Pickering UK

Pickering is a delightful bustling market town located on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Surrounded by breathtaking countryside it is an ideal location to stay and experience the natural wonders of North Yorkshire.

The famous North York Moors Steam Railway commences at Pickering and journeys through a number of stunning little villages on its way up into the moors and on to Whitby. A short trip on the railway is perfect for experiencing the picturesque diversity of the Yorkshire countryside from the stretches of lush green fields to the heather covered moor land. For walkers there are numerous signed paths leading from Pickering ranging from gentle meandering trails to more difficult long… hikes.
There is a regular market in the town and plenty of shops and galleries to visit. During the summer months the town comes to life with a number of art exhibitions, war enactments and traditional country fairs.

Pickering has a very long and rich historic background and there are a number of interesting sites for visitors to explore. Located in the nearby town of Malton, the unique award winning war museum at Eden Camp offers visitors a multi-sensory and lifelike experience and is easily accessible. The Beck Isle museum which is located in the centre of the town is well worth a visit to gain a more comprehensive insight of the town’s history. The stunning stately home of Castle Howard and the coastal resorts of Robin Hoods Bay, Filey, Scarborough and Whitby are also within easy reach.

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