Lying approximately four miles east of Tadcaster, Bolton Percy is nestled in the rolling North Yorkshire countryside. and is the perfect base from which to explore all that Selby District has to offer. Right at the heart of the charming village you will find the lovely 15th century All Saints Church, which is full of history and character. The church is open to visitors every day during daylight hours and you’re encouraged to explore, see how it has been altered through the ages and witness the choir stalls that bear the marks of Cromwell’s men.
Alternatively, enjoy an hour or so exploring the Bolton Percy Station Nature Reserve. Once a railway goods platform, this nature reserve covers the old platform and bridge embankments and flower filled grassland grows where rail track once was. Summer months see it fluttering with butterflies and moths.
This wonderfully historic village also boasts Hornington Manor, a Grade II listed Manor built in 1770, lovingly restored to provide luxury self-catering accommodation and exclusive weddings, a cricket green, local pub and D’Oylys Tearoom. If you’re lucky, you may catch the wonderfully English scene of cricket being played, before enjoying a light lunch or afternoon tea.
Newton Kyme cum Toulston is a rural village, north west of Tadcaster, with a conservation area in its centre, and a mix of traditional limestone buildings. One of the best ways to see Newton Kyme is on the Tadcaster and Newton Kyme walk that follows a section of the Ebor Way along the River Wharfe, passing Newton Kyme Hall and allows time for exploring Tadcaster.