Arguably the star attraction of Pocklington, Burnby Hall Gardens is home to a National Collection of Hardy Water Lilies - the biggest such collection to be found in a natural setting in Europe. Visit here and explore the beautiful gardens, walk round the picturesque lakes and also make time to drop into the Stewart Museum to discover more about the man who made no less than eight round-the-world voyages between 1906 and 1926.
If you like wildlife why not visit the Robert Fuller Gallery. Showcasing highly-detailed paintings and sculpture by the celebrated wildlife artist Robert E Fuller, this is more than just an art gallery. Each year this venue holds a variety of wildlife related events, including guided walks to find barn owls and badger ‘safaris'. Just a 10 minute drive from Pocklington, it's a must for nature lovers. Open every day, including Sundays, from 11am - 4.30pm, the gallery is a great place for a day out for all the family.
For golf fans, views across the Yorkshire Wolds provide a striking backdrop to The KP's 18-hole championship course.
The nine and a half mile Pocklington Canal is a hidden gem! Access and parking is free and it's available to experience every day of the year. No matter what your interest, there is something for everyone down by (or on) the canal. It's a haven for wildlife, including at least one family of otters. Birds, fish, dragonfly and damselfly – you'll see tham all. Why not be a 'Be a Pal of Pocklington Canal'!
Many of the county's leading walks run through Pocklington including the Wilberforce Way, the Wolds Way, the Minster Way & The Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail whilst the ever popular White Rose Cycle Route also flies through this market town.
Great accommodation can be found nearby at:
Wolds Edge luxury lodges have been designed to a beautifully high standard, making them the ideal base for your chosen holiday. Situated on the edge of the idyllic village of Bishop Wilton, a stone's throw away from Pocklington, these lodges are the perfect place to stay in peace and tranquillity is what you're searching for.
Alder Carr House is a country house offering spacious, comfortable accommodation and set in its own grounds and garden. With easy access to York Park and Ride, the Yorkshire coast, Moors and Wolds, Castle Howard and other historic sites. All rooms enjoy views of the Yorkshire Wolds which is an additional bonus. Also Laburnum Cottage at Millington Bed and Breakfast, situatied in the middle of Millington Village, offers comfortable cottage accommodation for guests looking to explore the region.