About The Town
Whilst perhaps most famous for its tourist attractions, like the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Medieval Castle, Beck Isle Museum and the stunning Saxon Church with its world-famous 15th century wall paintings, Pickering has much, much more to offer.
A thriving town with a vibrant, active local community, the town’s historic market place is packed with excellent independent retail businesses offering everything from bikes and outdoor gear, local produce and crafts, and antiques and gifts.
Alongside the independent retailers, you’ll find an abundance of cafés, tearooms, restaurants, pubs and bars, with something to suit every taste and preference.
Despite being fairly small, with only 7,000 inhabitants, Pickering is a real hub for the performing arts, with no fewer than 3 active theatre spaces in the town. See here for details.
Pickering also houses a range of successful industrial and service businesses, located both in the town centre, and at two industrial estates. Other local services include a Public Library, Tourist Information Centre, Police Station and Fire Station.
The town boasts an infants school (Pickering Community Infants) two local primary schools (Pickering Community Junior School, and St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School) and Lady Lumley’s School , a specialist sports and language college with its own 6th form.