Goathland is a picturesque little village situated in the North Yorkshire Moors due north of Pickering. It's 500 feet above sea level and has a history extending back to Viking times. The name Goathland may mean Goda's land, probably a Viking name.
Goathland doubles for Aidensfield, the 1960's setting for the popular ITV police series Heartbeat. As luck would have it, the day we visited, there was an exhibition featuring the antique cars used in the series. You can see some of them next to the petrol station. The following pictures were from several internet travel sites about Goathland and the Heartbeat connection. Though when we visited, it looked pretty much as it did in the pictures.