Newest Review: ... Whitby. We have taken the train has a trip to Pickering just would not be complete if you didn,t but its quite pricey so be warned! Pickeri... more
PICKERING . N. YORKS.
Member Name: diane60uk
Advantages: ITS CHARM
Disadvantages: A LITTLE ELEVATED AT TIMES
Pickering, North Yorkshire, has been a family favourite for the past two years. It is the home of the north yorkshire railway, and also an area featured in some of the Harry Potter films, and t v programmes like Heartbeat, and The Royal.
We have been lucky enought to rent a beautiful house, opposite, the railway station, much to the delight of the grandsons, who neve r tire of watching those wonderful steam engines chugging their way to Goathland, and Whitby. We have taken the train has a trip to Pickering just would not be complete if you didn,t but its quite pricey so be warned!
Pickering is a lovely little market town, there are some good restuarants, and tearooms, The Beck Isle Museum deserves a paragraph of its own, this is situated just beyond the railway station, it depicts Victorian life, photography exhibits, farming , a lovely Victorian school room, and upstairs you are transported into a bygone era, with an oldie worldie pub, a grocers shop, gentlemans outfitters, dentist a nursery and playroom etc, not to be missed.
During the high season, the Moorsbus, is a boom. family tickets are very reasonable, we havbute spent many happy hours travelling around the Rydale district, stopping off at places of interest, such as Denby, visitors centre, Hutton le hole, Thornton Le Dale, and again not to be missed the Rydale folk museum. the buses run frequently through Pickering, so its not only a great base for exploring the surrrounding areas, but a very nice place in its own right,
The high street is always busy with visitors, bus trips from other districts and of course holidaymakers, there are a good selection of shops, a flea market every day and a street market one day a week,
The only drawback to this town, is that its hilly in places, so for those with mobility problems it can be a bit tricky. However its nice to sit by the stream which runs through the town,, feed the ducks, and just watch the world go by.
We will be back again in August, who wants to suffer the stress of airports, and spend hours getting to destinations abroad, when this little gem is almost on the doorstep.
Summary: well worth a visit