From London: The North York Moors with Steam Train to Whitby

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Discover the North York Moors National Park on a scenic train journey from London. Admire the wonderful countryside views, take a guided tour of the Moors, and enjoy some time in the town of Whitby.

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  • Discover the North York Moors National Park on a day tour from London
  • Learn about the rich history and culture of the area with your guide
  • Embark on a nostalgic steam train ride on the North York Moors Railway
  • Visit the village of Goathland, which was featured in the soap opera, Heartbeat
  • Enjoy some free time to explore the popular seaside town of Whitby

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Explore the North York Moors National Park by train on a day trip from London. Discover the Moors on a guided bus tour, enjoy a ride on a charming steam train, and take some time to explore the quaint town of Whitby. Begin your day at London's Kings Cross Station and hop on a train to York. Gaze out the window as you pass through the calming English countryside with its rolling hills and bucolic landscapes. Upon arrival in York meet your local guide to start your bus tour of the North York Moors. Head into the North York Moors National Park where you will discover the beautiful landscapes and historical sites before heading to the coast. First. stop at Byland Abbey, one of Yorkshire's best-preserved ruins. From Byland head through the ancient forests surrounding Wass and climb up Wass Bank and onward to the famous old market town of Helmsley, meaning “Helms” Flowery Meadow. Take a short break from the bus to explore the independent shops, use the facilities, and grab some refreshments. Learn about the area's historic significance including, burial mounds, religion, farming, mining, the Industrial Revolution, and much more. Traverse off the beaten track, down winding country lanes, through deep-cut glacial valleys, and up high over the windswept heather moorland. Arrive in “Heartbeat Country”, taken from the popular TV show Heartbeat. Stop in the charming village of Goathland that was the setting for the classic show set in the 1960s. Head to the old railway station that once doubled as “Hogsmeade” Station in the Harry Potter films. Then, join the historic North York Moors Railway for a nostalgic steam journey to the popular seaside town of Whitby. Upon arrival, enjoy 2 hours of free time to discover the town, with plenty of recommendations from your guide. Hop on the bus and travel back across the moors to York. Finally, board the train back to London's Kings Cross station.

Includes

Roundtrip train travel between London and York with reserved seats Guided tour of the North York Moors National Park Driver-guide Transportation by 16-seater mini-bus Steam train ride

Important Information

  • The train journey to/from York is unescorted The itinerary is subject to change and all stops are subject to availability Arrival back in London is at approximately 7:45 PM

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