Goathland is a village deep in the North York Moors, between Pickering and Whitby. It is surrounded by striking, beautiful scenery and has its own station on the North Yorkshire Moors steam railway line.
This picturesque village is the setting for the popular television series Heartbeat, and filming may occasionally be seen throughout the year. Goathland became the fictional village of Aidensfield in the series, set in the 1960s. Many landmarks from the series are recognisable, including the stores, garage/funeral directors, the pub and the railway station. The pub is called the Goathland Hotel, but in the series is the Aidensfield Arms.
The village itself ages back to Viking times with plenty of its curious history still evident and tame black faced sheep still graze the village commons and nearby moorland.
The shops and eateries have a quaint, charming feel that will transport you back in time, while the surrounding countryside will simply take your breath away.
Goathland is an ideal base for walkers, cyclists and enthusiasts of nature or steam engines.