Coxwold is an attractive village in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, situated 18 miles north of York.

Laurence Sterne, the 18th century clergyman and author of Tristram Shandy lived here from 1760 to 1768 when he was Vicar of Coxwold. His former home, Shandy Hall is now a museum full of books, pictures and memorabilia that tell his story.

Coxwold church, which has an impressive octagonal tower, is built on a Saxon site.

OS grid reference SE 535 775

Local attractions

Less than a mile south of Coxwold is Newburgh Priory, a fine stately home in a superb setting with breathtaking views to the Kilburn White Horse in the distance. The extensive grounds contain a water garden, walled garden, topiary yews and woodland walks.

Useful and informative links

Coxwold photographs from Geograph
Coxwold Village
A website to inform visitors and locals of the history, places of interest and services in and around Coxwold.
Wikipedia article on Coxwold

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