A typically scenic village
in the Moors amid fine walking country,
Goathland has become something of a favourite
with TV and movie producers.
Not only is it the location for the TV series ‘Heartbeat’ (as ‘Aidensfield’), set in the 1960s, but also features in the Harry Potter movies thanks to its old-fashioned railway station (‘Hogmeade’), one of the stops on the North York Moors steam railway.
Near the village is the
dramatic Mallyan Spout waterfall and part of
an old Roman road.
The great white domes that rise out of Fylingdales Moor are not alien spaceships but part of Britain’s defence network.
Here you will also find one of the world’s oldest Christian monuments, erected by King Edwin of the Kingdom of Deira in the 7th century.
Goathland is the finishing line of the punishing, 53-mile challenge known as the Crosses Walk in which walkers travel to a number of prominent moorland waymarkers in a single day.