Undoubtedly, the prettiest of villages can be found surrounding Pickering.
Undoubtedly, the prettiest of villages can be found surrounding Pickering. During the Summer months especially, be sure to take advantage of the Moorsbus service which connects up most of the villages and towns. Hop on and off the service, enjoying the beauty of the landscapes and sample some of the local ales and hearty food in the many of the country inns dotted around the Moors.
Sinnington, Thornton Dale and Appleton-le Moors, complete with sheep wandering the main street, are the things of picture post-cards. In the North York Moors National Park, Hutton-le-hole home to the Ryedale Folk Museum, Lastingham with its unique crypt in St Mary’s Church and the old mining town of Rosedale are all within a few miles walk of each other and therefore, popular with ramblers.
Over in the Howardian Hills, Nunnington Hall, Rievaulx Abbey and the temples at Rievaulx Terrace are all fabulously-idyllic places to spend time. Helmsley with its independent shops and eateries, is a delightful market town with its own castle and walled garden. Another place for garden-lovers is the stately home of Castle Howard with its opulent interiors, fountains and rose gardens.
A day trip to the popular fishing town of Whitby is a must for visitors to the area. Alight on the way from the North York Moors Railway at Goathland to witness the spectacular cascading waterfall of the Mallyon Spout. From Whitby through Scarborough down to Filey, there are miles of walks along the coast-line taking in breath-taking scenery.