PLACES TO VISIT,

THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO EAT

North Yorkshire and the Vale of Pickering is jam packed with places to visit and activities to do and see all year round.  Whether you like visiting historic ancient monuments, stately country homes or spending time wandering along a beach or doing a spot of crafting on a rainy day there will be something for everyone when you visit our self catering holiday cottages in the Vale of Pickering.

From our cottages, the City of York is less than hour away.  The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is close by, with stations throughout the National Park for you to park up at and jump on a train – why not go to Pickering and make a day of it and get the train there all the way to the seaside town of Whitby?  For the green fingered amongst you visiting North Yorkshire there are many formal gardens for you to visit including Wolds Way Lavender, Scampston Hall and Jackson’s Wold Garden (all have tea rooms too!). If you are feeling adventurous, you can go on one of the many mountain biking trails in the nearby Dalby Forest or you can Go-Ape and go on a high wire course in the tree tops of Dalby Forest?

Search below to find more places to visit in North Yorkshire.

Books by the Beach 2020

Books by the Beach 2020

The 2020 Books by the Beach 2020 literature festival  will take place in nearby Scarborough from the  Friday 24 April through to Sunday 26 April 2020. From the press release... "2020 brings a feast of personal stories from a life-saving paramedic to a lone hiker whose...

Pickering War Weekend 2020

Pickering War Weekend 2020

The Pickering War Weekend/Railway at War is set for the weekend of the 9th to the 11th of October.  This annual event centred around the North York Moors Railway in Pickering turns the clock back to the 1940's of World War Two, with re-enactments, parades and tea...

Kaiser Chiefs play Dalby Forest

Kaiser Chiefs play Dalby Forest

With Will Young and James Morrison set to play in nearby Dalby Forest on Saturday the 27th June, Forestry England have announced that the Leeds band The Kaiser Chiefs are going to play the same woodland venue on Friday the 26th of June.  Tickets go on sale on Friday...

Talbot Yard, Malton

Talbot Yard, Malton

The Talbot Yard is a part of Malton in North Yorkshire's food revolution.  With 6 artisan food producers situated in one courtyard (a former coaching court yard) with easy access to the rest of Malton, you are spoilt for choice - more so as its all made and prepared...

Tour de Yorkshire 2020

Tour de Yorkshire 2020

The route of the Tour de Yorkshire cycling road race has been announced.  With Stage One of le Tour starting on Thursday the 30th of April 2020 in Beverley and finishing 176km away in Redcar in the far north of the county.  The route will take competitors along the...

Dracula and Whitby

Dracula and Whitby

In the UK, the BBC’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” is just the most recent in a long line of TV programmes either filmed or set in or around North Yorkshire (and of course our self catering holiday cottages in the Vale of Pickering).  “Emmerdale”, a soap...

Malton at the Weekend

Malton at the Weekend

A brief article all about Malton and its fabulous food! The Weekender If you're thinking of visiting Malton to experience its foodie delights, why not stay with us?  We are only 20 minutes away and offer a good central location for visiting the best of the Yorkshire...

Wharram Percy Medieval Village

Wharram Percy Medieval Village

Wharram Percy is an abandoned medieval village south of Malton situated in the Yorkshire Wolds – its about 15 miles from our holiday cottages.  It is one of the best examples of a medieval village that there is.  Despite that there isn’t an awful lot to see, save for...

Flamborough Head

Flamborough Head

Lighthouses and history Flamborough Head is an interesting place to visit (ideal for photography with sea caves and sea stacks), with its historic landmarks and two lighthouses. At the “modern” lighthouse there is a giftshop and café. The older lighthouse, which is...

Whitby Abbey at Night

Whitby Abbey at Night

Couldn't resist proping the camera on top of a woolly hat (to keep it stable) on the wall and taking this photograph of Whitby Abbey lit up at night.  Around Halloween the Abbey is lit up and is open to visitors  - for more informaiton visit the English Heritage...

Falling Foss

Falling Foss

Falling Foss is about a forty minute drive from our cottages.  It is worth a visit to not only view the Foss but explore the surrounding Little Beck Woods.  A visit in Autumn is especially recommended, due to the fantastic colours in the trees.  The Foss itself is...

Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon

Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon

Hosted entirely on the private Birdsall Estate, the Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon is organised by the Birdsall Estate and the Northern Ride bicycle shop in Malton.  This offroad mountain biking event is run for one day a year (in 2020 on the 7th of June) and is a...

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Garden Round Up

Garden Round Up

Some shots from around our garden as we work on improving it.  Whilst the lock down is great in principle, you do still need tradesmen to come and do a lot of the improvements you want to do, so we are cracking on with the garden.  In the left hand walled garden where...

In Isolation

In Isolation

As we are now in "lockdown" with no guests for the foreseeable, we thought it would be an opportunity to get tradesmen to make good our new home and make improvements as well - of course they are in lock down too and in isolation themselves!  I guess we didn't think...

Covid-19 and all that…

Covid-19 and all that…

Not the best of weeks to be taking over a business with Covid-19 landing on these shores. We are still open, with our 2 acres of grounds and easy access to the North York Moors and Dalby Forest. However, with COVID-19 we are taking all reasonable precautions to ensure...

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