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North York Moors and Whitby Tour from York

Activity provider: Yorkshire Day Tours

North York Moors and Whitby Tour from York

Activity provider: Yorkshire Day Tours
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Discover the best of North Yorkshire's villages, market towns and moorlands on a full-day tour to Whitby, Helmsley, North Yorkshire Moors National Park and more.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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  • See the best of the North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby in a day
  • Travel over the famous moorlands and stop to enjoy the sumptuous views
  • Explore Goathland, filming location for Heartbeat and Harry Potter
  • Enjoy tasty fish and chips in the scenic seaside town of Whitby
Full description
See the best of Whitby and the North Yorkshire Moors on this fascinating and exciting full-day tour to one of Britain's most scenic areas. See the charming market town of Pickering before heading off the beaten track into the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, where there will be plenty of chances throughout your day to capture memorable photos and time to enjoy the picturesque scenery. Visit the scenic moorland village of Goathland and see the station turned into ‘Hogsmeade’ for 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone'. Discover the traditional seaside town of Whitby, enjoying a lunch of fish and chips and then taking a stroll along the harbor or visiting the dramatic ruins of Whitby Abbey, which was the inspiration for the novel ‘Dracula’. Drive through more classic Yorkshire countryside as you make your way through Egton and Egton Bridge towards Glaisdale. This peaceful village is home to Beggers Bridge, a 17th-century bridge with a fascinating romantic story behind it.  Enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views on the moorlands before stopping to view a collection of historic furnaces and explore the quaint market town of Helmsley. Visit the bustling market square, dramatic castle ruins, charming tea rooms or inviting inns.
  • Transport in a 16-seater minibus
  • Knowledgeable driver and guide
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

This tour will start opposite Dean Court Hotel in Duncombe Place next to York Minster, Y01 7EF at 9:15 AM. The pickup point is in the heart of city, approximately 10 minutes walk from York Railway Station.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5
  • Routes are subject to change without notice and the vendor reserves the right to alter tours in the event of severely inclement weather, traffic congestion or for operational reasons
  • Food and drinks are not included in the price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 189 reviews

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We met the tour bus just by York Minster. Our driver, Trevor, was there and greeted us kindly. It was easy check-in and boarding. We went to a 12th century abbey, small shopping towns at Helmsley and Whitby, and across the Moors. The stops were short, but enough time to get a look at things. Trevor was very knowledgable and gave us history of the areas as we traveled. Trevor was a good, safe driver along the roads. We loved the moors (great views) and Whitby. We ate lunch by the water and walked up to the pier, stopping in some shops. Plenty of stops for the toilet too. It was just such an enjoyable day and great to relax on the bus after walking around places. For tourists, it was nice to be able to see the area without navigating the roads ourselves. Excellent choice for York visitors and anyone looking for a nice day out!

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June 24, 2022

This tour was very enjoyable. We were able to see sights we never would have on our own. The driver and guide, Trevor, was excellent and his knowledge of the area extensive. He made everything interesting. There were plenty of stops to and from Whitby. I now have more respect for the moors.

June 16, 2022

Had a lovely day out travelling through the North Yorkshire Moors. Our guide and driver Lee arrived on time and provided us with useful information throughout the journey. Loved that he was super knowledgeable and passionate about Yorkshire. He was really friendly and always told us how long we had at each destination. We enjoyed our extra stop at Byland Abbey and Helmsley was a lovely little village to have a quick wander around. Our drive through the Moors was impressive, not the right time of year for the heather to be flowering but couldn't get over the vastness of the area. Would have liked a bit longer than 2 hours in Whitby but understand that we had a schedule to stick to and still managed to see the Abbey and grab fish and chips in that time. Steam train lovers will enjoy the stop at Goathland and we passed through Heartbeat territory too. Lee got us back into York bang on time.

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May 10, 2022

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