Maypole Farm Bed & Breakfast
Our Bed and Breakfast accommodation is set in a village with a historic background. Maypole B&B is a 19th century farmhouse ideally located in the village of Cawood between York and Selby, being approximately 20 minutes from the cultural centre of York and its many attractions.
Come and enjoy a weekend in Yorkshire. Our rooms are all en suite and breakfast is served every morning in comfortable surroundings, using local produce.
Our aim is ensuring your stay at Maypole Farm B&B an enjoyable and memorable experience.
All Rooms Have:
Tea and Coffee making facilities
Garden for Guest Use
Off Site Parking
On Site Parking
Cawood Castle - what you see today are the inside of the original gateway, and the banqueting hall - the remainder of the Castle was destroyed after the Civil War, as Cawood had been a stronghold of the Royalists - stones from the Castle found their way into many local houses of the time, including Bank House! Cawood Castle was built on the banks of the tidal River Ouse, as the home of the Archbishops of York. It was visited by many Kings, including King John, who hunted game in nearby Bishop's Wood in the 13th Century; and Henry VIIIth and Catherine Howard.
The Great Feast of Cawood was held in honour of the enthronement of George Nevill as Archbishop of York in 1466. His brother, the celebrated 'Kingmaker', the Earl of Warwick, was a fifteenth century proponent of 'one-up-manship', and wanted a bigger feast than that held at the King's coronation. The King's brother, the Duke of Gloucester, was one of many guests, and the feasting went on for several days -the villagers must have lived off the 'leftovers' for some considerable time! The feast included: 104 oxen, 6 wild bulls, 1,000 muttons, 304 veals, 304 porks, 400 swans, 2,000 geese, 1,000 capons, 104 peacocks, 400 mallards and teals, 204 cranes, 204 kids, 2,000 chickens, 4,000 pigeons, 4,000 conies (rabbits) as well as 25,000 gallons of wine!
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This page was last updated: 14 July 2011