Pickering is an ancient market town in the county of North Yorkshire. The town sits almost at the centre of the Vale of Pickering and is the official gateway to the Yorkshire Moors.
It's surrounded by a vast expanse of heather, rolling moorland, mature forests and the beautiful Yorkshire Coast. All of which are territory to many stately homes, ancient churches, wonderful beaches and vast rocky expanses. It offers many popular visitor attractions to entertain holiday makers and day trippers alike, all of which make Pickering a perfect location to visit and from which to explore the locations beyond.
Within the boundary you’ll find the Great Yorkshire Forests of Dalby Forest and Cropton Forest. Popular visitor attractions include The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway (the longest steam railway in England) and The Beck Isle Museum, with its unique collection of black and white photography and displays of rural life.
There are a number of arts exhibitions and special themes held in the town and people come from many parts of the world to take part. They include re-enactments, including the now world famous Wartime Weekend, Steam and Traction Engine Rallies, Craft Fairs, Arts Festivals and Theatres. For the adventurer there is everything from gentle country walks to long distance hiking, plus outstanding forest drives through nature reserves, plus some of Europe's best on and off road cycling routes in Dalby Forest.
Pickering is the ideal location for getting away from the hustle and bustle of modern day life.