Often affectionately referred to as ‘The Shire’ because those that are born here, tend to venture, only to return once they’ve realised that there are few better places to live.
Positioned on the shores of a glacial lake at the end of the last ice-age, legend has it that Pickering garnered its name in 270 BC when King Peredurus lost his ring and accused a young woman of stealing it. However, later in the day, when he sat down to dinner, the ring was discovered in the belly of a pike that he was about to consume. Hence, the town became known as ‘Pike-ring’ with the legend evidenced in the coat-of-arms to this day.
Despite it having a relatively small population of 7000, Pickering is fortunate enough to still have most facilities that many towns have lost. Boasting two supermarkets, three gyms, a swimming pool, library, theatre and a large community park, it also has two sports clubs where cricket, football, table tennis, tennis, bowling and croquet can all be enjoyed.
Pickering’s market dates back to King John and is held every MONDAY in the Market Place. The market is still going strong to this day and has an abundance of fresh produce for sale alongside clothes, stationary, wooden toys and other household goods.
Pickering Town Council offices are located at the Memorial Hall. A free pass for all residents to Pickering Castle can be obtained from here.
If you are considering setting up in business in Pickering, you already know that our town is home to some of the very best attractions in North Yorkshire. Pickering has an excellent range of retail, hospitality and professional services businesses that have enjoyed decades of success in the town.
Large companies such as Xandor Automotive and Hadfield Landrover can be found on the outskirts of Pickering. Thornton Road Business Park is also home to a range of companies and planning permission has recently been granted for a new phase of development on the business park.
The town benefits from easy access to the A64 to York and Leeds and also a catchment area that includes the coastal towns of Whitby and Scarborough, as well as the market towns of Malton and Helmsley.
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