Pickering, North Yorkshire | Things to do in the area

You are literally on the doorstep of these places and only minutes away from:-

  • The North York Moors can be enjoyed by car, foot or ‘Moors bus’
  • Dalby Forest (the Great Yorkshire Forest) has a nine mile toll road drive and lots of activities including walking, mountain biking, a purpose built visitor centre which also offers bike hire and why not try the ‘Go Ape’ experience?
  • Dalby Forest hosts a stage of the World Cup XC Mountain Bike event most years. The course has been developed especially and is 'one of the best in the world' as quoted by many of the foreign competitors who stayed with us here at Rains Farm.
  • Visit the heritage coast with the quaint fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay.
  • The oldest seaside resort in the U.K of Scarborough offers all that a traditional resort can offer.
  • Whitby the inspiration for Bram Stokers Dracula, the port of Captain Cook and the very impressive Whitby Abbey which stands proudly above this stunning town with its steep little streets winding down to the harbour.
  • Castle Howard, Duncombe Park, Sledmere House are all stately homes close by.
  • Pickering is only 6 miles away and has a Castle, Beck Isle Museum and of course the famous North York Moors Steam railway which winds its way through the moors stopping at Goathland known as Aidensfield in the television series Heartbeat. Goathland station is also used as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. You can even catch certain trains from Pickering that go right through to Whitby.
  • York is only 30 minutes drive away and offers endless attractions for guests to visit with history going back to the Vikings!
  • Thornton le Dale is only 4 miles away and a real honey pot for tourists with its little shops, babling brook and thatched cottage whose picture has graced  many chocolate boxes.
  • The Yorkshire Wolds are just across the valley and feature the beautiful town of Beverley with its Minster.
  • Guests are advised that you really need a car whilst staying at Rains Farm as the nearest bus stop is 1.5 miles away with only a few buses per day, the walk to the bus stop is uphill for the last half mile.
  • Golf at Snainton driving range and 9 hole course only 4 miles away. Golf courses are also at Ganton, Malton and Kirbymoorside.
  • Riding at Friars Hill Stables, Sinnington, where they have an indoor arena and beautiful countryside trekking.
  • Swimming at Pickering and Norton near Malton and in summer there is an outdoor pool at Helmsley
  • Walking, you have the choice of the Moors, Coast, Forest and countryside hikes around this beautiful area.
  • Fishing can be found at Wykeham Lakes, Pickering and sea fishing at Whitby.





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Rains Farm Holidays,
Allerston, Pickering,
North Yorkshire, YO18 7PQ

01723 859 333 or 07760 752165

e mail:  rainsholidays@btconnect.com

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