Pickering is a lively market town with a Norman castle and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, for which Pickering serves as a terminus. Pickering Castle looks a lot like a castle that a child would draw: thick outer walls circling the keep, and perched on a high mound with great views of the surrounding countryside. It was founded by William the Conqueror. The privately owned North Yorkshire Moors Railway runs for 18 miles through beautiful countryside to the village of Grossmont. The restored steam locomotives pull period carriages, and the railway appeals to rail buffs and vacationers alike. For visitors without a car, the rail is an excellent way for reaching out of the way places.