The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a wonderful way to experience the surrounding scenery for travellers of all ages.
There are over 550 volunteers working on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway – ensuring that it is a fantastic experience for the entire family and offering a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of the surrounding countryside in a traditional and fascinating way.
Once you hop aboard, enjoy 24 miles of beautiful landscapes and travel behind a genuine heritage steam locomotive as you take a step back in time and explore different stations en route, which have been cleverly themed to represent different stages of history.
The original route was planned by the famous engineer George Stephenson and operates in the same way as it did nearly 200 years a go.
Many Attractions of the North York Moors Railway
As well as train travel, there are plenty other things to keep you entertained on your journey. Such as an opportunity to explore or stay in a Railway Camping Coach and chance to enjoy an entirely unforgettable meal in the luxurious Pullman Dining Train. There are special attractions for smaller guests, too, with Peter’s Young Railway Engineers’ Centre providing plenty of fun, as well as live webcam watching at Grosmont Station.
Another benefit of travelling aboard the North York Moors Railway is the contribution you’re making to the organisation. A ride on the train and the associated costs is another step in the preservation of the railway experience.
North York Moors Railway Route
Starting at Pickering Station, the North Yorks rail experience will take you through Levisham, Newtondale, Goathland, Grosmont and finally, Whitby. Along the route there are plenty of opportunities for entertainment. With some stations like Levisham offering a chance to spot local wildlife and others like Grosmont a more traditional feel, with on-platform facilities and a chance to explore the ‘running shed.’
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway route is one of the most accurate examples of traditional steam travel in the world and a chance to celebrate a huge feat of engineering. Not to mention discover the sheer beauty of the surrounding scenery – and all from the doorstep of our North Yorkshire Moors and Coast cottages.