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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

Botanical Endeavours

Botanical Endeavours

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Sat 9 Feb - Fri 29 Mar 2019

Our special exhibition in 2019 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?

Stan & Ollie (PG)

Stan & Ollie (PG)

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Fri 15 - Sun 17 Feb 2019

Early Bird

Early Bird Offer

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Take advantage of our Early Bird Offer available every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 4pm - 6pm. 1 course £9.95, 2 courses £12.95 or 3 courses £15.95. Our children's menu is also available. Please 01947 600511 to make a reservation.

Blue tit box

Build a Bird Box at Ravenscar

Ravenscar (9 miles, 15 km)

Sun 17 Feb 2019

As part of National Bird Box week give the birds in your garden a helping hand by building a bird box for them.

Planetarium at Dalby Forest


Pickering (9 miles, 14 km)

Tue 19 Feb 2019

As a part of the Dark Skies Festival, why not experience the Hidden Horizons Immersive Star Dome? Journey to the planets of our Solar System and see them up close, visit our Moon and major satellites of the planets and many more.

Easter at the Old Coastguard Station

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Robin Hood's Bay (8 miles, 13 km)

Fri 19 - Sun 21 Apr 2019

me a seaside detective, discover lots of interesting facts about life on the coast while you explore the interactive exhibition to earn your Easter treat.

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 Ships Festival 18 - 19 May 2019 Celebrate Whitby’s Fishing Heritage


Great North Folk Festival

Whitby (9 miles, 14 km)

Fri 24 - Mon 27 May 2019

A weekend of Traditional and Contemporary Folk Music and Dance set in the heart of the North York Moors, surrounded by stunning scenery and friendly folk.

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.

Whitby Traction Engine Rally

Whitby Traction Engine Rally

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Fri 2 - Sun 4 Aug 2019

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 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.

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.