Whitby Abbey overlooking the fishing port
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What You'll Do
  • Explore the North York Moors National Park
  • Discover the seaside town of Whitby
  • See the Kilburn White Horse
  • Visit Goathland - Heartbeat & Harry Potter filming location
  • See Whitby Abbey - inspiration for the Dracula books
This day trip from York visits the Kilburn White Horse, the market town of Helmsley, Goathland (Heartbeat & Harry Potter filming location) and the fishing port of Whitby.
What to Expect
The tour departs from opposite the Dean Court Hotel in Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF (near York Minster) and heads off into the Vale of York to the famous Kilburn White Horse, on the boundary of the North York Moors National Park, to take photos and learn about its history before heading for Helmsley.

The tour stops in the picturesque market town of Helmsley for 45 minutes where you can view the medieval castle, explore the quaint shops or just have a leisurely Yorkshire Brew - the choice is yours! You leave Helmsley and head off through Kirkbymoorside and up over the Moors for some picture stops, passing the 16th century Lion Inn on Blakey Ridge (the highest point on the moors) and Ralph’s Cross, then through the quaint and picturesque Yorkshire villages that lead to Whitby.

As you arrive in Whitby, you will hear stories about the seaside town’s history and your Guide will point out the main places of interest that you may want to visit. You will have 3 hours free time in Whitby to view Whitby Abbey (inspiration for the Dracula books), visit the Captain Cook Museum, enjoy the Beach, Waterfront and Fishing Port, shop for some Whitby Jet or Gothic Fashion or just sample the famous Fish 'n' Chips at the Magpie Cafe - the choice is yours!

The tour leaves Whitby mid-afternoon to head back onto the North York Moors and a stop at Grosmont to drop off any passengers who want to take the opportunity of an optional short steam train ride on the NY Moors Railway (paid locally) before re-joining the mini-coach at Goathland. (We cannot guarantee that it will always be a steam train - we are in the hands of the NY Moors Railway for this!)

The mini-coach and remaining passengers continue to Goathland by road, where you can explore the fictional village of Aidensfield in the Heartbeat television series and see Goathland Station, the filming location for Hogsmeade Station in the Harry Potter movies. You may even see the other passengers arrive by steam train to rejoin you! After leaving Goathland you will learn the history behind the mysterious RAF Fylingdales Pyramid on Snod Hill as you pass close by, then see the Hole of Horcum before heading through Pickering back towards York.

You will arrive back at the meeting point in York at approximately 18:15 but should not book onward travel too close to the arrival time in case of traffic problems.
What's Included
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
What's Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

Opposite the Dean Court Hotel in Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF (near York Minster) (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• The tour operates with max 16 passengers and the mini-coach is equipped with A/C, and WiFi
• Minimum Age is 5 years
• Some visitor attractions, including the NY Moors Railway, close November through mid-March. During this period, the optional train ride is not available and the duration of the tour is 8 hours (with 2.5 hours in Whitby), arriving back in York at approximately 18:15

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