Want to get out and about whilst staying at Eighteen97? It’s easy to make the most of the area from our superb location in the heart of the wonderful North York Moors, just a stones throw from the coast.

Arriving across the North York Moors to Goathland is a splendid experience at anytime of year. View the heatherclad moorland when in bloom, the summer sun across the valley or the rich autumn glow filling the skyline, it is simply magical. You won’t be able to wait to get out and about and explore! Goathland is of course well known as ‘Aidensfield’ from the popular Yorkshire based TV show Heartbeat, still watched 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.  And of course the enormous wall map in our dining room with help too!  For a fun time try out the Goathland treasure trail or for serious hikers there is also a great selection of walks across 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 Pullman Dining Services for that special treat.

Below you will find some highlights and suggestions on how to spend your days and for a great list of whats on in and around the area during your stay do take a look at the North York Moors events list here.


The villages within the North York Moors National Park are full of charm. We have a put together a great guided drive to make exploring easy for you. Showcasing stunning scenery, tempting places to stop off for a bite to eat and some fabulous local craft workshops. You will pass through the perfect picture postcard village of Hutton-le-Hole, home to the Ryedale Folk Museum or for the chocolate lovers amongst you don’t miss Kala King, why not book one of her artisan chocolate making courses?

Or why not explore our fabulous market towns. Pickering, with its castle, intriguing church and NYMR station. Malton, Yorkshires self professed capital of food, with its array of independent shops and producers and in our opinion the cafe with the best chocolate brownie in the world! Helmsley, so pretty with its castle, walled garden and Rievaulx Abbey and Terrace. And whilst you are there don’t miss the award winning national centre for birds of prey, see the amazing birds in flight.


Holidays are all about making memories so why not do something truly magical. Get close up and personal with nature on a wildlife photography tour in a high spec safari style 4X4, all equipment provided (or you can use your own). And you can even be collected for the start of your tour in Goathland!

For the thrill seekers amongst you how about a visit to North Yorkshire Off Road? At the wheel of a modern Land Rover defender you will experience true off road driving, mud, ruts, gullies and rock crawls amongst them and just a few minutes away at Robin Hoods Bay.

Or maybe something a little more serene? How about trekking with llamas at Lealholm? an absolutely unique way to see the moors.

By the sea

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. Or learn more about Whitbys’ heritage at the intriguing Whitby Museum.  Take the coast road in either direction, north to Runswick Bay, Staithes and Saltburn or south to Robin Hoods Bay, Scarborough and Filey.

Further a field

A little further gets you to York and all it has to offer. Historic houses are plentiful too, Castle Howard and Burton Agnes Hall to name just two.

Evening Entertainment

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.  But there are so many more and we are always happy to suggest favourites and share recent guest experiences, see our current views of whats on offer here.  For something different try the theatres in Whitby, Pickering and Scarborough or even see the stars at an open-air concert  or our wonderful independent cinema in Malton. And of course don’t forget ‘fright night’ with a wonderfully spooky and entertaining ghost walk in Whitby or Robin Hoods Bay!

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.