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Itinerary
Leave York and travel into the north Yorkshire countryside to the pretty market town of Helmsley. Stretch your legs on a walk through the center, then continue high into the hills, past the limestone village of Hutton-le-Hole. You’ll then arrive in the North York Moors National Park for a stroll across its heather-filled moorland, learning about Yorkshire’s mining and farming heritage.

Venture onward to coastal Whitby where you’ll have free time to explore the harbor, or perhaps treat yourself to an English seaside classic of fish and chips.

Later, you’ll travel to Goathland, aka Aidensfield in the UK Heartbeat series, to see filming locations aplenty. Harry Potter fans are also in for a treat, as you’ll visit the railway site that doubled as Hogsmeade Station in the films.

Finish on a high note, traveling via steam train across the moors to Pickering. From here, it’s back on the coach to York.
Locations visited
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Goathland Station
St. Mary's Church
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Overview
See North Yorkshire’s countryside and coast on a day trip from York. Giving a great overview of the northern county’s delights, the day trip takes you to more sites than you’d manage to see alone. Explore market towns such as Helmsley, the North York Moors National Park, Whitby, and filming locations in Goathland — it’s a treat for Heartbeat and Harry Potter fans alike. Finally, finish with a steam train ride across the moors.
Highlights
  • Travel around North Yorkshire in comfort by climate-controlled minivan
  • Hear the history of the region as you travel from an onboard guide 
  • Start and finish at a convenient location in the center of York city
  • Discover filming sites from Harry Potter with the help of your guide
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Reviewed yesterday
Our favorite day in the UK

We had a great experience with our tour! Our guide, Peter, was knowledgeable and friendly. We felt like we had the right amount of time at each of the tour spots. Our tour featured the picturesque village of Helmsley, tiny and charming Hutton-le-Hole, a stop...More

Thank sarah2015125
Reviewed 3 days ago
AMAZING DAY OUT

We were a party of five adults and two small children on a four day break to York. As one of the group was a steam train enthusiast, I decided to book this particular trip. Chris was a brilliant driver and his vehicle was immaculate....More

Thank david b
Reviewed 1 week ago
A Great Day Out from York

The tour began with torrential rains, thunder and lightening, but this ended by the time we reached the ruins of Blyland Abbey and then the lovely market town of Helmsley. The sun came out and the rest of the day was glorious with the tour...More

Thank BMSO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
North York Tour

Comfortable minivan trip with informative friendly driver/guide. Lots of interest in the trip. Good value. Would recommend.

Thank Roy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Well planned, extremely knowledgeable

Unfortunately I didn't catch the name of our guide but he knew so much! He and his driver were friendly and professional and the tour ran without any glitches. We were warned that we may not see the steam train but then they went above...More

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I am not the operator. We joined the tour close to the Minster in York.
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