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Postcode: YO62 | code search
Population: 200
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Oswaldkirk is a tiny village standing on the southern rim of the North York Moors National Park. In 2002 the population was said to be just 219, living in 97 households, though the village is still large enough to support a pub and have two working churches. The church of St Oswald gives the village its name, and has been on this site since before the Normans arrived, though the original Saxon wooden construction has left no traces, and what can be seen today is largely Norman, with some later additions and renovations. The church itself is named for St Oswald of Worcester, an Anglo-Saxon King martyred by pagans in 642. The village is an out of the way if not isolated one, the nearest major route being the A170 Thirsk to Scarborough route, but it is well placed for touring the Hambleton Hills to the northwest, and the Howardian Hills to the south, as well as attractions such as Rievaulx Abbey, Duncombe Park, and Shandy Hall, all within five miles, and only slightly further afield the magnificent Castle Howard. The village pub –The Malt Shovel - is a rather grand old building which was originally built in the 17th century as a new manor house after William Moore acquired the village in 1661, though he soon built the far more imposing Oswaldkirk Hall to replace it. A third building of note is the Rectory, an elegant structure extended at the start of Victoria’s reign.

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Thirklewood House (0.19 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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The Fairfax Arms Country Inn (1.43 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

Pheasant Hotel (2.30 miles)

Pheasant Hotel

The hotel, established from what was at one time the village blacksmiths, two cottages and the shop, has been renovated and extended to make a very comfortable Country Hotel with 12 bedrooms, all with private ... More

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The Feathers Hotel (2.97 miles)

The Feathers Hotel
The Feathers is situated in the heart of the picturesque market town of Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park.Overlooking the market square; the hotel occupies two distinct buildings parts of which date back ... More | visit website
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The Crown Hotel (3.02 miles)

The Crown Hotel

The Crown is a 16th century coaching inn. It has been tastefully modernised giving maximum comfort to guests without losing its wonderful Old World charm. The hotel overlooks the Market Square in Helmsley - a ... More | visit website

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Black Swan (3.02 miles)

Black Swan

The Black Swan at Helmsley is a historic inn, turned boutique hotel. Its varied exterior, with its black & white timbered, Elizabethan and Georgian elements, portrays a rich history dating back to the C15th. Right ... More | visit website

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The Carlton Lodge (3.04 miles)

Nestling on the edge of the historic Market (Friday) Town of Helmsley the Carlton Lodge Award Winning Guest Accommodation operates under a sustainable visitor charter awarded by the North York Moors National Park.Spectacular scenery surrounds ... More | visit website
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Feversham Arms Hotel (3.12 miles)

Feversham Arms Hotel
The Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa was originally an old coaching inn and was rebuilt and renamed in 1855 by the Earl of Feversham. You'll find our staff friendly and naturally welcoming. The decor is electic, ... More | visit website
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Worsley Arms Hotel (3.59 miles)

Worsley Arms Hotel
The Worsley Arms Hotel is a friendly, family-run hotel that offers good quality accommodation in an exquisite country house setting with open log fires, stylish furnishings, and a warm inviting welcome
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Worsley Arms Hotel (The) (3.64 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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