Local places of interest

Hull UK City of Culture 2017 Hull was announced the winner of UK City of Culture 2017 in 2013. The award is given every four years to a city that demonstrates the belief in the transformational power of culture.


City of York Rich in ancient history, romantic ambience and fun activities, York is the perfect holiday destination for couples, families, groups and the solo tripper. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions, York is a flourishing city, just 30 minutes by car from Pocklington.


Tour de Yorkshire The Europe Tour international cycle race that will be one of the biggest cycle races in the UK in 2017 and an outstanding event in the international cycling calendar, with some of the top international teams taking part and a women's race on Saturday 29th April. It will be broadcast live on TV in the UK and throughout Europe. It has 3 stages: Stage 1 starts in Bridlington and finishes on Scarborough. Stage 2 starts in Tadcaster and finishes in Harrogate. Stage 3 starts in Bradford and finishes at Fox Valley, Sheffield.


Pocklington Arts Centre Pocklington Arts Centre has gained a nation-wide reputation for its live-event and film programmes, in only a short period of time. The venue, which has a 200-seat auditorium and 70-seat studio/exhibition space, has provided film screenings, live music, theatre performances, comedy clubs, art exhibitions and conference facilities to ten of thousands of people since opening in 2000.


Burnby Hall Gardens Burnby Hall Gardens are situated in the charming market town of Pocklington, on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. These unique Yorkshire Gardens have been described as "a jewel in Yorkshire’s crown” and have been awarded the prestigious Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award for seven consecutive years (2010-2016). Willow Waters Fishery is located less than 1 mile from these stunning gardens.


Castle Howard One of Yorkshires'  finest  historic houses  www.castlehoward.co.uk

Camp Eden A comprehensive museum of World War Two http://www.edencamp.co.uk

National Railway Museum Museum full of railway legends and much morehttp://www.nrm.org.uk

The Deep Award winning aquarium


North Yorkshire Moors Railway A popular heritage steam railway www.nymr.co.uk


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