Accommodation in and around Pickering includes independent hotels, self-catering cottages, B&B’s, camping, glamping and caravan sites all with high standards and to suit many different pockets.


North Yorkshire Moors Railway, runs through the North York Moors National Park and stops at Goathland, Grosmont and Whitby. Beck Isle Museum and the Saxon Church are highlights of this industrious and lively, historic town and nearby there’s Flamingoland, Dalby Forest with host of activities to enjoy and several ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ locations to see.

Food & Drink

Cafes, Pubs with food, restaurants and takeaway shops offer a wide range of eating out options in Pickering most of which are offer menus with local ingredients. With quality local retailers and traders there’s a definite taste of Herriot Country in the town.


This vibrant market town in Herriot Country boasts interesting attractions, a medieval castle, a hub for the performing arts, abundant with retailers selling fine local produce and is a gateway to the North York Moors National Park.

The North York Moors Railway, Beck Isle Museum and the Saxon Church are highlights of this industrious and lively, historic town and it is a perfect base for visiting the North York Moors for walking, wildlife or simply tranquillity… or for thrills and spills nearby Flamingoland is a family favourite.

Arts and crafts, antiques, gifts, cafés, tearooms, bars and pubs with local ales, a variety of restaurants all add to the flavours of Herriot Country in Pickering where James Herriot would have visited with his family.



Regular buses from the town are available to York (via Malton), Malton, Thirsk, Helmsley, Whitby, Scarborough and Leeds. 
The nearest mainline railway station can be found 8 miles away in Malton, and the historic North Yorkshire Moors heritage steam railway offers a seasonal and scenic route North to Levisham, Goathland, Grosmont and Whitby. 
Nearby towns and cities that are easily accessible from Pickering include: 
Malton – 8 miles 
Helmsley – 13 miles 
Scarborough – 18 miles 
Whitby – 20 miles 
York – 26 miles 
Thirsk – 27 miles