The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a popular tourist railway located in North Yorkshire. The steam train takes the tourists on an 18 mile (29 km) journey from a small market town of Pickering to the village of Grosmont and then on to Whitby.
The scenic ride is through the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, which features diverse scenery, with everything from beautiful lakes to forest covered valleys and even some moorland. Along the way there are also numerous beautiful villages in the countryside, which contribute to a truly unforgettable ride.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the oldest historic train lines in the United Kingdom and was completed in 1836 by the orders of George Stephenson.
Today, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the most sought after travel destinations in Yorkshire and England, with more than 330,000 tourists from around the world visiting the destination each year. The train operates daily from about April to October, with hourly departures.
The railway was also used in numerous movies, including the Harry Potter movies, Heartbeat, Possession, and in the Sherlock Holmes television series just to name a few.
Ox Pasture Hall Country House Hotel is located just outside Scarborough and just a short drive from Pickering, where you can catch the train to view some of the most dramatic scenery in Yorkshire and the UK.