March 21, 2021 by Christina Nixon

The small, beautiful village Goathland has attracted visitors since the 19th century but its popularity grew after it became the filming location for the TV series “Heartbeat” (the village was named ‘Aidensfield’) and the “Harry Potter” movies (‘Hogsmeade’).

March 14, 2021 by Christina Nixon

Inspired by a legend, Robin Hood’s Bay village has a specific fairytale appeal. Located five miles south of Whitby and 15 miles north of Scarborough, the small fishing village is a true gem of the Yorkshire Coastline.

March 7, 2021 by Christina Nixon

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Travel

Discover Goathland – North York Moors Villages

The small, beautiful village Goathland has attracted visitors since the 19th century but its popularity grew after it became the filming location for the TV series “Heartbeat” (the village was named ‘Aidensfield’) and the “Harry Potter” movies (‘Hogsmeade’). More than that, the 70ft (21m) high Mallyan Spout waterfall can be …

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Robin Hood’s Bay Village – At A Glance

Inspired by a legend, Robin Hood’s Bay village has a specific fairytale appeal. Located five miles south of Whitby and 15 miles north of Scarborough, the small fishing village is a true gem of the Yorkshire Coastline. It is picturesque, with quaint cottages, cobbled streets, interesting attractions and perfect for …

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Ravenscar Seal Colony – North Yorkshire Wildlife

According to Discover Yorkshire Coast, Ravenscar is trully an intriguing place, perfect for hickers and fossil hunters to explore, mostly due to its dramatic clifftop views and rocky beach coves. Up on the clifftop you’ll also find the popular Raven Hall Hotel, which was once the home of King George …

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Netflix’s “Munich” Spy Thriller – On Set Photos

Based on the book by best-selling author Robert Harris, Netflix’s “Munich” spy thriller starring Jeremy Irons was filming in Liverpool, UK last month. The film is set with Europe on the brink of the second world war. Beginning in 1938, when Neville Chamberlain secured the Munich Agreement with Hitler, Munich follows two …

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North York Moors: Mallyan Spout Waterfall

The picturesque Mallyan Spout waterfall is an attractive place to visit when you pass through Goathland. The deep forested valleys provide stunning scenery and attractive walks for visitors. Hotels were constructed at both ends of the village to accommodate travellers who come to view the waterfall in the North York …

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Filming Location: Harry Potter’s Goathland Train Station

The Harry Potter’s Goathland Train Station from North Yorkshire, England became famous after being the filming location for Hogsmeade Station and the Hogwarts Express in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Filming of the movie began on 29 September 2000 at Leavesdon Film Studios and principle photography took place at Goathland …

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Steampuss Cat Lounge – The Cat Café Popularity

Cat cafés became tourist attractions in Taiwan, when the world’s first Cat Café was opened in 1998 in Taipei. Not long after, the popularity of the concept evolved in Japan and “Neko no Jikan” was opened in Osaka in 2004. In Scarborough, UK the only Cat Café is the Steampuss Cat Lounge, …

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Whitby Abbey – Visiting The Ruins That Inspired Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”

Overlooking the harbour, Whitby Abbey is both fascinating and mysterious, offering some stunning views to those ready to explore the ruins. Dating back to around 657AD, the monastery was founded by St Hilda and it’s been a bustling settlement, a kings’ burial place, the meeting place of Celtic and Roman …