Durham’s Take on Durham Ox – Crayke Cutest Village Outside York!

Durham’s Take on Durham Ox – Crayke Cutest Village Outside York!

Durham’s Take on Durham Ox 

Crayke England Cutest Little Village Outside York!

The Durham Ox in Crayke England is the best little kept not so secret to the Locals! The Durham Ox is so much more than a country Pub. It’s a quaint, cute little place to gather with friends and family and enjoy yourself in the warm cosy atmosphere! They have exquisite food for Lunch and Dinner that would satisfy any foodie! If you plan on staying they also offer the cutest little Bed and Breakfast which is featured on Trip Advisor!

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durham ox
durham ox tina wine

Family Owned, the Durham Ox has been an open establishment for over 300 years! Make reservations for private parties, large or small groups and events! With that said, reservations are not required to pop in for a delicious meal or just a good drink! There are several dining areas including an outside garden when the weather is nice and a tiny bar for a quick drink! Looking for something special Durham OX is the place to go for Fine Wines, Champaign and top of the line Spirits!

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cosy durham ox
durham ox dining

Crayke England

Crayke is the cutest little village outside York. Only 30 minutes away from York, it’s the perfect destination for a country drive and to get a great view of The Veil of York!

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Durham’s Take on Durham Ox – Crayke Cutest Village Outside York!

While in Crayke take a walk around the cobbled stone foot paths and enrich yourself in hundreds of years of history! Visit St. Cuthbert's Church a 15th century church dating back to 1490. From the back of the church you can also get a glimpse of Crayke Castle. The Castle was built after the Norman Conquest in about 1450. Both sites are recorded in the National Heritage List for England!

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Crayke Church

York is a wonderful destination, however if you have time it’s well worth your while to leave the city behind and discover the quaint little villages just minutes away. Crayke will not disappoint. Don’t have a car, no problem Buses are available making this cute little village easily

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crayke church entry
crayke cobble stone paths

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  1. Reply

    What an adorable village! Seems like the perfect place to spend a few quiet days exploring the English countryside. I really like the look of that cemetery in particular!

  2. Reply

    I have never heard of this cute little town but I’m glad I have now. I will definitely be adding this to my list of places to see. Reminds me a little of the Cotswolds. Thanks for sharing.

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 24, 2016

      Thank you Sasha!

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    Hi! This village looks so cute!! never heard of it either even though I travelled a lot in England when I was younger but mostly in the big cities! One of my best friend leaves in England so I’m always keen on finding new place to explore there! thanks !!

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 24, 2016

      Thank you Helene, I hope to cover more of the smaller villages in the future, there are so many little treasures out there!

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    I recently discovered pub life and love the vibe and feel. I also love how this one has been around for 300 years! Now that is history

    • Ivy
    • October 25, 2016

    The England countryside looks beautiful! My colleague had her honeymoon there and I think York and Crayke were on her list. She had an amazing time and it’s easy to see why! What’s the correct way of pronouncing Crayke? Does it have anything to do with crickey? 😛

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    Thank you for sharing! I had no idea that this place even existed. The town looks so quaint – just perfect for a nice getaway. I can sure use a glass of wine. 🙂

  6. Reply

    This town looks so quaint – I love the look of an English countryside with its green rolling hills. So beautiful. This local public sounds lovely. I love experiencing local pubs and restaurants when I visit places.

  7. Reply

    I have never heard of this town before. But it sure does look heavenly. Small villages are my go to places when it comes to Europe. Definitely will keep this B&B in mind.

  8. Reply

    I love England’s old architecture & how so many villages have been left as they way they were built. So beautiful.

  9. Reply

    I love all the history!! Places like this always have such quaint, family-centric businesses. I really enjoy a nice, quiet, warm restaurant, and that pub looks perfect!

  10. I really envy you a bit that you had an opportunity to visit this place ♥ It looks so pretty to me and I would like to go visit England´s places like this. I like their “typical” architecture and also the nature. I would spend whole days with taking the photos of everything! :)Lovely photos ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ

    * Le blog de la Licorne *

  11. Reply

    How cute is this place? It looks like the perfect place for a charming weekend getaway for a couple looking for a bit of romance in their lives. Love it.

  12. Reply

    We are travel blogger so we love reading articles about a place. It looks like a wonderful place according the photos, especially the view over the nature 🙂

  13. Reply

    Hey there! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us so I came to
    take a look. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m
    bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
    Terrific blog and wonderful design.

    • Deni
    • October 25, 2016

    What?! They have a castle that dates back from the 15th century! That would be amazing to visit. That’s also very cool that the bar is 300 years old. That’s older than most of Canada (where I’m from)!

    • Nick B
    • October 25, 2016

    Yeah that definitely looks like a very homey pub. A lot of great photos too, thanks for sharing.

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    We’ve been to York, but missed this little gem. We will have to put it on our list of places to get back to! It sounds like a wonderful cozy place and we love those! Thanks for sharing.

    • Ima
    • October 25, 2016

    Like I always say, travel bloggers live the life!
    These places looks amazing, I can’t wait to have some time on my hands and more independence so I can see a couple for myself

  15. Reply

    Wow it’s been open for 300 years! Must have been a lot of history! Looks awesome and interesting place. How was the wine? 🙂

  16. Reply

    Beautiful photos, it look very peaceful. xx

    • blair villanueva
    • October 26, 2016

    oh my this place is almost 300 years old?! That’s monumental! You are so lucky to be there. Thumbs up!

  17. Reply

    What a quaint little village i love the country side it always is the perfect place for a vacation. Lovely pictures too

  18. Reply

    These are beautiful images and the place looks very nice.


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    Crayke looks very nice. I’d love to visit the Crayke Castle. It’s great that it’s recorded in the National Heritage List for England! Also a nice thing that you can go by bus as well. Very handy. I haven’t visited either York or Crayke yet. I’ve only been to London so far. But this definitely seems worth a visit!

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    I’ve never even heard of Crayke! It looks lovely and that pub sounds wonderful. And I love a place with cobble stones! Ree love30

    • Nya
    • October 27, 2016

    I’ve been to York during the Christmas markets last year and the atmosphere was so cozy and lovely! I haven’t visited this pub yet but definitely will have a look next time I visit York looks lovely.

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 27, 2016

      The Christmas Markets are so much fun, looking forward to this year 🙂

  21. Reply

    Seems to be very ideally located, such a lot of places to be seen around.
    I haven’t been to England yet, and the pics of these places make my urge to get there stronger.

  22. Reply

    That looks an awesome to place to be at. The village is so clean and looks calming and also the Ox looks out to be a great place to hangout.

  23. Reply

    Good food is always a tip I’d take! It’s always nice to venture off the usual and explore smaller villages. It’s great you made some lovely discoveries!

  24. Reply

    I love the villages up that way. Not been to this one, but it looks great for a visit. The pub looks great my type of place 🙂

  25. Reply

    As you said, the village looks cute indeed. I think I’d spend a considerable amount of time just photographing things. It has so much beauty to offer, wouldn’t mind spending a day or two in that village, take a walk, and just enjoy the view.

  26. Reply

    What a lovely little village! I see a lot of posts everyday on Europe and other places but it’s so refreshing to see something from England. Thanks for sharing Jimmy!

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 28, 2016

      Thank you Johann!

    • Sheena
    • October 28, 2016

    Great post with everything you need to know for a lovely day out in & around York. The Durham Ox looks perfect for a cozy romantic meal or even a weekend getaway, good to know that they have rooms too

  27. Reply

    I think York is a great place to go to if you want a city escape and just relax! And the 300 years old hotel would be a lovely experience.

  28. Reply

    Crayke looks so beautiful and has a special old world charm about it. It would be really a great pleasure to take a walk in this pristine village. The village really looks like a vintage classic.

    • Sia
    • November 1, 2016

    I absolutely love the British countryside because of its pubs, charity shops and bakeries. It has a special peaceful atmosphere like it came out of a Charles Dickens book. Would love to visit the church you’ve mentioned. This is the other thing of small towns and villages – a ruins of a castle, a gothic church and a small cemetery are usually everywhere!

    • Ami
    • November 1, 2016

    A cute, quaint little town with its own history and things to do. Fun indeed. For me, it would be a perfect weekend destination. Thanks for sharing the information about it.

  29. Reply

    What a quaint little pub, love a good country pub like that. And York is charming as well, I visited a couple of years ago and it’s hard to believe how some of the buildings are still standing… literally leaning over onto the street. Incredible!

  30. Reply

    Seriously, this village is so beautiful. It looks so cozy and laid back, perfect for people looking for a place to relax. I would surely love the vibe here!

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