The 10 Best Things to Do in Pickering, United Kingdom (UK)

August 8, 2017 Merry Kessler

Discover the best top things to do in Pickering, United Kingdom (UK) including Beck Isle Museum, St Peter's & St Paul's Church, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Dalby Forest, Pickering Castle, Cropton Brewery, Gillies Jones Glass, Market Cross, The Flea Market, Pickering Memorial Hall.
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1. Beck Isle Museum

Pickering, Pickering YO18 8DU, England +44 1751 473653
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5 based on 301 reviews

Beck Isle Museum

Housed in what was intended to be England's first agricultural college, this fine historic building is Pickering's hidden gem. We have 27 areas of displays, covering aspects of local and social history. Thousands of objects are thoughtfully displayed in re-created period shops throughout the building. On our special event days we have a number of working craftspeople, demonstrating printing, rag-rugging, lacemaking, quilling, spinning and butter making. Get hands on in the Activities Room with a range of Victorian games and creative activities for children from dressing up to drawing. On a sunny day enjoy a picnic at our riverside picnic area. We are open 7 days a week from February to November. See website for times and prices.

Reviewed By Katherine A - Christchurch, Dorset

Just happened to come across this museum and visited out of curiosity. What a find! It is impressively large with an assortment of all sorts of artifacts that give an idea of what lie would have been like years ago. Nostalgic in some parts of...MoreWe are pleased you found our museum interesting, we have many thousands of exhibits on display, many of our visitors utilise the free return within 12 months to complete their tour.

2. St Peter's & St Paul's Church

Hall Garth, Pickering YO18 7BE, England +44 1751 472983
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4.5 based on 200 reviews

St Peter's & St Paul's Church

The mediaeval church of St Peter and St Paul sits at the heart of the North Yorkshire market town of Pickering. The church is best known for its collection of 15th century wall paintings - regarded as one of the most complete sets of mediaeval wall paintings in England - and the fascinating story of their rediscovery in the 19th century. The church is home to a large and active congregation which continues to meet here daily for the worship of God. Visitors are welcome between 9am and 5pm each day.

Reviewed By RamonaL34

The St. Peter’s & St. Paul’s Church is such a beautiful church. We visited right after Christmas. The tree was still up and it looked so pretty with all the white lights.
On the outside of the building they have some gorgeous grotesques and gargoyles. I was really impressed. If you appreciate them, try to take about 5-10 minutes to have a walk around outside and really look at them.
The inside of the church is lovely. They have some great brochures available and a nice selection of books to purchase if interested. One thing that stuck me and it could be that we were there at an off time, but if you are going to spend some time inside take a coat/warm clothes. It was a little chilly, but don’t let that turn you away. It is a wonderful place to visit.

3. North Yorkshire Moors Railway

12 Park Street | Pickering Station, Pickering YO18 7AJ, England
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the world’s greatest heritage railway experiences with thrills and education at its heart. Climb on-board a steam or heritage diesel train on one of the earliest and most historic lines. Experience 24 miles of Yorkshire’s amazing scenery at this must-see visitor attraction. We will take you on a journey you can’t even imagine! Explore the Railway • Pickering Station is a must-see 1930’s themed station that will transport you back in time to the locomotive steam era. • A must-see is the celebrity station, Goathland, which became Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film. • Explore Grosmont Station which is home to the operating and engineering world of the NYMR. If you are lucky you might be able to catch a sneaky peak at the work taking place on our engines! • Visit Whitby with its narrow streets and bustling harbour overlooked by the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey. • Explore Levisham Station which is surrounded by the North York Moors.

Reviewed By r00t60 - Scunthorpe, United Kingdom

We visit the NYMR as a couple and dined on the Pullman train. Forget all the jokes about B.R. catering, this was first class food and first class service. I had melon & Parma ham for starter which was very tasty and well presented. For...MoreThank you so much for your lovely review of our Pullman Dining Service. We're very pleased to hear that you had such a brilliant time and hope to be able to welcome you back in the future.

4. Dalby Forest

Thornton le Dale | North York Moors National Park, Pickering YO18 7LT, England +44 1751 472771
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4.5 based on 791 reviews

Dalby Forest

Reviewed By Vonny44 - York, United Kingdom

Visited Dalby Forest today just to see the snow. We walked the dog for a couple of hours and it was lovely. We often go biking in Dalby and can’t fault it. However I did think that £9 to park today was a little expensive for a visit lasting 2 hours and the road was closed just beyond Go Ape.

5. Pickering Castle

Castle Road, Pickering YO18 7BA, England +44 1751 474989
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4 based on 369 reviews

Pickering Castle

Reviewed By Sue H - Solihull, United Kingdom

Visited here while on holiday in Pickering. We enjoyed exploring the grounds and Reading the information boards. Interesting place, and the views of the surrounding countryside are very good from the towers. As we are members of English Heritage we did not have to pay.

6. Cropton Brewery

High Street, Pickering YO18 8HH, England +44 1751 417330
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4.5 based on 99 reviews

Cropton Brewery

Reviewed By WaterlooBoy - East Yorkshire

We loved it, The Cropton Brewery and adjoining New Inn Pub - Correct address is (The Great Yorkshire Brewery Main Street Cropton North Yorkshire YO18 8HH)
Entertaining tour with knowledgeable Janet who pull your leg as well as pull you a pint.
Good meals Fine Ales Great staff. I advise you put it your must do list.

7. Gillies Jones Glass

The Old Forge | Rosedale Abbey, Pickering YO18 8SA, England +44 1751 417550
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5 based on 36 reviews

Gillies Jones Glass

Gillies Jones Glass is a contemporary glass studio open to visitors year round. Whether you are staying in Rosedale, visiting for the day to enjoy the fresh air, tranquility or the great walks a visit to the studio is a must, where you can enjoy a permanent, colourful exhibition of contemporary studio glass inspired by the elemental beauty of the moors.Find Gillies Jones tucked away behind the village Church yard 100m from the village green.

Reviewed By claimaday - Faversham, United Kingdom

Individual glassware creations fired on the premises, designs heavily influenced by Scandinavia but with the artisans' own "handwriting" and skill provides just unique pieces. That apart, the artists accept commissions for special work, at a price. It is the amount of trained human endeavour in each piece which surely justifies the price tags, something we found to appreciate in an otherwise world of mediocre mass production.

8. Market Cross

Smiddy Hill, Pickering YO18 7AN, England
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5 based on 12 reviews

Market Cross

Reviewed By n0rm55e - Pickering, United Kingdom

A well kept garden with benches to sit down. Tubs and floral borders are well kept and colourful. In the spring it's also a delight. Love to sit here and people watch or enjoy an ice cream.

9. The Flea Market

33-34 Market Place | In Between the Newsagents & Boots the Chemist, Pickering YO18 7AE, England +44 7393 116961
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

The Flea Market

The Old Flea Market in Pickering is a delightful indoor market place, with antiques, and gifts. As well as traditional nearly new stalls at the front, there are shops selling gifts, aromatherapy, crystals, toys, and lots lots more !

Reviewed By Christopher C - Selby, United Kingdom

A great range of stalls under one roof. The stallholders are friendly and ready to Help. Easy access just off the main shopping street. Disabled access. Always something different to see no matter how often you visit.

10. Pickering Memorial Hall

Potter Hill, Pickering YO18 8AA, England +44 1751 477522
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Pickering Memorial Hall

Reviewed By kevin d - Pickering, United Kingdom

The building is multifunctual as you enter there is a great second hand book stall ...excellent value. Enter the main hall and look up above the door .There is a wonderful painting by Rex Whistler which he did when stationed in Pickering in the second World War. If you have time pop across the road to the Beck Isle Museum to learn the history and see some other works by him.

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