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Address: The Bus & Rail Centre | Whitby Station, Whitby YO21 1YN, England
Phone Number: +44 845 000 0125
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September Steam gala

Went to the steam fair at the end of September.l loved the whole experience it was £30 but it was great to remember the trains from my childhood.we went to Pickering had a stroll... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
suem1977
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Went to the steam fair at the end of September.l loved the whole experience it was £30 but it was great to remember the trains from my childhood.we went to Pickering had a stroll round and a drink in the pub then made our way back to Whitby via the other stations it was exciting to see the engines in... More 

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The line from Middlesborough to Whitby goes down this lovely green rural river valley. As the Esk meanders, the railway itself crosses and criss crosses the river several times. The views from the train window are very English and very picturesque. I suspect autumn golden leaf colours will look great but the green of late summer was fine too. As... More 

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gloucester
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We were staying in Whitby and decided to take the steam train from Whitby to Pickering over the moors - just that it isn't over the moors. We were expecting to gentle climb up and over the moor on the train, but in fact it goes down through the moors, so all you are fields and hills and have to... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

if you go to whitby, try going upto middlesborough on a service train through beautiful countryside, its only a 2 coach local service, but well worth it , we carried on from middleborough to saltburn by the sea, as we were staying near, at skelton in cleveland its a long trip all the way ( 3 hours ), you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

To reach Whitby one choice is to get on the train at Middlesbrough. The faded industrial grandeur is soon left behind and Rosebery Topping comes into view. The train reverses at Battersby and the scenery becomes far more interesting, the train slows regular and stops every five minutes at tiny halts and refreshed stations ideal for walks. Following the valley,... More 

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Thank David S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

As visitors from California, the ability to book tickets on-line is an advantage, even though the North York Moors Railway website is a bit confusing. We travelled with our English family, in a part of 7. Two of the party had mobility issues, but that wasn't an issue - the guard put down a wheelchair/scooter ramp at each stop. A... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Lovely views of the Moors, the various villages, the river Esk as it makes its way to Whitby and plenty of wildlife to spot out the window. Makes the journey part of the holiday.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We got the Esk Valley Railway from Middlesborough to Whitby and enjoyed the scenic views over different parts of the Moors. A wonderful way to see the landscape. During our break, we took the train back to a couple of stations to complete circular walks (walking routes found on the North Yorkshire Moors website) - very handy but make sure... More 

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Birmingham, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Probably more for train lovers than a true touristy thing (that's the North Yorks Moors railway) but get your timings sorted and enjoy a trundle up and down the Esk Valley.

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Hull
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Staying in Whitby we decided to take the train to Danby to visit the Moors Centre which is well worth a visit. This journey is one of the most scenic railway journeys in the country following the river Esk along the valley. The line criss crosses the river many times. This a good journey for nature lovers, pheasants, herons, hawks,... More 

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