Just five miles south-east of Selby, Carlton is a small and popular village. With primary and secondary education as well as excellent transport links, this civil parish is convenient for commuters and families. The famous Carlton Towers are a popular attraction and properties range from ideal first time homes to spacious family houses.
THINGS TO DO
Best known for the Carlton Towers, one of Yorkshire’s most beautiful places, the venue is used for weddings, corporate and puts on various other events each year including an annual exhibition from Carlton Art Club. Mill Lane on the north east side and Hangar Lane with the flood bank and plain on the west are popular with dog walkers. Finally, the village hall has an active community with activities and events for all ages.
EATING & DRINKING
Within the village, there is the Frying Nemo chip shop and two pubs – The Foresters and The Oddfellows. The latter has had a recent refurbishment and offers food as well as overnight accommodation. Selby is a short drive away for more options.
The village is home to education from three to 16 thanks to Carlton in Snaith Community Primary School and The Holy Family Catholic High School.
There is a Nisa supermarket, complete with a butchers and pizza takeaway department that serves Carlton. It is also home to the post office and nearby Selby has numerous high street brands and outlets to enjoy.
Carlton enjoys close proximity to the M62 which makes it easy to join the A1, M1 and M180 whether you are going north, east, south or west. It is possible to commute to Doncaster, Leeds or York in under an hour. On top of this, Robin Hood Airport is just over 20 miles away.
The Grade I listed Victorian gothic country house of Carlton Towers sits on a country estate and dates back to the 1600s. There has been a manor on these grounds since the 14th century but Carlton itself has little history. Mainly used for farming, it had a population of around 750 in the early 1870s. Today it is a dormitory village with a slowly growing population of around 2,000.
DID YOU KNOW?
Carlton Towers has been used for filming on television programmes such as Micawber, The Darling Buds of May and The Guest Wing.