Thursday 6th June 2019
Today’s trip started with a coach journey to Goathland, familiar to many as the location for the fictional village Aidensfield in the ITV series Heartbeat.
Goathland also has a picturesque station on the preserved North Yorkshire Moors Railway [NYMR] which allowed an opportunity for the many rail enthusiasts on the tour to photograph and film the locomotives.
From Goathland the coach took us on to Whitby, a beautiful port town. While the tourees went off on their own I had a walk around the town …
… and visited the beach.
However, I chose not to climb the 199 steps up to the church and Abbey ruins as I am saving that treat for when I revisit Whitby with my wife and daughters in a couple of months time.
Instead I did some research to find a good place to take them to for lunch and a beer.
I found a really good, glass-sided balcony with views overlooking the harbour.
From Whitby the tourees and I caught a steam train to Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and from Pickering we travelled back to Harrogate and our hotel by coach. At the hotel I took the opportunity of taking a photograph of a very charming and stylish couple on the tour. Not only were they both extremely smartly dressed in period clothing throughout the whole trip, but they had also travelled up to Harrogate in a classic old Bentley.
Video of the day:
RailDiscoveries Tour Map:
Selfie of the day:
- Welsh Highland Railway & Caernarfon
- Ffestiniog Railway & Portmeirion
- Passau and Home [via Köln]
- London to Munich [for Oktoberfest]