Things to do
Pickering is an ideal centre for savouring all of North Yorkshire’s delights – a gentle stroll or a serious hike – Dalby Forest, the North Yorkshire Moor National Park or the Coast. Historic Houses such as Castle Howard, historic sites such as the abbeys at Rievaulx and Byland, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, the coastal towns of Whitby, Flamborough, Filey or Scarborough. The city of York or a variety of museums such as Eden Camp or activities such as GoApe or Flamingoland, and much more. We are only a 20 minute drive from the Yorkshire Wolds, the inspiration for the David Hocknet exhibition at the Royal Academy, and a further 30 m inutes will take you to Hull
All these attractions, and many many more are between a three minute walk and a half hour drive from 17.
At 17 we offer safe parking for cycles, with hose washing facilities in the courtyard. The Moors and Coast region of Yorkshire offers some of the finest walking and cycling in Britain, with that in mind we have drying and storage facilities for outdoor clothes and cycles
North Yorkshire has amazing produce and some outstanding places to eat. We have not sampled them all(yet) but places you might like to eat during your stay with us include the newly openned Talbot Hotel in Malton(Executive Chef James Martin), the Star Inn at Harome and the Black Swan at Oldstead.
To help you organise your visit here are some web site addresses:
www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com Discover Whitby and Scarborough
www.moors.uk.net explore the North York Moors National Park
www.york-tourism.co.uk what to see and do in York
www.castlehoward.co.uk one of Britain’s finest country houses
www.edencamp.co.uk housed in the grounds of an original WW2 POW camp, a unique museum
www.english-heritage.org.uk from the ruins of Whitby Abbey to the castles of Pickering and Scarborough
www.nymr.co.uk across the road from us – now with through trains to Whitby
www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk set in the picturesque village of Hutton le Hole
www.forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest 8000 acres of woodland reacreation on our doorstep
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-nunningtonhall Nunnington Hall and Rievaulx Abbey
www.yorkshirelavender.com breathtaking views from these lovely gardens
www.castlesandgardens.co.uk Yorkshire’s great historic buildings
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For all things happening in Ryedale www.visitryedale.co.uk
Something for all outdoor types from walking and cycling to the more extreme.
www.snaintonridingcentre.co.uk horseriding and treking
www.kirbymoorsidegolf.co.uk walking following a white ball
www.purplemountain.co.uk cycle hire for woodland trails and extreme tracks
www.goape.co.uk me Tarzan you Jane – definitely for swingers!
Favourite Eating Places
During the day we have a huge range of cafes and tea rooms from which to choose. The Black Swan in Pickering is run by Phil and Gill, who brew there own beer and offer diners additional choice. Willowgate Bistro in Pickering is new and getting rave reviews. It is small with a short menu but always good, not fine dining but a great addition to the town. We enjoy Spice4U in Pickering but it can be very busy and noisy. The Sun in Pickering is an excellent pub for a good ale and a slice of Pickering company. They also do live music in their garden on a regular basis. The Bay Horse in Pickering is in new hands and the pub/restaurant food is a good addition to the food offer in town.
The market towns of Pickering, Malton and Helmsley all have a selection of independent specialist outlets, farmers and weekly markets, craft shops and galleries. Many of the areas traditional villages also have there own bake house, butcher and organic vegetable outlet, indeed it is difficult to drive more than a few miles without the signs of a roadside entrepreneur catching your eye. Whitby and Scarborough cater for the needs of the modern tourist whilst still offering fresh fish on a daily basis. The walled roman city of York with its beautiful architecture provides all the High Street names, a designer outlet and wide selection of high quality specialist shops.