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About Pickering

The enduring popularity of the East Coast of North Yorkshire owes much to the excellent long sandy beaches, while the lure of the wild moorland and its communities never fades. Splendid views can be enjoyed from the steam trains of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, running 18 miles from Pickering to Grosmont. Pickering is the terminus for the railway and there are locomotive sheds and a viewing gallery at the station. As you can imagine, with the trains travelling through such magnificent countryside, this station is never anything less than busy!

Terraces of stout little cottages lead off the main street of this ancient market town, which, with its close proximity to the North Riding Forest Park and the Moors, is an ideal centre to tour from. The ruined walls and towers of the once fine Pickering Castle overlook one end of the town, they date mostly 14th-century. The local parish church has a fine collection of 15th-century wall paintings, for which it is justly famous. A visit to the Beck Isle Rural Life Museum is a must for here the visitor can learn much of local history and folklore.

Other nearby attractions are; Flamingo Land, Eden Camp at closeby Old Malton and Nunnington Hall, owned by the National Trust at Nunnington. Shopping facilities are good and so is the choice of quality inns and public houses. But perhaps, like many others before you, you will require nothing more than peace and solitude and time to explore the wilderness of the forest and the beauty of the endless rolling moorland.

Recommended towns & villages near Pickering


Thornton-le-Dale (48 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of North Yorkshire

(2.2 miles, 3.5 km, direction E of Pickering)

Thornton-le-Dale is a lovely village lying at the foot of the North Yorkshire Moors...


Levisham (19 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of North Yorkshire

(4.8 miles, 7.8 km, direction NE of Pickering)

This beautiful isolated moorland village overlooks Newton Dale; the road plunges down towards the station, a watermill and a church, on Levisham Beck...

Rosedale Barn

Rosedale Abbey (20 Pictures) in the county of North Yorkshire

(8.7 miles, 14.0 km, direction NW of Pickering)

This is a lovely village hidden in a lush green valley landscape of sweeping hillsides, meadows and breathtaking scenery...


Helmsley (172 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of North Yorkshire

(11.5 miles, 18.5 km, direction W of Pickering)

The town itself is very pretty with lots of interesting stone buildings set around a market square where visitors can find attractive craft and gift shops, as well as cafe's and no less than four former coaching inns...

Thomason Foss Waterfall, Beck Hole, Goathland, North Yorkshire Moors

Beck Hole (22 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of North Yorkshire

(11.7 miles, 18.9 km, direction N of Pickering)

A picturesque village near to Goathland..

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Animals at Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo

Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo (4 Pictures)

(2.7 miles, 4.3 km, direction SW)

Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo, situated in Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, stands as a dynamic and multifaceted attraction......

A forest trail, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire

Dalby Forest (17 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.8 km, direction NE)

The Dalby Forest lies in the majestic northern uplands at the edge of North Yorkshire Moors National Park. It is mostly a.....

Eden Camp Museum, Malton, North Yorkshire.

Eden Camp (162 Pictures)

(6.3 miles, 10.1 km, direction S)

Unlike most museums, the Eden Camp Museum is a real living celebration of the nations war-time experiences. This is told through.....

Malton Museum, Malton , North Yorkshire.

Malton Museum (1 Pictures)

(7.6 miles, 12.2 km, direction S)


Slingsby Castle, North Yorkshire

Slingsby Castle (1 Pictures)

(8.5 miles, 13.8 km, direction SW)

The remains of a moat still surround the ruinous Slingsby Castle built for Ralph de Hastings in 1338. Indeed, the moat may well.....

Broughton Bank

North York Moors National Park (91 Pictures)

(10.0 miles, 16.1 km, direction NW)

Many will tell you they have never seen the Yorkshire Moors, yet often you can catch a glimpse of this magical area simply by.....

Castle Howard

Castle Howard (140 Pictures)

(10.1 miles, 16.2 km, direction SW)

Close to the historic city of York is the hauntingly beautiful Castle Howard. This magnificent house was used as the setting for.....

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