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Pickering

Pickering is Yorkshire’s time-travelling capital, home to the world-famous North Yorkshire Moors Railway, with its iconic 24-mile steam trains journey, and ‘Harry Potter’ train station, ‘Hogsmeade’.
 
An annual highlight is the Pickering Wartime Weekend in October, where the entire town turns the clock back to the 1940s in the largest festival of its kind in Britain. There’s also living history museum Beck Isle Museum, the towering ruins of Pickering Castle (English Heritage), and in the local church are magnificent wall paintings considered to be a masterpiece of European medieval art. Not surprisingly, Pickering’s shopping experience has a distinctly vintage flavour, including the North’s premier Antique Centre, and tea-rooms specialising in traditional recipes.

With the North York Moors and Dalby Forest on the doorstep, Pickering is also a great base for outdoor adventure with shops, bike hire, and some of the region’s leading guides and adventure experts including Forest Holidays, Trailblazer and Gone Mountain Biking.

Where to Stay

 
 
 

What's on near Pickering

Parkrun

Parkrun

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Sat 24 Feb 2018

Every Saturday 9.00am

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

60163 Tornado - The 100mph Engine

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 3 Mar 2018

Ride behind the legendary 60163 Tornado at a much more sedate speed through the beautiful North York Moors National Park. This is a pre-booked event.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

60163 Tornado - The 100mph Engine

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 4 Mar 2018

Ride behind the legendary 60163 Tornado at a much more sedate speed through the beautiful North York Moors National Park. This is a pre-booked event.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

60163 Tornado - The 100mph Engine

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Tue 6 Mar 2018

Ride behind the legendary 60163 Tornado at a much more sedate speed through the beautiful North York Moors National Park. This is a pre-booked event.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

60163 Tornado - The 100mph Engine

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Wed 7 Mar 2018

Ride behind the legendary 60163 Tornado at a much more sedate speed through the beautiful North York Moors National Park. This is a pre-booked event.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

60163 Tornado - The 100mph Engine

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Thu 8 Mar 2018

Ride behind the legendary 60163 Tornado at a much more sedate speed through the beautiful North York Moors National Park. This is a pre-booked event.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

60163 Tornado - The 100mph Engine

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 10 Mar 2018

Ride behind the legendary 60163 Tornado at a much more sedate speed through the beautiful North York Moors National Park. This is a pre-booked event.

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 10 Mar 2018

Malton Monthly Food Market is one of Yorkshire’s most renowned food markets and in December it’s our Christmas Special!

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

60163 Tornado - The 100mph Engine

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 11 Mar 2018

Ride behind the legendary 60163 Tornado at a much more sedate speed through the beautiful North York Moors National Park. This is a pre-booked event.

Ryedale Festival Concert Launch

Ryedale Festival Launch Concert

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 16 Mar 2018

The Ryedale Festival season opens with music of deep happiness: the high spirits of a quartet Mendelssohn followed by the lush romanticism of a magical early piece by Webern.

Thibaut Garcia in Recital

Thibaut Garcia in Recital

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 17 Mar 2018

Hailed as ‘the new face of classical guitar’ after winning every major international guitar competition within the space of a few months, 23-year-old Thibaut Garcia has had the critics reaching for new superlatives,.

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 14 Apr 2018

Malton Monthly Food Market is one of Yorkshire’s most renowned food markets and in December it’s our Christmas Special!

Scampston in Spring

Spring Community Weekend

Malton (7 miles, 11 km)

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Apr 2018

Scampston's doors will open to the local community with free admission to all those with a Ryedale postcode across the weekend

Moors & Shores 2018

Moors and Shores Adventure Cross Sportive

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Sun 15 Apr 2018

Quite simply Adventure Cross events are cross country journeys by bike that are designed to be 100% rideable on either a cyclocross bike or an mtb.

Malton Gin Festival

Malton Gin Festival

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Fri 27 - Sun 29 Apr 2018

A huge selection of Gins from all across the UK and further afield. Gin tastings, gin events, gin talks and much more. Malton Gin Festival is run by the larger than life Jim McMillan, owner of Malton's specialist gin shop.

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 12 May 2018

Malton Monthly Food Market is one of Yorkshire’s most renowned food markets and in December it’s our Christmas Special!

Beertown 2018

Beertown 2018

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Thu 17 May 2018

BEERTOWN is Malton's Craft Beer Celebration, turning the town into a 'Theatre of Beer' - with over 60 of the most exciting beers from the best breweries in the UK and beyond.

Beertown 2018

Beertown 2018

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Fri 18 May 2018

BEERTOWN is Malton's Craft Beer Celebration, turning the town into a 'Theatre of Beer' - with over 60 of the most exciting beers from the best breweries in the UK and beyond.

Beertown 2018

Beertown 2018

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 19 May 2018

BEERTOWN is Malton's Craft Beer Celebration, turning the town into a 'Theatre of Beer' - with over 60 of the most exciting beers from the best breweries in the UK and beyond.

Lobster

Malton Food Lovers Festival

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 26 - Sun 27 May 2018

Set across the streets of Yorkshire’s Food Capital, Malton Food Lovers Festival is a celebration of the finest Yorkshire produce and cooking