Known as "The Gateway To The Moors" Pickering is a historic market town nestled on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. It is an ideal holiday destination providing central access to the moors and the coast. The Market Place has an old world charm and the skyline is dominated by the spire of the church of St Peter and St Paul. At the bottom of the Market Place the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway can be found. Hidden high-up towards the north of the town is a 13th century Norman motte-and-bailey castle.
There is a small beck that runs through the centre of Pickering called Pickering Beck (no suprise there then). For the majority of the time it is a mere trickle but after heavy rain it has a tendancy to quickly turn in to a raging torrent sometimes leading to severe flooding. The last bad flooding occurred on the 26th June 2007 at which time we just happened to be on weeks holiday but staying at home. Therefore I was able to get out and take lots of photographs some of which I've added in to the gallery.
Market Day - Monday
Discover Yorkshire - Pickering Flooding 2007
Discover Yorkshire - Pickering, A Visitors Guide
Discover Yorkshire - Pickering 60s Festival
Discover Yorkshire - Pickering War Weekend
Discover Yorkshire - Pickering Steam Fair
Discover Yorkshire - North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway
The following events and visitor attractions are all held or located within Pickering town. When time allows I will create a dedicated article for some of these venues and go in to a bit more detail about them. However in the meantime I will just put a quick description and a link to their website should you wish to discover more.
A 13th century Norman motte-and-bailey castle.
Pickering church is most well known for its famous 15th century wall paintings.
Beck Isle Museum
A social history museum.
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