Pickering North Yorkshire UK

Pickering Castle Entrance

Pickering Castle Entrance

Pickering North Yorkshire UK

Pickering is at the centre of Ryedale, in North Yorkshire. It’s the mid-point between four major Yorkshire towns Scarborough, Whitby, Helmsley and Malton. Beyond Malton is the historic city of York, and beyond Helmsley is Thirsk, further to the coast from Pickering is Filey, Flamborough and Bridlington.

Scarborough and Whitby are two very pleasant seaside towns and great places for days out.

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 skyline of Pickering is dominated by the magnificent spire of the Church of St Peter and St Paul of Pickering, which contains some remarkable 15th century murals. Whilst hidden high above the town, the ruins of Pickering Castle harbour a rich royal history.