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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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What's on near Goathland

Christmas Party Night

Christmas Party Nights

Scarborough (9 miles, 15 km)

Fri 7 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Christmas Party Night, Meal and Disco. Accommodation available.

Christmas Tree Exhibition

Christmas Tree Exhibition 2018

Whitby (8 miles, 12 km)

Mon 10 - Sat 15 Dec 2018

Preview Afternoon: Sunday 2 December at 3 pm. Preview will start with an Advent Carol Service. Closed after the service on Christmas Day. Please note that the Exhibition may be closed when services are taking place.

Whitby Pavilion

Christmas Tea Dance

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Round off our programme of dance in 2018 in style!

Festival on the Moor at Botton Village

Wassail (Festival on the Moor)

Whitby (9 miles, 14 km)

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Festival On The Moor’s GREAT NORTH CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL, kicks off with the ‘WASSAIL’ - returning to Botton Village, near Danby, at the beautiful Joan Of Arc Hall on the 14th December.

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons at Dalby Forest

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons

Pickering (9 miles, 14 km)

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky, focusing on objects that reside far away from Earth within our Milky Way galaxy and even beyond, best observed through a large telescope.

Festive Feasting

Festive Feasting Night

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Throughout December there’s plenty to celebrate on board The HM Bark Endeavour. We have special festive feasting dining experiences on offer.

Whitby Boxing Day Dip

Lions Boxing Day Dip

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Wed 26 Dec 2018

When the weather outside is frightful, does a dip in the sea sound delightful?

Whitby Fish and Ship Festival 2019

Whitby Fish and Ship Festival 2019

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Sat 18 - Sun 19 May 2019

Whitby Fish and Ship Festival 2019

Robin Hood's Bay Folk Weekend

Robin Hood's Bay Folk Weekend 2019

Whitby (8 miles, 13 km)

Fri 7 - Sun 9 Jun 2019

A FREE WEEKEND of Concerts, Music Sessions, Dance and Singarounds in and around the ‘famed city of Robin Hood’s Bay’ on the beautiful Yorkshire Coast.

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show

Whitby (3 miles, 5 km)

Tue 6 Aug 2019

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.

Hinderwell Show

Hinderwell Show

Saltburn-by-the-Sea (10 miles, 16 km)

Fri 9 Aug 2019

The Hinderwell Horse and Agricultural Society will celebrate its 150th show on Friday 9th August 2019.

Danby Show

Danby Show

Whitby (9 miles, 15 km)

Wed 14 Aug 2019

The 159th Danby Show will be held on Wednesday 14th August 2019.

Staithes Lifeboat Weekend

Staithes Lifeboat Weekend 2019

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

Fri 16 - Sun 18 Aug 2019

Staithes and Runswick RNLI lifeboat team hold a fundraising weekend in August each year to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Egton Agricultural Show

Egton Agricultural Show 2019

Whitby (4 miles, 6 km)

Wed 21 Aug 2019

The Egton Show will be held on 21st August 2019, at Egton.

Whitby Pirate Festival, Whitby

Whitby Pirate Festival 2019

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Fri 6 - Sun 8 Sep 2019

A weekend full of fun, live music, kids entertainment and swashbuckling all in aid of the RNLI.

Botanical Endeavours

Botanical Endeavours 2019

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Mon 16 Sep - Sun 10 Nov 2019

Our special exhibition next year will be called 'Botanical Endeavours' . What did Joseph Banks do on Cook's first voyage, and why did he become a celebrity when the ship returned in 1771?

Fylingdales Village Hall

8th North Yorkshire Moors Cycle Challenge

Robin Hood's Bay (8 miles, 12 km)

Sun 6 Oct 2019

The North Yorkshire Moors Cycling Challenge is 38 miles utilizing the old railway track between Whitby an Scarborough.