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9. The village of Goathland

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See also A walk from Goathland to the Roman Road

It is pleasant but busy village in the summer because its tourist attraction status has been much enhanced by the (Yorkshire Television)/ITV's TV '1960's' set series "Heartbeat". However, it is good starting point for several really nice walks in the surrounding country side. (see page 17-18)

St Mary's Church Goathland built in 1896.

Goathland Village: St Mary's Church Goathland built in 1894-1896 by W.H. Brierley, on the site of a medieval church.

 

The Millenium Window in St Mary's Church, Goathland made of characteristic scenes and local characters.

 

The neat and simple interior of St Mary's Church, Goathland, as the local male voice choir, 'The Dalesmen Singers' arrive to give a concert in 2014.

 

For Yorkshire TV's drama series Heartbeat Goathland becomes 1960's Aidensfield.

Goathland Village: Scripps Garage, featured in Yorkshire TV's drama series "Heartbeat" Goathland becomes 1960's "Aidensfield".

 

The splendidly restored Goathland Station is an important stop on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Goathland Village: The splendidly restored Goathland Station is an important stop on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (see page 20).

 

A bit of shunting on view for one of the LNER gala days.

Goathland Village Station: A bit of shunting on view for one of the LNER gala days.

 

Station Shop - Goathland, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, Northern England

A busy Station - Goathland, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, Northern England

Steam Train approaching from Grosmont - Goathland Station, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, Northern England

Goathland Village: The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway runs steam trains on the wonderfully scenic line from Whitby-Grosmont-Goathland-Pickering. There is a cafe in the old goods shed by the footbridge and the shop on the other platform of Goathland Station sells drinks and snacks and note the lovely purple heather of the surrounding moorland.

The Goathland Hotel aka 'Aidensfield Arms' - Goathland, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, Northern England

The countryside around Goathland, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, Northern England

Aidensfield's Scripps Garage and Funeral Services' - Goathland, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, Northern England

Goathland Village: If you have had enough of the steam locomotive trains, walk up through Goathland Village which at times acts as the film set of the UK ITV drama series called "Heartbeat" where Goathland becomes 'Aidensfield' and the Goathland Hotel becomes the 'Aidensfield Arms'. On the left is 'Aidensfield's Scripps Garage and Funeral Services'. There also glorious walks over the surrounding countryside and return to the Goathland Hotel (above left) for refreshment.

The Goathland Tea Rooms and Garden - Goathland, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, Northern England

ITV1's film set 'Aidensfield Stores' - Goathland, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, Northern England

St Mary's Church - Goathland, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, Northern England

Goathland Village: The Goathland Tea Rooms and Garden is next to the UK ITV1's "Heartbeat" film set 'Aidensfield Stores' and further up the road is St Mary's Church of Goathland. Unfortunately ITV is axing the series! but there still lots of glorious walks over the surrounding countryside.

See also A walk from Goathland to the Roman Road

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