Situated just outside Pickering with so much to see and do on our doorstep that you may get stressed trying to choose! Stepping outside our gate you are already at the start of one of the many local walks. You can walk right into the North York Moors National Park from here. There are 'back in time' experiences like Beck Isle Museum, Ryedale Folk Museum at Hutton le Hole, Eden Camp and of course the most popular attraction for visitors to Pickering - The North York Moors Railway with the station just ten minutes walk away (view the trains from our garden). 23 miles South West you will be in the historic city of York with endless things to see and do. If you wish to visit coastal seaside towns you can choose between Whitby or Scarborough both have historic interest in the Abbey at Whitby and Scarborough Castle and a history of fishing, Scarborough has its Gardens and Whitby the Captain Cook Museum. getting to the coast will take you 30 to 35 minute drive through picturesque villages or over the moors and through the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. If you enjoy historic sites and houses we are close to Nunnington Hall, Scampston Hall and Castle Howard. Helmsley Castle and Rievaulx Abbey are half an hour away and short drive will take you to an old roman site at Cawthorne or what remains of a roman road. Lots to keep you coming back!!
Hutton Le Hole, a very picturesque village is home to the Ryedale Folk Museum - well worth a visit.
Rosedale Abbey nestled in the dale this village is a good place to commence walks on the moors.
Turn right out of our drive and follow the road through Newton Rawcliff which takes you across the moors towards Whitby. This is a very lovely route known locally as the Roman Road. Drive carefully as the sheep have access to the road and use it frequently!!!
For breath taking views of the Yorkshire country side a visit to Sutton Bank is a must. Park at the informative visitors center and take the circular walk along the escarpment. You may be lucky enough to see a glider take off as there is an aerodrome on the top of Sutton Bank.
Whitby - Captain Cooks Museum, Whitby Abbey, The Dracula Experience
Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay - old smuggling coves just oozing character.
Scarborough - All the fun of a traditional seaside town. Walk from the Spa in South Bay to the Sea Life Sanctuary in Scalby Mills. If your feeling less energetic stroll around Peasholm Park - don't miss The Glen Walk - Very tranquil. For history buffs Scarborough Castle is a must to visit.
Filey - seaside fun on a smaller more sedate scale. This little town has some nice shops selling clothing, decor items, antiques and collectibles.
Bridlington - A large town with a fun fare on the sea front, a lovely wide esplanade. For something different visit Sewerby Hall and Gardens - a stately home with a small zoo.
Bempton Cliffs - a bird sanctuary run by RSPB.
Scarborough Fair Collection - This is found at the Flower of May Holiday Park. A fascinating museum displaying fair ground organs and showman's engines.
Pickering has a wide range of restaurants and coffee shops. There is something to please every pallet - 3 Pubs serving food, 3 Indian restaurants, an Italian restaurant, Cantonese restaurant, a Bistro, Fish and Chip restaurants and traditional English fare is served at the Forrest and Vale. That is just in the vicinity of the Market Place!! If you are happy to drive out of Pickering there are lots of lovely country pub / restaurants. Click here to see a list with contact details.
There is a taxi service operating in Pickering if you would like to walk down (15 Minute stroll) and ride back or ride both ways!!!
For those who prefer not to venture out we can provide evening meals - by pre arrangement - or you can have a snack from our Tea Garden menu (only available between April and September).
The North York Moors Railway - www.nymr.co.uk
The Parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul - www.pickeringchurch.com
The Beck Isle Museum - www.beckislemuseum.org
Pickering Castle - www.castlexplorer.co.uk
Rydale Folk Museum - www.rydalefolkmuseum.co.uk
Eden Camp - www.edencamp.co.uk
Helmsley Walled Garden - www.helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk
Castle Howard - www.castlehoward.co.uk
York Minster - www.yorkminster.org
Visit York - www.visityork.org/explore
Ghost Hunt - www.ghosthunt.co.uk
York Boat - www.yorkboat.co.uk
Jorvik Viking Centre - www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk
York Racecourse - www.yorkracecourse.co.uk
National Railway Museum - www.nrm.org.uk