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Lovely COXWOLD Yorkshire.

Lovely countryside

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--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This was one of my spur of the moment day out by bus from York.--The last time i visited Coxwold was 70 years ago ,when i was 10 year old. Little as changed. ------------Coxwold is about 18 miles from York and Helmsley 6 miles both reached by bus today ,or car. ( 70 years ago there would have been a train.) Coxwold is just inside the National Park in North Yorkshire England. --- The village street is on a slight incline, up to St. Michaels Church, which was built between 1420 to 1430 AD. The church tower is octagonal in shape. Inside the church there are grand tombs to see. From the church door is a view over the lovely countryside.----A past rector of the church was Laurence Stone, author who wrote "Tristram Shandy",, he lived in Shandy Hall in the village.-------The village pub is known for its good beers and meals. is called The Fauconberg Arms, with Bar,Restaurant, and Guestrooms.----If you are a walker ,there are several walks nearby.-----The bus goes past Byland Abbey ruin to Helmsley. A car can take you to Kilburn and the White Horse of Kilburn, carved in the hillside.-------The bus from York, leaves from Station Avenue or Exhibition Square at 07-10, 09-38, 11-48, and 13-48, takes about 55 minutes to Coxwold. The bus 31X is going to Helmsley. ( Find a timetable leaflet ).On alighting the bus in Coxwold, ask the driver where the return bus leaves. -- I visited in April,the village was peaceful and quite, in fact outside i only saw about half a dozen people. People in the pub were friendly.

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