Easingwold is a classic Yorkshire market town, with historic buildings giving it atmosphere, a cobbled market square giving its open-air market and Farmers’ Market a perfect setting, and the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty giving it a beautiful backdrop. With the historic cathedral city of York just 12 miles south, and the A19 making the connection, this is a lovely, family-friendly base for a new home.
Staying at home
This is a town that seems to have everything. Though the wonderful attractions of York are just down the road, Easingwold puts up strong competition. The lovely shops, Post Office, banks, and real foodie-culture bring local people and visitors into town. There are cafés and pubs, an open-air market every Friday, and a farmers’ market every third Wednesday of the month. Community facilities include a library, sports facilities, cycle ways – the town is on Sustrans National Cycle Route 65 - and parks. There’s a Co-op in town and for larger supermarket shopping, you’ve got a Tesco Express at Strensall and a Sainsbury’s at Haxby.
The A19 is the main route from York all the way up to Middlesbrough via Thirsk. It bypasses Easingwold on its way. The A1(M) is North Yorkshire’s main motorway route, 12 miles to the west. These two main road routes are connected by a network of cross-country roads that meet in Easingwold. Local bus routes link with the surrounding villages, as well as into York. The nearest train stations are either in York or Thirsk, so you’re not far from the East Coast Main Line and connections to the national rail network.
Going to school
Easingwold is home to both a primary and a secondary school, the Easingwold Community Primary School, and the Outwood Academy. There’s also a pre-school nursery and an out of school club. The Crayke C of E Primary School is just outside the town.
The stunning city of York is on your horizon for city life, excellent shopping, entertainment, and evenings out, and all the culture and history that you can take. The Howardian Hills are on your horizon, literally, for unspoilt countryside, little villages, and country pubs. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the southwestern part of the North York Moors National Park.