme of ‘Alice In Wonderland’.

Easter Adventure Quest

Easter Advenuture Quest

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Fri 30 Mar - Mon 2 Apr 2018

Calling all valiant adventurers this Easter weekend! Join us on the hunt for legendary dragon eggs at Whitby Abbey. Set off with an intrepid character from the past to crack the clues and claim your chocolate reward.

Follow the Seagulls Charity Walk

Follow the Seagulls Charity Walk

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Apr 2018

A 2-day long distance walk along the coastal paths and across the heather moorlands of North Yorkshire.. This is your opportunity to do something big, heroic & memorable to help support people in the UK with a brain tumour.

Festival on the Moor 2018

Festival on the Moor

Whitby (9 miles, 14 km)

Fri 25 - Mon 28 May 2018

Festival on the Moor is a non profit organisation managed by a team of enthusiastic volunteers.

Moonlight Outdoor Cinema

Moonlight Cinema is coming to Whitby

Whitby (8 miles, 12 km)

Fri 25 - Mon 28 May 2018

Moonlight Cinema is coming to Whitby, between May 25th-28th. We have teamed up with Abbey Farm Caravan Park to bring a special event, which is completely free to attend.

Rosedale Walking Festival 2018

Rosedale Walking Festival

Kirkbymoorside (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Jun 2018

Themed walks exploring the history, wildlife, photography, sculpture, glassmaking & cake shops of Rosedale.

ParkFest 2018

ParkFest

Danby (8 miles, 14 km)

Sun 22 - Mon 23 Jul 2018

ParkFest, our two-day summer art and music festival is the biggest event in our annual calendar, and marks the start of the UK’s National Parks Week.

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Fri 27 Jul 2018

Whitby’s lifeboat weekend commences on Friday 27th July with a fairground organ playing at the bandstand.

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

Another action packed exciting Whitby Steampunk Weekend is in store for us with a number of activities, presentations and demonstrations lined up as well as our 'Almost Famous' Steampunk Emporium for your delectation, perusal and amusement.

Gooseberries

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show

Whitby (3 miles, 5 km)

Tue 7 Aug 2018

Egton Bridge, eight miles from Whitby in the North York Moors National Park, is the setting for the oldest surviving gooseberry show in the country, established in 1800.

Esk Valley Theatre

Private Lives by Noel Coward

Whitby (5 miles, 7 km)

Thu 9 - Sat 11 Aug 2018

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Private Lives’ A romantic comedy by Noël Coward, directed by Mark Stratton.

Lifeboat Weekend 2018

Lifeboat Weekend 2018

Saltburn-by-the-Sea (9 miles, 15 km)

Fri 10 - Sun 12 Aug 2018

A fun packed family weekend raising money for the RNLI.

NYM Chamber Music Festival

Janus - North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Kirkbymoorside (9 miles, 15 km)

Mon 13 Aug 2018

Join us for our Tenth Anniversary Season Festival of Classical Music in various churches across the North York Moors.

Danby

Danby Agricultural Show

Whitby (8 miles, 14 km)

Wed 15 Aug 2018

The Danby Show the oldest agricultural show in the area, attracting around 6,000 people. A great wholesome day out for the whole family!

North York Chamber Music Festival

Polyphony - N York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Whitby (3 miles, 5 km)

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Join us for our Tenth Anniversary Season Festival of Classical Music in various churches across the North York Moors.

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Ayres - North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Whitby (9 miles, 15 km)

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Join us for our Tenth Anniversary Season Festival of Classical Music in various churches across the North York Moors.

The North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Nightfall - North York Moors Chamber Festival

Whitby (8 miles, 12 km)

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Enjoy a beautiful setting and music whilst we perform Nightfall.