Railway Attractions

The most famous local heritage railway is the North York Moors Steam Railway, but a good day out can be had travelling through the Esk Valley on the more modern train service.  See below.

Grosmont Station NYMR

Grosmont Station is the closest to Rowan Cottage and although you can catch trains at Whitby and Sleights this is the best place to start your rail journey. Grosmont Station is home to the operating and engineering world of the NYMR. Here you will find the engine sheds where our steam and diesel locomotives are … Continue reading Grosmont Station NYMR

Goathland Station NYMR

A must-see is the celebrity station, Goathland which became Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film and featured as Aidensfield in the ITV programme in Heartbeat. Goathland Tea Room is a converted 1922 style goods shed where you can enjoy light meals and tasty treats! The ‘Rail Trail’ from Goathland to Grosmont combines a … Continue reading Goathland Station NYMR

Pickering Station NYMR

Pickering Station is a must-see 1930’s themed station that will transport you back in time to the steam era.  A highlight of Pickering Station is the magnificent roof structure which was recently re-instated to the same design as the original, built in 1847 by G T Andrews. The station itself is a great place to … Continue reading Pickering Station NYMR

Esk valley Railway

The Esk Valley railway runs from Whitby into Middlesborough and stops at many beautiful places along the way. The Railway’s own website gives the timetables for each station, including Sleights, and walks from each stop. See http://www.eskvalleyrailway.co.uk/line.html for a timetable from Sleights click here http://www.eskvalleyrailway.co.uk/stations/sleights.html the site also gives details of fayres, and places to … Continue reading Esk valley Railway