Originally a  World War Two prisoner of war camp, Eden Camp was built in 1942 to house Italian prisoners of war (PoWs).  The camp is now a privately run museum with the huts full of displays charting the course of the war both for the military and civilians a like.

The Camp is about a 20 minute drive from our self catering cottages in the Vale of Pickering.  With its location, you could visit Eden Camp first thing (doors open at 1000hrs) before heading in to Malton (the food capital of Yorkshire) for lunch in one of the many pubs or cafes.

At its peak, the Camp  housed  around 1200 prisoners at any one time. The Italian prisoners gave way to German POW in the summer of 1944, with the successful Allied invasion of Normandy.  Eden Camp remained operational until 1948, when the last of the prisoners of war were finally released, 3 years after the war had ended.

The camp has lots to offer in terms of information about the war, we would recommend that you try and pick a quiet time, you run the risk of causing a bottle neck in some the huts as you read all the information that is provided.  A good an informative day out.

For more details, visit the Eden Camp website.



Out on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Out on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

A couple of Sunday's ago we took the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) from Pickering, just 20 minutes away from our cottages, to Whitby for a day out.  The service run by the NYMR is called "The Optimist" - a reflection on these Covid induced uncertain times.  The...

Cayton Bay

Cayton Bay

Cayton Bay, with its big beach and views across to the old town area of Scarborough, is 12 miles and just over 20 mins drive away from our self catering holiday cottages.  The large beach at Cayton is perfect for letting the dog off the lead and for kite flying...

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