Self-catering holiday accommodation in Pickering
Pickering in the North York Moors is ideally placed for trips to the Yorkshire Coast. Whether you love to ramble through the fells or feel the wind in your hair at the shoreline, or even if you just want to find a cosy inn and warm yourself by the log fire, our cottages in Pickering are the perfect base from which to have a magnificent North Yorkshire holiday with family or friends.
Things to do in Pickering
Head to Dalby Forest for some daytime family fun by swinging through the trees at Go Ape or come back at night and head to Low Dalby within Dalby Forest, which is a Dark Sky Site, to do some unmissable stargazing. Try catching a North Yorkshire Moors Railway steam train, taking you all the way to Whitby via some picture-postcard villages and stunning scenery. The market town itself makes for a nice afternoon's mosey with its pretty houses, shops, tearooms and the romantic ruins of its 13th-century Pickering Castle. Get back to nature and head to the most remote parts of Dalby Forest to practise your wild living and survival skills with Trailblazer Wildcraft. Enjoy the outdoors like never before by learning bushcraft skills like fire craft, foraging and shelter building. If being indoors is more your cup of tea and you have an interest in local or social history, then Beck Isle Museum will be the place for you. With 27 areas to explore, you can browse the period shops or observe the craftspeople demonstrating printing, spinning and butter making.
Explore Yorkshire further
From our luxury holiday cottages in Pickering, you can visit the beautiful market town of Helmsley, a foodie’s paradise with some great restaurants, cafes and delis. If you fancy a little pampering here, the Verbena Spa is perfect for a little indulgence. There is also a theme park and zoo at Flamingo Land a few miles away and Eden Camp, a fascinating modern history museum, is also close by. If you want to visit some exquisite gardens, you’ll do a lot worse than stopping in at Valley Gardens and RHS Garden Harlow Carr. The former offers a great family day out by providing 17 acres of formal gardens and woodlands to explore, as well as more child-friendly activities such as a summer paddling pool, crazy golf, table tennis, disc golf and a skatepark. Locomotive lovers will not want to miss out on the National Railway Museum, where you can marvel at the engineering genius of generations gone by whilst also looking ahead to see what innovative plans the future of railways holds in store. Castle Howard, York and the North Yorkshire coast are all within easy reach too, so lots of choice for day trips. Take a look at our range of dog-friendly cottages, cottages with hot tubs or short break homes in Pickering too.