Overview & description
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the world’s greatest heritage railway experiences with thrills and family fun at its heart. Climb on-board a steam or heritage diesel train and experience 24 miles of Yorkshire’s amazing scenery at this must-see visitor attraction.
The North York Moors Historical Railway Trust is a not-for profit charitable organisation run as part of the local community. Day to day operation is carried out by volunteers with railway operations and business experience. Every visitor that travels on the railway helps preserve one of the earliest and most historic lines.
Explore the Railway
Pickering Station is a must-see 1930’s themed station that will transport you back in time to the steam era.
A must-see is the celebrity station, Goathland, which became Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film.
Explore Grosmont Station which is home to the operating and engineering world of the NYMR. If you are lucky you might be able to catch a sneaky peak at the work taking place on our engines!
Visit Whitby with its narrow streets and bustling harbour overlooked by the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey.
Daily running from 3rd April to 29th October 2017. For the latest travel information, news, events and prices check nymr.co.uk before visiting.
Pickering Station is a must-see 1930’s themed station that will transport you back in time to the steam era. A highlight of Pickering Station is the magnificent roof structure which was recently re-instated to the same design as the original, built in 1847 by GT Andrews. The station itself is a great place to pick up a souvenir or you can pop into the traditional railway tea room serving tasty meals and snacks.
The historic market town of Pickering still holds its traditional market every Monday. Around the corner from the NYMR is Beck Isle Museum where you can discover the heritage, history and culture of life in Pickering. Visit Pickering’s 13th century castle originally built by William the Conqueror and don’t forget to head up to the Market Place to browse the many independent shops.
Explore Levisham Station which is surrounded by the North York Moors. Take a trip back in history and experience a 1912 styled railway station which is also home to the NYMR’s artist in residence. During weekends, bank holidays and special events the Weighbridge Tea Hut is open serving tasty snacks and drinks to visitors, walkers and cyclists.
Newtondale Halt (request stop)
Deep in the heart of the North York Moors National Park lies Newtondale Halt. Access to this station can only be made via the NYMR, on foot or with the assistance of a mountain bike which makes it the perfect place to spot some magnificent wildlife. Just let the guard know you intend to disembark and enjoy exploring the quiet and magnificent woodland.
A must-see is the celebrity station which became Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film and featured as Aidensfield in the ITV programme Heartbeat. The charming village of Goathland is just a few minutes’ walk up the bank from the station, with a great range of shops and pubs. You could explore the national park; embark on a country walk along the Rail Trail back to Grosmont or to the Mallyan Spout Waterfall. Goathland Station has its very own shop, and has a tea room which is in a converted 1922 style goods shed.
Grosmont Station is home to the operating and engineering world of the NYMR. Here you will find the engine sheds where our steam and diesel locomotives are maintained and restored. Head through the George Stephenson tunnel built in 1835 and you’ll find yourself at the shed shop. If you are lucky you might also be able to catch a sneaky peak at the work taking place on our engines. The 1952 themed Grosmont Station is the junction where the heritage railway ends and the main rail network begins, connecting both Middlesbrough and Whitby to the NYMR with the Esk Valley Line.
Steeped in history Whitby is known for its quirky narrow streets and bustling harbour overlooked by the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey. Explore the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, where you can learn about the famous explorer's life or visit the Dracula Experience on the seafront.
Staying in Whitby? Climb-on board a heritage train and explore further afield by taking a trip to the market town of Pickering. Trains depart daily form Whitby Railway Station.
Pickering to Whitby Prices from:
Family 60.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children (4-15 years old)
Fares vary throughout the season please check the website nymr.co.uk before visiting. Services often sell out so please book in advance to guarantee a ticket.
Great journey, great day out and great value.
The NYMR offers discounted rates for pre-booked groups of 20 or more. Benefits include reserved seating on the day and a free group organiser place! To book call 01751 472508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A school trip to NYMR offers a unique environment for learning outside the classroom that will challenge your pupils, and fill them with enthusiasm! For more information and to book call 01751 473799 or email email@example.com
Did you know that the NYMR is reliant on volunteers and is a registered charity?
Volunteering is a great new way to make friends, learn new skills and help a great cause. So, whether you are looking to help at one of our stations, work with the public or get up close and personal with our engines, the world’s most popular heritage railway has the perfect volunteer role for you!
Dine in Style
Sit back, relax and enjoy the enchanting North York Moors National Park with friends and family as you experience an unforgettable lunch, afternoon tea or dinner on board the Pullman Dining Train or heritage saloon carriage. With years of catering experience behind us, we pride ourselves on offering the highest quality of service. Experience seasonal menus featuring the best locally sourced food and drink, as you travel on a journey through the heart of our wonderful countryside.
“Wonderful afternoon travelling through lovely countryside. Very tasty lunch served on board the train by an excellent team of waiting staff. Great day out." TripAdvisor, August 2016
Facilities available at North Yorkshire Moors Railway
- On-Site Parking
- Pets Accepted
- Child Friendly
- Annual Pass