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This is a typical Yorkshire village settled close to the meeting point of North and South Yorkshire. It is most noted for its huge 1950's coal-powered power station, one in a line of three, spaced about four miles from each other. The height of the stations dominate the region and can, in ideal weather conditions, be clearly seen from as far away as Todmorton in West Yorkshire.
The village is just a short distance from Pontefract, it is in an area renowned for its abundance of water, with the Aire and Calder Navigation, the Selby Canal, River Aire and River Went, all being within easy reach. Thus it is an excellent region for boating and fishing.
Mostly the housing of the village consists of traditional Yorkshire cottages, but new housing is enticing people who work in places such as Leeds, Wakefield, Selby and Doncaster.
There is an attractive racecourse at nearby Pontefract, also at Doncaster. Both Selby and Pontefract provide good shopping, and the region has a goodly share of pubs, inns and restaurants.
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Knottingley, North Yorkshire, England (1.1 miles, 1.8 km)
Just 25 minutes south of York on the A19, the Old Vicarage, with en suite rooms, large gardens and private parking, is only 1 mile from exit 34 of the M62. 10 minutes from Selby....
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The Owl Hotel by Marston's Inns
Selby, North Yorkshire, England (4.7 miles, 7.5 km, direction N)
The Owl Hotel in Hambleton provides attractive bed and breakfast accommodation, around 9 minutes’ drive from Selby. This Marston’s Inn also has a bar and restaurant serving a wide range of meals....
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Premier Inn Pontefract North
Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England (5.3 miles, 8.5 km, direction W)
Providing comfortable, good value accommodation, Premier Inn Pontefract North is close to Knottingley rail station, and just over 2 miles from Pontefract town centre....
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Darrington, West Yorkshire, England (5.4 miles, 8.6 km, direction SW)
Just off the A1 at Darrington, south of the M62 interchange near Leeds, this recently renovated hotel offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and stylish, contemporary en suite rooms....
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Premier Inn Pontefract South
Darrington, West Yorkshire, England (5.4 miles, 8.7 km, direction SW)
Just off the A1(M) and 3 miles (4.8 km) from Pontefract town centre is this comfortable Premier Inn with a Two For One restaurant and free parking. Premier Inn Pontefract South is 2 miles (3.2 km) fr...
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|Whitley Bridge Station||(0.7 miles, 1.2 km)|
|M62 Junction 34||(0.9 miles, 1.4 km)|
|Hensall Station||(1.5 miles, 2.4 km, direction E)|
|M62 Junction 33||(5.1 miles, 8.1 km, direction W)|
|Sheffield City Airport||(23.5 miles, 37.8 km, direction SW)|
|Leeds Bradford International Airport||(24.1 miles, 38.7 km, direction NW)|
|Eggborough to London||(157.7 miles, 253.8 km, direction S)||