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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

Great Run Local Whitby

Great Run Local

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Great Run Local Whitby. Great Run Local is a free, weekly, friendly running initiative organised by fantastic volunteers and open to all to participate in.

Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend

Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend

Whitby (8 miles, 13 km)

Fri 6 - Sun 8 Dec 2019

Typically held the first weekend in December, the Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend is a wonderful magical event involving traditional Victorian costumes, Christmas window dressings and general festive merriment throughout the villiage.

The Star Inn The Harbour restaurant

Christmas Parties

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Mon 9 Dec 2019

Christmas Parties at The Star Inn The Harbour Whitby

Christmas Tea Dance with Ray Kirk

Christmas Tea Dance with Ray Kirk

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Tue 17 Dec 2019

Christmas Tea Dance with Ray Kirk

Whitby Boxing Day Dip

Whitby Lions Boxing Day Dip

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Thu 26 Dec 2019

Why not take part in Whitby District Lions Club sponsored boxing day dip and help raise money for charity?


New Year's Eve

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Tue 31 Dec 2019 - Wed 1 Jan 2020

Say goodbye to 2019 and hello 2020 with an evening of incredible food, fine wine and entertainment in The Orlop Restaurant, followed by watching the local fireworks from our top deck whilst toasting in the New Year with a glass of Champagne

Ryedale Festival

Ryedale Festival Spring Weekend

Pickering (10 miles, 16 km)

Fri 20 Mar 2020

Join us for three festival events to mark the arrival of Spring on the 20th-22nd March 2020

Queen @ Whitby Leisure Centre

Queen, UK's leading tribute band We are Champions

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Fri 3 Apr 2020

Tickets £8 Doors open 19.30 Fully Licensed Bar Tickets Available from Whitby Leisure Centre Reception Call 01947 604640 for further information or to secure your tickets.

Staithes Lifeboat Weekend

Staithes and Runswick RNLI Lifeboat Weekend

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

Fri 31 Jul 2020

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

Whitby Traction Engine Rally

Whitby Traction Engine Rally

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Fri 31 Jul 2020

The venue, for Whitby Traction Engine Rally, is located next to Whitby Abbey, approximately 5 minutes walk from the centre of the popular tourist town of Whitby.

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show

Whitby (3 miles, 5 km)

Tue 4 Aug 2020

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.

Danby Show

Danby Show 2020

Whitby (9 miles, 15 km)

Wed 12 Aug 2020

The 160th Danby Show will be held on Wednesday 12th August 2020.

Rosedale Show

Rosedale Show

Kirkbymoorside (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 15 Aug 2020

The Rosedale Show returns in 2020 on the 17th August. Annual Show of Cattle, Hunters, Heavy Horses, Ponies, Jumping, Sheep, Produce, Flowers, Fruit, Vegetables, Rabbits, Cavies, Pigeons, Poultry, Vintage Tractors and Outdoor Sculptures.

Whitby Regatta

Whitby Regatta 2020

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Sat 15 Aug 2020

The Whitby Regatta presents to you a full weekend of entertainment, embracing yacht racing, rowing races and various free forms of entertainment as published in the official programme, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular fir

Egton Agricultural Show

Egton Agricultural Show 2020

Whitby (4 miles, 6 km)

Wed 26 Aug 2020

The Egton Show will be held on 26th August 2020 at Egton.

Fylingdales Village Hall

8th North Yorkshire Moors Cycle Challenge

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

Tue 6 Oct 2020

The 2019 event has been cancelled. Please contact Rosemary Holtz on for further details on the 2020 event.