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Esk Valley Railway

The Bus & Rail Centre | Whitby Station, Whitby YO21 1YN, England
+44 845 000 0125
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Railway through the Moors

Lovely views of the Moors, the various villages, the river Esk as it makes its way to Whitby and... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2016
nthompson79
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Solihull, United Kingdom
Great railway across the moors

We got the Esk Valley Railway from Middlesborough to Whitby and enjoyed the scenic views over... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2016
Hannie303
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London
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Reviewed June 28, 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
Reviewed June 22, 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...More

Thank Hannie303
Reviewed June 4, 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
Reviewed February 21, 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...More

2  Thank Peter S
Reviewed October 6, 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

2  Thank Dirne S
Reviewed September 15, 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...More

Thank David S
Reviewed July 4, 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...More

2  Thank Eric S
Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is an excellent Train service that runs into the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors. The trains depart at regular intervals and you can go too and get off at any station on route walk on the moors or visit local places of interest...More

2  Thank davidhector
Reviewed June 14, 2015

Did this on a sunday with a friend and our kids. Middlesborough to whitby and back with friends and family. Alot cheaper than driving and a very relaxed way to spend a sunday afternoon. With the reward of fish and chips at the end. Graham...More

1  Thank Peter K
Reviewed April 5, 2015

Decided to take the children (aged 3 and 6) for a ride on a steam train. Joined train at Grosmount and rode to the next stop at Goathland. Price for a return ticket was £19. Stations were well kept with friendly and knowledgeable staff.

1  Thank Dave Y
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margaret b
October 3, 2016|
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Response from mrfinnegan |
No steep climbs. It goes through the bottom of the Esk Valley!
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doggydaysout
March 19, 2015|
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Response from Eric S |
Lunch or eve meal with good real ales - Eskdale pub next to Castleton Moor station - gives Max time before returning train arrives. Or take picnic & sit by the river, bridge, cricket ground. Grosmont - good pub + steam... More
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