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What to do and where to eat

Hi - we are having a few nights in Pickering. We plan one day to get the steam train to Whitby but what else would be good for us to see / do whilst in the area.

Also where is good to eat and also go for a drink.

Thanks

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1. Re: What to do and where to eat

Loads to see and do - what are your interests? Will you have a car?

Pickering has a terrific fish and chip shop called Capplemans (another branch in Scarborough). We also like the White Swan.

http://www.capplemans.co.uk/

http://www.white-swan.co.uk/

We've had some fabulous food at the Black Swan at Oldstead which has recently got a Michelin star - very pretty location and outdoor seating if its a nice day. This is a special occasion place - somewhere you'd get lots of brownie points!

http://blackswanoldstead.co.uk/

I've not tried their Sunday lunch but the menu looks great.

I suppose the big draw in the area is Castle Howard, one of the best stately homes in the country.

http://www.castlehoward.co.uk/

Other popular places are Rievaulx Abbey and Byland Abbey, plus the pretty small town of Helmsley with its castle.

english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/…

english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/…

ryedale.co.uk/ryedale/helmsley/helmsley.html

If the weather should be poor then Eden Camp, an old prisoner of war camp, is fascinating for children and adults alike.

http://www.edencamp.co.uk/

And a couple of out of the way places which we love visiting -

Wheeldale Roman road - very atmospheric and a bit creepy. You can walk for a long way along the road and I doubt you'll see anyone else.

english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/…

And Wharram Percy deserted medieval village -

english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/…

Robin Hood's Bay is another lovely place to visit.

Lastly the North Yorks Moors themselves - very scenic but particularly beautiful this time of year. We were up there last weekend and the heather was already turning purple and looking so gorgeous.

Hope this kicks off some research.

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2. Re: What to do and where to eat

Thank you that is fanastic

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3. Re: What to do and where to eat

Pickering has 3 Indian restaurants, a Cantonese, an Italian, 3/4 pubs doing food. The White Swan is the only "rated" restaurant in town with a rosette, the Forest and Vale Hotel also do food. Cappelmans Fsh and Chips are outstanding and there is a great selection of cafes and tearooms-Bothams is excellent.

Spend a day in Pickering and see the Castle,Beck Isle Museum, the wall paintings in the Church and browse the 100 or so Independent shops.

Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, Burton Agnes, Sledmere House. Day in York.Fantastic walking and scenery on both coast and moors. Flamingo Land, Eden camp, Scampston Walled Garden, Yorkshire and Wolds Way Lavender and loads loads more.

Pickering is a fantastic base to visit an amazing area

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4. Re: What to do and where to eat

Which pub in Pickering itself would you say is the best to eat in please? Will probably try the White Swan but any where else you would highly recommend for a nice meal.

Many thanks

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5. Re: What to do and where to eat

The Black Swan, Bay Horse and Station do pub food. Also No4 Bar.

We are fans of the Indian food in Pickering and all 3 restaurants are as good as you would expect to find in a small north Yorkshire market town or better.

Our guests also enjoy Figaro(Italian) and the Chinese restaurant(Fortune)

You would be really unlucky to get a disaster of a meal in Pickering.

Hope this helps

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