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Things to do in Saxton, North Yorkshire

All Saints Church, Saxton © Norman Allen

Saxton is a small village one mile from the village of Towton, famous as the site of a major war of the roses battlefield. Although Towton seems to have much of the media credit for the battle, much of the fighting did in fact take place within Saxton.

There you will find a very small church, Lead church, which is where many of the dead were buried in large pits.

Tourists will find a very agreeable inn named the Greyhound within Saxton, the landlord is very friendly and the food always excellent. Saxton is small and picturesque but should be visited as part of a day out, perhaps taking time to visit the battlefield memorial or visit nearby Tadcaster, famous of course for it's brewing heritage.

Saxton is a little gem hidden in the West Yorkshire countryside, well worth a visit!

Description by Simon Chambers

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Saxton main road from church © Norman Allen
Greyhound Inn, Saxton © Norman Allen

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