Goathland Station, Goathland

Goathland railway station is a station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and serves the village of Goathland in the North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, England. It is famous for appearing as Aidensfield station in the television series Heartbeat, as Hogsmeade station the Hogwarts Express stop in the Harry Potter films, as Mannerton in the TV series All Creatures Great and Small, and in the end of the video of "Holding Back the Years", a Simply Red song released in 1985. Holiday accommodation is available in the form of a camping coach.HistoryThis station is on the deviation line opened by the North Eastern Railway in 1865 to avoid the cable-worked Beck Hole Incline, which was part of the original 1836 Whitby and Pickering Railway route.The original Goathland station was located at the head of the incline, where there are still some Y&NM cottages, together with a single W&P one.
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  • Had to visit here for it's links to Heartbeat and Harry Potter. It was shut when we there, and I guess is really only open if the North Yorkshire railway is running. But it looked good and you could g...  more »
  • We visited here as we heard the steam train "Tornado" was passing through. The morning we visited "the Beast from the East" had visited and the snow was falling quite heavily. However, the atmosphere ...  more »
  • stunning location and steam train was great, the staff all friendly and helpful great scenery wonderful 3 days.  more »
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  • A stunning location in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. A must visit for train fans and especially Harry Potter fans as it was Hogsmeade station in the first film. Wonderfully looked after with many original features lovingly preserved. Best of all, steam trains come through and though worth visiting without they are certainly worth waiting for.
  • It's a cool little bit of the countryside but if your no a gigantic Harry Potter fan then I don't think you can appreciate it as much. There's the cutest little Caffè there. But if your looking for a day out then maybe stop in on your way to somewhere else. It's interesting but not a lot to do.
  • Goathland is a great place, aside from the TV show and movie filming locations in the area, Goathland itself is a beautiful part of the English countryside. I have had the pleasure of riding the trains through here and visiting the station and other areas several times. The station is a perfect spot for some great photos!
  • A must for any Harry Potter fan! This place is simply stunning and the surrounding area is just as beautiful as well. We parked at the car park next to the station and went during the winter season when no services were running. The staff there didn’t mind us at all walking around and taking a few photos. It was immaculately kept!
  • Famous for being Hogsmeade station in the first Harry Potter film. Well kept village station with cafe, toilets and Harry Potter gift shop. Great for walking as you can get up on to the moors from the station. Well worth a visit
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