Pickering is an ancient market town in the Ryedale district, on the border of the North York Moors National Park. It sits at the foot of the Moors, overlooking the Vale of Pickering to the south. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has its southern terminus here.

According to legend the town was founded by the a certain king Peredurus around 270BC; however the town as it exists today is of medieval origin. Pickering is an old coaching town, evidence of which may be seen in the numerous old inns and hostelries.

OS grid reference SE 795 845


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Local Attractions

Pickering Castle, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Beck Isle Museum

Useful and informative links

Malton and Pickering Mercury
Pickering Online
Here you will find everything you need to plan your holidays in Pickering or the North York Moors.
Pickering photographs from Geograph
Wikipedia article on Pickering

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