Shopping and sightseeing
The ancient market town of Pickering is the closest to Cropton, and Ryedale's other towns of Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Malton and Norton are also within easy reach. Here, you can enjoy independent shops and galleries, award-winning restaurants, festivals and special events. Take the steam train from Pickering to Goathland -the setting for TV’s Heartbeat; the station is also familiar as Hogsmeade Station in the Harry Potter movies. For a city day out, York is superb, with lots of attraction and proper olde worlde charm.