Goathland, near Whitby, England: Heartbeat country
Goathland is situated in the county of North Yorkshire, England. I first visited Goathland as a young child, aged around eleven. My school at the time took a day trip to Whitby, which included a few hours stop over at Goathland. At the time it was the early 60s and we had travelled on train to Scarborough, and then on to Goathland.
As a child my memories are off steam trains, plenty of wide open space and far too many sheep. I had assumed that Goathland would be full of goats and was somewhat disappointed with this turn of events. We eat our picnic lunch there, ran about in the sunshine and generally let of our own steam before travelling on to Whitby. I cannot remember if the last part of our journey was by train or not.
These days trains do not run to Whitby and neither do they to Goathland, usually. However, steam trains do tourist trips around this neck of the woods and still pass through Goathland and nearby Pickering. In high season these trains will be more frequent. Read More Here
Flamingo land theme park and zoo: Yorkshire, England attraction
When I was a child this attraction was simply known Flamingo Zoo. It was located within easy reach of Filey, on the North Yorkshire coast and was a fun family day out. Times change though and Flamingo Zoo has certainly come a long way. These days it has a theme park, zoo, attractions, fishing, golf, tennis, a gym, sauna, spa pool, entertainment and accommodation, for those want to visit for more than just a day. It may just be a modern version of Butlins but, it will be a great holiday destination for families.
Address and contact information.
Flamingo Land:-Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, YO17 6UX Telephone:0871 9118000* ; Fax: 01653 668280;
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Withernsea Pier"Withernsea pier was built with wood, steel and iron, back in 1877 at a cost of £12,000 and stood 1,196ft long. The admission price back then was 1 old penny.In October 1880 the ship Saffron hit the centre of the pier taking out a 250ft section. This was repaired using just wood. The Saffron was refloated and can now be found in the Withernsea Lifeboat Museum. An unnamed ship then hit the end of the pier in February 1888, and then it was hit again by a Grimsby fishing boat this reduced the length of the pier to 300ft. In 1893 the Henry Parr hit the Pier and left just 50ft, then when the sea wall was replaced in 1903 the final 50ft was removed. Today all that is left of the 1,196ft pier is the two towers that were at the front of the pier. There is a memorial at the front of the towers, where this information came form". Read More Here