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A town in the middle of nowhere

Pickering is an old Crossroads town in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors, where the A170 from Scarborough to Thirsk joins with the A169 road running from Whitby to the A64 outside Malton.

There's still a fair bit to see there, though... for starters Pickering is where the Administrative headquarters of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is located, one of the leading Preservation Railways in the United Kingdom. The Station there originally dates from around 1836, and among other things was used to depict Lincoln Station in the film 'Possession' starring Gwynneth Paltrow.

There's also the ruins of a Castle there, and a Trout farm. Just on the edge of town, down the A169 roundabout exit towards Malton there's a good garden centre, and a bit further still Flamingoland Theme Park & Zoo.

Despite it's remote location, it does have a BP petrol station + a Best Western Hotel.

  • Last visit to Pickering: Jun 1996
  • Intro Updated Jun 24, 2008
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