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Hole of Horcum

Pickering YO18 7NR, UK

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About Hole of Horcum

The Hole of Horcum is a section of the valley of the Levisham Beck, upstream of Levisham and Lockton, in the Tabular Hills of the North York Moors National Park in northern England. The Hole was created by a process called spring-sapping, where water welling up from the hillside gradually undermined the slopes above, eating the rocks away grain by grain.


Attractions near Hole of Horcum

Dalby Forest7.28km from Hole of Horcum

Dalby Forest is home to an abundance of internationally important wildlife species and is also a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site, where you can experience the magic of seeing the Milky Way with the naked eye. There are 70km of cycle trails snaking across 8,000 acres – uphill, down dale, through the forest and across the moorland plateau – with separate routes catering for children and families as well as experienced mountain-bikers. Dalby Forest is home to many species of wildlife such as bad

North Yorkshire Moors Railway8.05km from Hole of Horcum

The North Yorkshire Moor Railway is one of the world’s greatest heritage railway experiences with thrills and family fun at its heart. Climb on-board a steam or heritage diesel train and experience 24 miles of Yorkshire’s amazing scenery at this must-see visitor attraction. Enjoy a fun filled day packed with amazing scenery and vintage charm on one of the greatest heritage railways in the world.

Pickering Castle9.89km from Hole of Horcum

Pickering Castle was a motte-and-bailey castle built by the Normans as part of the suppression of Northern England.  It was erected on a hilltop site overlooking Pickering Brook, on the main route between Helmsley and Scarborough on the coast. It was used by a succession of medieval Kings as a hunting lodge and holiday home. By the time of the Civil War, its military purpose had long been abandoned, and most of the castle was left to decay.

Beck Isle Museum10.33km from Hole of Horcum

Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life is a social history museum in Pickering, North Yorkshire, England. The museum features period business displays including the shops of a barber, blacksmith, chemist, cobbler, cooper, printer, gentleman's draper, dairy and hardware store. There is also a Victorian-era pub and parlour, and a historic costume gallery.

Ryedale Folk Museum14.15km from Hole of Horcum

Ryedale Folk Museum is an open-air Museum with historic buildings. There are a variety of floor and ground surfaces, some of which are uneven by nature. It features a wealth of historic buildings, big and small, that were saved from demolition and re-erected here.

Flamingo Land Resort15.22km from Hole of Horcum

Flamingo Land is a theme park, zoo, and resort located in Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, England, set in 375 acres of picturesque North Yorkshire countryside, Flamingo Land Resort creates a truly unforgettable experience for guests of all ages. It has Yorkshire’s favourite Zoo, plus a fully featured Resort Village, this unique destination provides great days out, fantastic short-breaks and truly memorable holidays!

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North Yorkshire is the largest non-metropolitan county and lieutenancy area in England, covering an area of 8,654 square kilometres . Around 40% of the county is covered by national parks, including most of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.