Goathland in North Yorkshire is a very popular tourist destination for more than one reason.
It has been attracting people as early as the 19th century and for possibly slightly older viewers it’s because of the popular TV series Heartbeat. It was filmed here in Goathland and was set in the 1960’s. It followed the lives of the villagers, police and medical staff and the set is still visible to see around the village.
The other tourist attraction that is a must see, is the train station. It was used in the Harry Potter film as the station at Hogsmeade and the station is still in working order and you can take regular trips on their steam trains to places like Whitby.
That’s not all that Goathland has to offer, sat on the North Yorkshire Moors, there are plenty of great walking trails including one to Grosmont, which is a 3-and-a-half-mile hike, and you can even find Mallyan Spount’s 70 ft. waterfall.
There are also some lovely shops, pubs and cafes to visit along the tour of Goathland, and they even host some great events in the year.