A picturesque village just 10 minutes from Selby and 20 minutes from York, Riccall is a sought after location with countryside views. With a mix of modern and older properties, great walks and a local primary school, the civil parish is a popular area for families and local professionals.
THINGS TO DO
Education and sports classes are available at the Regen Centre - which also houses community groups and social functions. The River Ouse is a brief walk and you can see a mix of birds including cormorants, herons and kingfishers. Skipwith Common is also a popular walking area with birds, flora, fauna and cattle in summer. There is also a cycle/footpath that runs along the old railway line to York.
EATING & DRINKING
Riccall has two pubs: The Greyhound and the Hare & Hounds. It is also home to the Spice of Riccall takeaway and two restaurants: Per Bacco Italian and The Spice Mill Asian.
There is a hairdressers, post office, butchers and a Nisa convenience store in Riccall. At either end of the A19 are Selby and York for retail shopping and large supermarkets.
The village has Riccall Community Primary School and it is a short trip to Barlby High School for secondary education.
On the A19 Selby to York road, Riccall is only a few minutes away from either with a regular bus service. This also makes for simple access to places further afield like Doncaster, Harrogate and Leeds. The latter is home to the closest airport - Leeds Bradford International.
There is evidence of settlement in Riccall before the Roman era and there was a Saxon church on the site of St Mary's by the next settlers. Being near the Ouse and on a raised plateau, it has always been favourable geographically. From 1983 to 2004, Riccall Mine was a major employer in the area and part of Selby Coalfield - today the colliery is a business park.
DID YOU KNOW?
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