When staying at Eighteen97 bed and breakfast there is so much to see and do in and around Goathland and the North York Moors and Coast it is hard to know where to start but here is a little taster of what is on offer.
Arriving across the North York Moors to Goathland is a splendid experience though out the year, be it the heatherclad moorland in bloom, the summer sun across the valley or the rich autumn glow filling the skyline. Goathland is of course well known as ‘Aidensfield’ from the popular Yorkshire based TV show Heartbeat, still shown around the world, and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway station in the village is known most famously as Hogsmeade from the Harry Potter movies. Or find out more about the Goathland Plough Stots, a traditional longsword dancing team who perform around the village every January and at other times throughout the year.
A stroll across the common, where the sheep and their lambs graze freely, and a little beyond will take you to the Mallyan Spout, a single drop waterfall, quite spectacular after rain and of course a refreshment stop at the namesake pub is always a pleasure! Leaving the village by the old horse railway track takes you first to the hamlet of Beckhole, of Birch Hall Inn fame, an experience not to be missed. A tiny tiny pub, consisting of two rooms, with a sweet shop in the middle and a great place to strike up a conversation with locals and tourists alike.
For walkers and cyclists of all abilities the options are endless, straight from the door of our bed and breakfast and too varied to list but we have a good selection of books and maps to help with your choice. there is also a great selection of walks around the North York Moors.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a fabulous day out whatever the weather. Be it a quick hop to Pickering or Whitby or a rover ticket to enjoy the whole line you will not be disappointed. And don’t forget the lunch and dinner Pullman Dining Services for a special treat.
The surrounding villages are full of charm. Egton with its stepping stones across the river, Grosmont with the NYMR engine sheds and super art gallery and cafes, Danby with the North York Moors Park centre and so many more.
A quick drive or hop on the bus or train gets you to Whitby, with its spectacular Whitby Abbey ruin and eclectic mix of shops and seaside fun. Take the coast road in either direction, north to Runswick Bay, Staithes and Saltburn or south to Robin Hoods Bay, Scarborough and Filey. Inland a short drive gets you to Pickering, a quaint little market town with castle. A little further gets you to York and all it has to offer. Historic houses are plentiful, Castle Howard and Burton Agnes Hall to name just two.
For evenings, village pubs serving good food are plentiful or head for Whitby with its famous Fish and Chip shops and great choice of restaurants. Amongst these you may like to consider The Horseshoe in Levisham ,The Wheatsheaf at Egton , The Board Inn at Lealholm ,The Mallyan Spout in Goathland, or perhaps the famous Magpie Cafe in Whitby. Celebrating? For that really special treat how about a truly memorable dining experience of the North Yorkshire Moors Pullman Dining Train (don’t forget to ask about the option to alight at Goathland Station too!) But there are so many more and we are always happy to suggest favourites and share recent guest experiences. For something different try the theatres in Whitby, Pickering and Scarborough or even see the stars at an open-air concert. And don’t forget our wonderful independent cinema in Malton.
There really is so much to do here in North Yorkshire, but if you are spoilt for choice we are always happy to help with an itinerary for you.