NORTH DUFFIELD village (YO8) lies about 1.6mi away from The Lodge and 4.3mi north east of Selby on the A163 road from Selby to Market Weighton. The river Derwent forms the eastern boundary of this parish. The village has its own church, village hall, village green, duck pond, parks, bowls club and even a football team! The King Arms is the local village pub and a lovely find too, serving great food and a great selection of drinks (closes at 6pm on Sundays in the winter months). A little further afield you ca find The Oaks Golf Club & Spa for a spot of relaxation and fun; Skipwith Common and Lower Derwent Valley National Nature Reserve offer great outdoor space for walks, cycling and picnics and is just over the road! Other pubs around the area are the White Swan at Bubwith (1.9mi away) and The Drovers Arms in Skipwith (2.2mi away), all serving good food and drinks. Shopping in the local North Duffield village is served by a well-stocked and friendly local food and drinks store (McColls). For larger shopping, Selby and York have superstores and a variety of other shops, hairdressers, butchers, banks, cafes, restaurants, brasseries, etc.
The main towns and cities surrounding the area are Selby, York and Leeds with airports at Leeds/Bradford and Robin Hood being the nearest; train stations can be found in all 3 locations (Selby, York and Leeds).
SELBY (6.3mi away) is dominated by its sizeable and architecturally iconic Abbey of almost 1000 years of age, where it is believed that the son of William the Conqueror was born (Henry I). Move forward in time and the Abbey was even hired as the wedding venue for a Taiwanese pop star! Selby also has its own Town Hall which is regarded as being one of the best live venues in the area (as officially recognised by winning the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Nightlife Award). Selby town offers a good range of shops, supermarkets, eateries and is rapidly growing into a popular venue for foodies with its annual food festival held in August.
YORK (12mi away) is one of the real gems of Yorkshire with its rich medieval history, romantic atmosphere and playful charm. The city offers a huge range of shops, eateries, art galleries, live entertainment, internationally renowned seasonal markets and festivals (Food & Drink, Christmas, Music, etc.) and plenty of activities for all ages and tastes. From the fascinating and striking York Minster, story filled cobbled streets and squares, haunted pubs and the famous Ghost Tour to the Jorvik Centre, Chocolate Story with its interactive guided tours about the making of the finest creations of York’s most famous chocolate-making families, and The Shambles with its overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century and home to The Shop That Must Not Be Named, the inspiration behind Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley!
LEEDS (32mi away) is another city in which to enjoy a diverse and vibrant culture, excellent shopping, art, music, sport and a thriving food and drink scene. Leeds is mostly famous for its stunning architecture from Victorian arcades and gothic masterpieces. The Victoria Quarter, The Grand Theatre and The Corn Exchange, Leeds Town Hall and Central Library are but a few examples of some of the best architecture of Yorkshire.
Welcome to Yorkshire* states that Leeds is home to four outstanding theatres and the award winning first direct arena, as well as being one of the only cities outside London to boast an Opera House and Ballet company; Opera North and Northern Ballet. Whether it’s a musical at Leeds Grand Theatre, ballet at West Yorkshire Playhouse, comedy at Carriageworks Theatre or the charming Leeds City Varieties Music Hall, or a superstar at the arena, there’s a show for everyone!