Boasting a beautiful 14th century church, an award winning restaurant and well regarded primary school, Escrick is a sought after location. The attractive village has less than 400 homes and is surrounded by thousands of acres of conservation areas. Within close proximity of of Selby and York, it is popular with commuters and families.
Things to do
Escrick is surrounded by parkland and woodland that is ideal for dog walking. It also has an active community and runs annual summer and Christmas fairs from the well-equipped village hall. There's also a 10k run, quiz nights and a number of clubs including Mother's Union and Young Farmers Association, tennis and swimming clubs. There are two nearby nature reserves perfect for walking at Lower Derwent Valley and Skipwith Common.
Eating & Drinking
The Parsonage is a stunning hotel and spa with a restaurant and gastropub - The Fat Abbot - next door for dining. The award-winning SangThai restaurant for authentic Asian fare. There is also The Black Bull pub and The Drovers Arms in Skipwith.
There is a pharmacy inside the local doctor's surgery and a new BP garage with a mini-supermarket. It is a short drive to Riccall where there is an independent local butchers and pharmacy at the Nisa store. For a wider selection, Selby and York have superstores like Asda and Tesco, as well as your favourite high street brands and outlets.
There is a Young Discoverers Day Nursery as well as Escrick Church of England Primary School and Queen Margaret's Boarding School for Girls in the village. Fulford High School is the most popular choice for secondary education.
Escrick is off the A19 between Selby and York, making easy access, and frequent buses mean you can get to either within half an hour. Leeds is also only 50 minutes by car with Leeds Bradford International Airport just 36 miles.
Originally called "Ascri" (Ash Ridge) thanks to the terminal glacial moraine in the village, it has had the name Escrick since at least 1600. In 1668, Sir Henry Thompson owned the village and Hall and began to develop the village around his estate. It grew for a number of years and the A19 by-pass was created to run past Escrick.
Did you know?
The Escrick Park Estate and Escrick Conservation area covers 8,000 acres and is mainly agricultural land.