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Population: 370
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Crayke in the Howardian Hills of North Yorkshire is a real out-of-the-way place a few miles south of the North York Moors National Park, but it is less than thirty minutes by car from York, and is handily placed for visiting many of the area’s most notable sites: Shandy Hall and Byland Abbey are about five miles to the north; and Castle Howard is some ten miles east. The village used to be in County Durham, and has historic links with the Bishops of Durham who built a castle on a rocky outcrop at Crayke atop the ruins of the Saxon monastery established in the time of St Cuthbert, the greatest saint of the Saxon period. The impressive and rather daunting castle, a grade II listed building, can still be seen. The village pub, the Durham Ox, takes its name from the mythical story of Durham’s foundation, and the parish church is named St Cuthbert’s. Crayke offers walkers some pleasant outings, and the views down the Vale of York can be breathtaking. Recent metal-detector searches around Crayke have uncovered some relics that emphasize the settlement was known to the Romans. A Roman road passed by or even through the place, in the thirties Roman pottery shards were found there, and when a gas pipe was being laid some time ago the remains of what was possibly a Roman temple were uncovered in the village. The searches even uncovered Stone Age tools placing the use of the site still further back in time.


The Durham Ox

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The Durham Ox (0.15 miles)

AA Pub of the Year 2007-2008 - The Publican Freehouse of The Year 2008 - Good Pub Guide 2009 Yorkshire Pub of the Year Yorkshire Life Tradional Pub of the Year 2009 - White Rose Award ... More | visit website
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George Hotel (2.13 miles)

George Hotel

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Family owned and managed inn overlooking pretty Georgian Market Square, offering a warm welcome, fine food, real ales and good accommodation. All rooms ensuite with welcome tray and TV/radio/telephone. Log fires ... More

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Burn Hall Classic Hotel (3.43 miles)

Burn Hall Classic Hotel

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Burn Hall Hotel is currently undergoing a £4.3 million refurbishment transforming it into a high quality hotel due to complete August 2007. This Victorian mansion house is set amidst 8 ... More

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Fauconberg Arms (4.43 miles)

Fauconberg Arms
The Fauconberg Arms is a family-run 17th century country inn full of charm and character. Set in the picturesque village of Coxwold, we offer quality en-suite guest accommodation and first-rate food. Our friendly, traditional pub complete ... More | visit website
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Chombeys (5.04 miles)


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Chombeys is a stylish farmhouse, overlooking the village green at Tollerton- only 15 minutes from York City. The village is in the heart of the Vale of York and just ... More

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The Old Rectory (5.06 miles)

The Old Rectory
The Old Rectory is a Grade II Listed 18th Century Georgian residence which was built in 1737 with a later addition built in 1786. Part of the building housed what was a music room for ... More | visit website
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The Fairfax Arms Country Inn (5.08 miles)

The Fairfax Arms Country Inn
Nestled in the beautiful Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Fairfax Arms is located in the picturesque village of Gilling East. With roots as a coaching inn in the seventeenth century, this ... More | visit website
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Forresters Arms Hotel (6.31 miles)

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The Forresters Arms Bed and Breakfast is situated in the picturesque village of Kilburn near York, Surrounded by immense natural ... More

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Thirklewood House (6.56 miles)

Thirklewood House

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Thirklewood House compromises a private house offering bed & breakfast accommodation. Nestled within expansive gardens in the North York Moors National Park - just three miles from Helmsley, twenty-one miles ... More

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Worsley Arms Hotel (The) (7.17 miles)

Worsley Arms Hotel (The)

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Built in 1841 as a Georgian Spa Hotel, the Worsley Arms offers an exquisite, timeless country house setting with open log fires and stylish furnishings.
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