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Esk Valley Railway

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Address: The Bus & Rail Centre | Whitby Station, Whitby YO21 1YN, England
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Beautiful Train Ride

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
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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 

Thank DalstonBill
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 

Thank John393_13
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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 

Thank David S
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.

Thank nthompson79
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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 

Thank HnS_007
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.

Thank brianthelion
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Its expensive to do the whole journey and takes most of the day if you get on and off. Staff are lovely and helpful if you need help on and off. A brilliant way to see the countryside

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We rented a cottage in Glasidale and decided that it would be ideal to take the train to Whitby rather than drive. The morning journey to Whitby was very good, but the return at 16.00 was ruined by the outrageous behaviour of all the schoolchildren - entirely unsupervised - who, high on fizzy drinks and sweets screamed to each other... More 

Thank David S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Due to hols, last night was our (4 of us) first Music train (MT) eve this summer. Usual DIY picnic tea from M'bro, then from Whitby, Conquest Brewery's Whaler at the bar, & Railroad Hobos (our fave band, from Scarborough) keeping us all happy with some great stuff, many of which have become their/our MT classic singalongs. Toilets up, or... More 

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