Grosmont (pronounced 'Growmont') was once a hive of industry but is now a peaceful village huddled in the Esk Valley. The village owes its size to the discovery of ironstone in 1836, when George Stephenson's original railway from Whitby to Pickering was being built. Although the ironstone industry is long gone, the railway still dominates the village. As well as heritage services on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, there's an adjoining platform for the Esk Valley Railway which runs from Middlesbrough to Whitby, making Grosmont easily accessible by train.
Things to see and do
Take a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. It has its northern terminus at Grosmont, and you can also visit the engine sheds and see the world's oldest passenger railway tunnel, built by railway pioneer George Stephenson.