Pickering is a thriving, historic market town on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and the Vale of Pickering. It is an ideal centre for exploring the locality. There is a local tourist information centre (01751 473791) and further information can be found at http://welcometopickering.co.uk and http://www.visitryedale.co.uk. Pickering has been awarded fairtrade status .
There are twelve councillors who work together to promote the best interests of the community. The Council liaises with the other Ryedale town councils about common interests and with both Ryedale District Council and North Yorkshire County Council on strategic issues. The Council uses the quarterly newsletter, the Annual Report and notices on its notice boards to keep in touch with residents, and the Discussion Forum to find out about residents’ views. Its office is housed in the Memorial Hall, Pickering’s community hall.
Exclusively Pickering Brochure
The brochure is now available and is intended to give visitors a guide to enhance their visit to Pickering.
A video of Pickering
To watch an excellent video of Pickering, please click here.
The range of activities and organisations in the town is an important reason for its thriving atmosphere. The website http://welcometopickering.co.uk should be consulted. The Town Guide provides local information too. (This can be found elsewhere in this website: Communications/General.) The main heritage attractions are the castle, the churches and the North York Moors Railway. The town participates in the Heritage Open Days.