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.

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...

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

There is a new version of  Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's novel The Secret Garden starring Colin Firth (he also stared in the 1987 film version!) and Julie Walters coming to cinemas in early 2020. Set locally within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park,...

Jackson’s Wold Garden

Jackson’s Wold Garden

A short drive away (about 9 miles and 30 minutes down country lanes) from our cottages and  just up on the edge of the rolling Yorkshire Wolds is this beautiful private garden with views across the Vale of Pickering. The gardens are only open on Tuesday's and the...

Scampston Hall and Walled Gardens

Scampston Hall and Walled Gardens

Not far from our holiday cottages or from the foodie market town of Malton is Scampston Hall and Walled Gardens. Scampston Hall is a family home, so access is only by guided tour and you may be lucky to be taken around by the owner's father! Please check on their...

A Walk to Thomason Foss Waterfalls

A Walk to Thomason Foss Waterfalls

Setting out from the small hamlet of Beck Hole in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, this 500m walk takes you to quite an attractive waterfall called Thomason Foss.  The path can be quite steep (with steps) in places and after heavy rain it can be a bit "soft"...

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Eden Camp

Eden Camp

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....

Yorkshire Air Museum

Yorkshire Air Museum

During the school holidays we had a day out to the Yorkshire Air Museum.  Being just 50 minutes or so away from our self catering holiday cottages the Yorkshire Air Museum makes an ideal destination for a part or full day trip.  In August 2020, due to Covid, there...

Walking in Yorkshire

Walking in Yorkshire

Went for a circular walk on a very windy Thursday last week near the medieval village of Wharram Percy. Taking in the heads of a number of Dales in the Yorkshire Wolds as well as ruins of the village itself. Yorkshire is a great place for walking, whether its long...

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