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Things to do in Pickering

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theme Park
“Flamingo land is easily accessible from the property and is approximately 40 mins by car. The coast liner bus runs a regular service each day to this full day attraction.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Museum
“An interesting small museum, which despite its size contains so many different exhibits. What makes it so special is the volunteers who are so friendly and full of enthusiasm. It covers virtually every aspect of life in the area and takes you back in time. Well worth visiting if you are in the area and very close to the NYMR station in Pickering.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
“Open 9-5 - nice organic veg etc, and not far off route if coming along a64 (via York)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you're looking for an Indian, then I'd recommend this place. You can get takeaways or dine-in. It's got a great menu with some chef specials and its just a short drive from the barn.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Premise
  • 3 locals recommend
Convenience Store
“A reasonably large Coop in Pickering with large pay carpark plus a few shops for browsing in - small market town.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Ruins of a motte and bailey Norman castle, managed by Historic England (English Heritage)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Premise
“Set in the attractive Moors-edge market town of Pickering; discover how this splendid 13th century castle was used throughout the centuries. This tourist attraction in the heart of the North York Moors National Park has been a royal hunting lodge, holiday home and a stud farm by a succession of medieval kings. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
“We have to honest and tell you that we own it but we also think it is the best restaurant for miles. We serve B'fast Lunch and Dinner and the food is fresh, local, unfussy and well, just pretty good. AA 2 Rosette if that means anything.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Train Station
“An absolute must for any train enthusiast big or small! board at any station but we advise getting to Pickering early and travelling all the way to Whitby, sampling the fish and chips then returning back to Pickering. The moorland views are stunning and we have discount vouchers for all our guests.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“What could be more impressive than a ride on a magical steam train. Leaving Pickering and taking you through beautiful countryside to places like Goathland where you can hop off and explore the not forgotten Heartbeat set. Explore all the independant shops whilst taking in a walk around the castle at Pickering before putting your feet up and relaxing in one of many coffee shops.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“A good local pub, approximately 20 minutes walk from Gumboots & Wellingtons.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“If you're looking for an Indian, then I'd recommend this place. You can get takeaways or dine-in. It's got a great menu with some chef specials and its just a short drive from the barn.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“We own Feast too. Tom and his team have the best cafe food, the best coffee and the best attitude in town. Enough said. Awesome Yorkshire Breakfasts, The best home made Quiche, cakes, Yorkshire Rarebit, Ice-creams. Also Dog Friendly”
  • 1 local recommends
Fish & Chips Shop
“My personal recommendation for a local chippie! A short drive from the barn, so ideal for a takeaway after a long day. There is ample seating inside as well.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“This recently revamped Bar/Restaurant serves fine food, and good home brewed beers”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Excellent local restaurant run by husband and wife couple catering for the vegetarian and fish/meat eaters!”
  • 1 local recommends

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