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Private Tour to Whitby and the North York Moors from York

Price USD$508.86


Private Tour to Whitby and the North York Moors from York
Explore the stunning North York Moors on this tailor-made private tour from York (and the surrounding region). Travel through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and visit the fabulous seaside town of Whitby, famous for its association with Captain James Cook and featured in Bram Stoker\'s Dracula, before boarding a steam train for a journey across the majestic North York Moors. You\'ll see the best of the Moors, spend time by the seaside, explore Goathland (the village of Aidensfield in \'Heartbeat\') and visit the charming railway station made famous as \'Hogsmeade Station\' in the Harry Potter films.

This private tour can be arranged from any hotel, guesthouse, B&B or private residence in York and the surrounding region. You\'ll explore the North Yorkshire countryside, you\'ll discover the incredible North York Moors National Park and you\'ll have ample time to discover the seaside town of Whitby with its amazing variety of attractions, stunning coastline and famous clifftop abbey.

On this flexible tour you\'ll head north from York through the farming heartland of North Yorkshire as you travel towards the North York Moors. You can opt for a stop in the quaint market town of Helmsley to explore its medieval castle, historic church and pretty streets, before travelling through the idyllic village of Hutton-le-Hole, one of the prettiest locations in Yorkshire.

Before long you\'ll reach the North York Moors National Park, where your guide for the day will show you some of the finest sights and explain how the Moors came to look as beautiful, rugged and wild as it does. You\'ll have chance to walk across the heather and see the mining, farming and ancient history of the region.

The next step of the journey takes you to the North Yorkshire coastline as you approach the remarkable seaside town of Whitby. You\'ll enjoy as much time as you wish to explore this amazing destination at your own pace. This busy fishing town is home to a breathtaking cliff-top abbey, the world\'s most famous fish and chip restaurant (the Magpie Cafe), a beautiful beach and picturesque harbour. You can learn about Whitby\'s connection to the new worlds at the terrific Captain James Cook Memorial Museum, find out what inspired Bram Stoker to write the Dracula story with a visit to St Mary\'s Church and the Dracula Experience Museum, shop for famous Whitby Jet in the Old Town and take a boat cruise from the harbour to see more of this picture-postcard coastline.

You\'ll leave Whitby at your leisure, travelling into \'Heartbeat\' country to the village of Goathland, nestled at the bottom of a wide valley and surrounded by the heather and hills of the North York Moors. The village is possibly best known for its role as the fictional village of \'Aidensfield\' in Heartbeat, the long-running ITV drama series. Evidence of the TV show are on show throughout the town; you\'ll have chance to visit the Aidensfield Arms, pop into Aidensfield Stores and Post Office and to see what\'s happening at Scripps Garage.

At Goathland station, which was famously converted into Hogsmeade Station for the filming of the Harry Potter movies, you\'ll have chance to explore the charming station before boarding a steam train for a nostalgic steam-hauled journey across the Moors. Snaking through the valleys and heathland of the Moors, you\'ll see this amazing scenery from a different perspective as you travel in restored heritage carriages.

At the end of the line in the medieval market town of Pickering you\'re guide will be waiting to complete your journey home to your hotel or guesthouse.

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Explore the stunning North York Moors on this tailor-made private tour from York (and the surrounding region). Travel through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and visit the fabulous seaside town of Whitby, famous for its association with Captain James Cook and featured in Bram Stoker\'s Dracula, before boarding a steam train for a journey across the majestic North York Moors. You\'ll see the best of the Moors, spend time by the seaside, explore Goathland (the village of Aidensfield in \'Heartbeat\') and visit the charming railway station made famous as \'Hogsmeade Station\' in the Harry Potter films.