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Austwick Town Information

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Austwick from Oxenber Photo © Mike Clarke
Austwick from Oxenber -
Photo: Mike Clarke CCL

blank image Close to the village of Clapham, Austwick sits among some of the finest limestone scenery in North Yorkshire.

Huge grit boulders brought here by a glacier over 12,000 years ago now stand on stone pedestals.

Thanks to an old legend, the village is known as ‘Cuckoo Town’ and models of the bird can be seen each year at an annual outdoor market.