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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


Dippy Christmas Craft Fair

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

A Christmas Craft & Gift Fair by the sea! Dippy Designs are hosting a fabulous festive Craft & Gift Fair in the Northern Lights Suite at Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November 2017



Pickering (9 miles, 14 km)

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

North York Moors

Seasonal Willow Workshops

Danby (8 miles, 14 km)

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Plan ahead for Christmas with willow expert Anthea Firth, making garden ornaments and seasonal decorations .Saturday 28 October large garden deer Sunday 5 November large Christmas angel Saturday 2 December wreaths and decorations

Whitby Krampus Run 2017

Whitby Krampus Run 2017

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Whitby Krampus Run organised by Decadent Drawing community arts as a fundraiser for Whitby Wildlife Sanctury.

Robin Hood's Bay Victorian Weekend

Robin Hood's Bay Victorian Weekend 2017

Whitby (8 miles, 13 km)

Fri 8 - Sun 10 Dec 2017

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.

Folk Horror Revival

Folk Horror Revival Whitby 2017 - Winter Ghosts

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Where better to spend an engaging winter’s evening in the company of the Folk Horror Revival group, than in the beautiful coastal town of Whitby.

Whitby Boxing Day Dip

Whitby District Lions Boxing Day Dip

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Tue 26 Dec 2017

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

Half Term Fun

Half Term Fun

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Sat 10 - Sun 18 Feb 2018

Join us for family fun this half term with interactive activities for all ages.

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Sat 10 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?


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.


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!