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Why take the train to Yarm?
Did you know that the picturesque town of Yarm played a very important role in rail history back in 1821? Because it was here, at the George & Dragon Inn, that the decision was made to request parliamentary permission to build the world's first public railway. This lovely little pub still stands today, so be sure to stop off for a drink or two.
In fact, Yarm's railway legacy is evident everywhere - you certainly can't miss the 2,280 foot, seven million brick railway viaduct that cuts through the centre…
Your train to Yarm will drop you in the more modern part of the town, but it's worth taking the short walk north to explore the charming Georgian buildings of the old High Street, where you'll find some fantastic shops and restaurants.