Located in the Harrogate suburbs, Starbeck train station is part of the Northern rail company's route which links Leeds and York. Built in 1848, the station's 2 platforms run eastbound trains every 30 minutes to Knaresborough and hourly to York. Southward trains serve Harrogate and Leeds every half an hour although these services stop after about 6 pm. With very little walking effort a handful of places to eat and drink can be found including the Prince of Wales pub and a Costa Coffee. Also right on the doorstep of Starbeck train station is Farrah's of Harrogate – a sweet store and factory once visited by the queen. Bus services which serve the local area are also within walking distance.
For a far wider choice of amenities and attractions, the riverside town of Knaresborough is just a 5 minute train journey away. Aside from its charming labyrinth of cobblestone streets and ancient stone staircases, Knaresborough's principle draw is Mother Shipton's Cave – the birthplace of a famous 15th century prophetess. A 2 hour scenic walk from here brings you to the spa resort of Harrogate with its Royal Pump Room Museum and Turkish Baths. Those who prefer a less strenuous journey can cover the distance in just 5 minutes by train from Starbeck Station or continue along the line to Leeds. This city, with its rich industrial past which can be explored at the Leeds Industrial Museum, is just a 41 minutes train journey from the railway station at Starbeck. Also on the direct destination menu from Starbeck station – just 35 minutes by train - is the walled city of York with its majestic Minster, the world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre, a plethora of picturesque streets and even the chance to take a scenic river cruise.
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