North East - North York Moors & Coast

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10. Goathland and Mallyan Spout Waterfall

Top 10 ten places to visit in North East England - North York Moors and Coast

Goathland and Mallyan Spout Waterfall

Goathland is a highly attractive village set in open moorland. If it seems oddly familiar its because it’s widely known as “Aidensfield” the fictional village of at the centre of the Heartbeat TV series, while the station doubled as “Hogsmeade” in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Outside summer weekends, when it’s packed to distraction, Goathland can still be a joy to wander, with signposts pointing you to the local sight, the Mallyan Spout, a seventy-foot-high waterfall. This lies half a mile or so from the imposing Mallyan Spout Hotel on the common +44 (0)1947 896486, itself the best place to stay, and certainly the best place to eat and drink.
A gentle path from Goathland runs the mile through the fields to Beck Hole, an idyllic bridgeside hamlet focused on the Birch Hall Inn, a rural pub still doubling as a sweet shop and store, serving great slabs of sandwiches with local ham and home-baked pies.

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