Attractions and Places of Interest

When you are planning a visit to the area you will soon realise there is an abundance of attractions and things to see and do please. 

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Being right in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Goathland is the ideal base for exploration. The historic fishing town of Whitby is only 9 miles away, steeped in history with many claims to fame such as Bram Stokers' Dracula. Whitby is home to the magnificent Whitby Abbey and the 199 Steps. Tall ships like HM Bark Endeavour & the Grand Turk can often be found docked in the harbour in tribute to Whitby's greatest seafarer Captain James Cook. Whitby is also host to several Gothic Weekends and events. Adventure further along the rugged coastline to discover the idyllic fishing villages of Robin Hoods Bay, Staithes and Runswick Bay, Where cobbled streets of old and smugglers can be found! Take a nostalgic trip on the North Yorkshire Moors steam railway which runs between the village of Grosmont and the market town of Pickering, Goathland has it own station, this was used as "Hogsmeade Station" in the "Harry Potter" Film.

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