Visit Pocklington

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Planning to visit Pocklington? Nestled at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, Pocklington is an ancient market town boasting a range of shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and recreational facilities, making it the perfect destination for a day out or weekend away. Visit Pocklington for a day out like no other.

The town is popular with walkers, cyclists and those seeking adventure with water sports and gliding just an example of what’s to offer.

Already planning to visit Pocklington? Find out how to get here and parking!

Something for the nature lovers…

The one that you may have heard of is Burnby Hall Gardens. The jewel in Pocklington’s crown, this is a must when you visit Pocklington. Attracting visitors from far and wide with the largest collection of hardy water lilies in Europe as well as its eight acres of stunning gardens, rockeries, woodland and wildlife, this attraction is sure leave you in awe. Burnby Hall Gardens is also home to the Stewart Museum which houses a unique collection of artefacts brought back to the town by the explorer Major Percy Stewart. As well as these, there’s also a children’s playground to keep the little ones occupied while you absorb the beauty, a tearoom for when you want to take a seat and maybe a light snack and a gift shop so you can buy something to remember your visit.

Something for the culture fans…

If culture is your thing then look no further than the Pocklington Arts Centre. A perfect example of a small events venue, the Arts Centre has been witness to performances from comedians such as John Bishop and Sarah Millican, music acts such as KT Tunstall and Richard Hawley and famous figures in the world of culture such as John Cooper Clarke and Pam Ayres. It also shows a wide variety of streamed and pre-recorded culture events such as ballet from the Royal Opera House and classical music performances. If that’s not enough you can also most films that you would see in the cinema, all in the comfortable theatre. The Arts Centre truly is the heart of Pocklington.

Something for the shopaholics…

As a traditional market town, it would be ill-advised to miss the town on market day. With a variety of stalls selling fresh fish, clothes, homeware and many more, there is something for at the Market. While you’re in town visiting the market, it would be a great opportunity to see all the local shops and eateries. If you are wanting to shop, you may want to stop at Readwell & Write to get something new to read. Feeling arty? Why not stop at The Acorn Gallery. There is something there for every mood.

Something for the sightseers…

Need somewhere to unwind and enjoy some tranquil surroundings? Why not try Kilnwick Percy Hall, the place of the Madhyamaka Buddhist Centre. With a beautiful six-acre lake that’s sure to help you achieve Zen, it’s the perfect place to go to avoid the hustle and bustle of busy town life. Perhaps you’re wanting to join a society of companionship and comradery, if so then the Beacon Lodge at Pocklington may be the place for you. With meetings on the fourth Friday of the month and various events throughout the year this is a good way to get to know the people of Pocklington. Or maybe you want to see some 7th century architecture? The beautiful Parish Church of All Saints located at the heart of Pocklington is open every day with coffee and tea served on a Tuesday morning. Inside there are iconic memorials and carvings, indicative of all the years the church, known locally as the “Cathedral of the Wolds”, has stood.

Something for the visitors…

Coming to Pocklington is as easy as it is to have a great time here! With easy access from the A1079 and free parking in the town centre (more on that on our Visit Pocklington page), taking your car in is great to see what the town has to offer. Pocklington is also in a great place to stop and rest if you are walking the Yorkshire Wolds Way. This walking route is one of the best ways to view the rolling chalk landscape that the Wolds shows off so spectacularly. Come to visit the town half way through the 80 mile (129 km) walk and come see what it has to offer. To find out more about the Yorkshire Wolds Way route, go to the National Trails website.

All in all, Pocklington is the quintessential market town with hidden depths! Why not come along and see!

There’s something for everyone!