This moorland village, 8 miles southwest of Whitby, has a charming 1865 train station that was the location for Hogsmeade Station, where students bound for Hogwarts disembarked in the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The 18-mile-long North Yorkshire Moors Railway, between Grosmont and Pickering, passes through picturesque towns and moorland. The route of the steam-powered trains extends to Whitby twice daily.
Pickering Station, Park St., Pickering, YO18 7AJ. 01751/472508. www.nymr.co.uk. £25 round-trip. Late Mar.–early Nov., daily; early Nov.–Feb., some weekends and holidays.