Goathland as a Contrasting Locality

Amenities, shops and tourism

Goathland has evolved into a tourist location, through the use of the village as a location for the popular TV series 'Heartbeat.' There are many of the TV locations to be seen around, the village, for instance, the station is well known to viewers. The village hall, Aidensfield Stores and the local primary school have all been used in the programme.


What do the locals have in the way of amenities?

The village hall is used for a variety of activities, such as sport, art activities and scrabble. There is an outside area for outdoor sports as well. The local primary school uses the village hall for PE lessons - their school is too small!


There are several hotels/ public houses in the village, but in the summer months these are often very crowded with tourists.


Other amenities to be found are:

  • public phone box
  • tea room
  • shops
  • arts and crafts shops/ stalls in the Reading Room
  • church - St Mary's C of E
  • post office
  • public toilets
  • garage (Mostyn's Garage - Scripps Garage in Heartbeat)
  • car park
  • bus service
  • Goathland Station on the North Yorks Moors Railway line


    See the Esk Valley and Chromavision links below for more information about amenities.


    Below is the set of three worksheets which cover the entire walk round Goathland Village. Also included are the I-Spy activity and a simple map for children to add to as they locate relevant features.

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