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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  • This is a steam paradise, really helpful platform staff, unfortunately one person in the cafe was very rude, my husband asked for a cappacino she dumped a dollop of chocolate on the top, my husband wh...  more »
  • What an experience, a delightful trip on a steam train from Goathland to Whitby. The station itself is quaint and in keeping with train stations of the early to mid 20th century period  more »
  • We went to visit this amazing station located in a small village in the hills British as mentioned in the Lonely Planet Guide as Hogsmeade station (Harry Potter). It's amazing, Harry Potter, as the whole country, populated by more sheep than people, it seems stuck in the past. Recommend you do store tour of "Center", the most picturesque is a garage that sells everything from ice cream, soft drinks, souvenirs, car repairs and services and funerals.
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  • Good for a quick trip. Be careful to get back on time for the next train or you will be stuck in the small village. 2 hours are more than enough to visit this place.
  • Very nice and well kept olde worldy train station, we just missed the arrival and departure of a steam engine, but as the heavens opened we decided not to try and run to see it. Definitely worth the visit, next time I will check the timetable to ensure we see see it pull in then out. The river adjacent has a couple of lovely waterfalls 👍
  • Very pretty scenery; offset by grumpy "locals" who show disdain towards visitors. "Hey Marge, remember that lovely village where we had a holiday last year? There is a house for sale, why don't we retire there?" ...6 months later... "Look Marge! Bloody tourists again, turning their car around in our street. Bugger off tourists! Go back where you came from."
  • Went on the steam train from Whitby to Goathland, a lovely afternoon out. The station is very well kept, you can sit in a train wagon in the cafe.
  • Beautiful place really well kept,can't help think you are not pushing Harry potter theme more.

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