of the towns and villages around had castles although Thornton le
Dale’s is reduced to humps in a field. Pickering Castle is well worth a
visit if only for the space and the views.
Scarborough Castle, Scarborough –
Yorkshire is considered to be the county with the most beautiful
gardens in the United Kingdom. We certainly have plenty to choose from
either open on a regular basis or for occasional charity open gardens.
Lowna Daffodil Walk, Farndale – In the spring time
Private Gardens are often opened for a day or two for charity, useful websites to check are –
from the quirky Shed to the gardens of Castle Howard and the huge range
of music at the Ryedale festival. It’s worth checking the events in
"For the past 14 years, The Shed has been responsible for some of the smallest and most inspired art events in the country." Alfred Hickling. Guardian.
North Yorkshire is noted for the number and quality of the historic houses open to the public. Their websites will suggest events and activities as well as a preview of the house.
are plenty of museums within easy reach, with our local Beck Isle
Museum in Pickering having farming, printing and housework items. The
Castle Museum collection in York was originally offered to Pickering
town by its local Doctor Kirk.
are excellent theatres within an hour of your cottage. There is a
charming traditional cinema in Malton with a bar you can visit during
the show interval. Check the websites and book tickets to be sure of
your seats for your special evening.
coves and smugglers with fossils and curious pretty villages are the
themes on the coast. If there’s a sea mist then turn inland for a
country house or a shopping trip.
There’s plenty to do in and around Pickering from active activities to relaxing, taking in this wonderful part of the North Yorkshire.
There are many artists and galleries around Ryedale, which are well worth a visit.
Decorative table ware and pots fired on site.
Internationally important blowers. They have pieces in the modern art spot in New York.