Attractions

Our cottage is a stones throw away from Pickering which is located between four major Yorkshire towns, Whitby, Malton, Helmsley and Scarborough. Pickering is well known as the southern terminus of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and ‘Gateway to the Moors’.  It is reputed to be one of the oldest towns in the area dating back to 270BC when founded by Peredurus – King of the Brigantes.

The historic town of York is less than half an hours drive away where you can spend the day enjoying our English heritage with attractions like the amazing York Minster or simply enjoy the shopping.

Local Attractions.

  • Castle Howard Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th-century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Dalby Forest Home to some of the best mountain biking in the country and great for all the family.
  • Eden Camp Eden Camp is a multi-award winning Modern History Theme Museum housed within the grounds of an original World War Two prisoner of war camp.
  • Flamingo Land North Yorkshires Number One Theme Park & Zoo
  • Friends of Dalby Forest Friends of Dalby Forest’ is an organisation inaugurated on 7th January 2003. Our aims are to increase knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of Dalby and the surrounding forests, as well as to encourage the involvement of the local community.
  • Go Ape Enjoy Hill-to-Hill zip wires with Stunning Views of the Vale of Pickering.
  • North York Moors National Park All you need to know to enjoy the stunning North York Moors National Park.
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway With our magnificent steam engines, beautiful rural stations and smartly uniformed staff, a visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is like taking a step back in time.
  • Pickering Trout Lake The fishery is primarily geared toward the first time or novice fisher but does also cater for the more experienced visitor.
  • Purple Mountain Dalby MTB Situated in the heart of Dalby for all your MTB needs.
  • Scarborough Castle The ancient and stupendous castle, once the glory, and still the ornament of Scarborough, was built in the reign of King Stephen, by William le Gros; Earl of Albemarle and Holderness.
  • Whitby Abbey Whitby Abbey founded in 657 AD by the Saxon King of Northumbria, Oswy (Oswiu) as Streanshalh (Streonshalh).
  • Yorkshire Coast Visit some of the most stunning landscapes in the country that sit within the Yorkshire Coast.