Took a couple of days out to visit Grosmont, North Yorkshire – What an absolutely fabulous little village with an enormous character.

To top it all it is the home of the North Yorshire Moors Railway with its quaint and authentic 1952 style British Railway Station complete with the smell of the smoke from the burning coal and the steam of the trains provides a truly authentic atmosphere for all visitors, both young and old.

You can also take some time out to visit the authentic engine shed, where the majority of the restoration work is carried out.

And after all that excitement you can visit the aptly named Station Tavern which is an absolutely awesome place to stop off for some liquid refreshments and a bite to eat.

3843121756_de00eec296But of course the highlight of our visit was the sights and sounds of the superbly refurbished steam trains, and if you are as lucky as we were you might even get to see the Sir Nigel Gresley, which still holds the Steam Train Postwar World Speed Record of 112mph, and what an absolutely fabulous sight she is.

Then to top it all off you can take a ride in one of the authentic carriages being pulled by a fabulous steam train and what an absolutely amazing exprience that is, just the sound of the steam train doing all the work makes it worth every penny, with a return trip to Whitby costing only £12.00