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West Riding
Village Pond, Rylstone.jpg
The village duckpond in Rylstone
Grid reference: SD969587
Location: 54°1’28"N, 2°2’52"W
Population: 160  (2011[1])
Post town: Skipton
Postcode: BD23
Local Government
Council: Craven

Rylstone is a village and civil parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is situated very near to Cracoe and about six miles south-west of Grassington. The civil parish originates as a township of the ancient parish of Burnsall, and had a population of 160 as of the 2011 census.[1]

Rylstone railway station opened in 1902, closed to passengers in 1930, and closed completely in 1969.[2]

The members of Rylstone and District Women's Institute were the inspiration for the 2003 film Calendar Girls, although the film was shot based in nearby Kettlewell.

On 5 July 2014, the Tour de France Stage 1 from Leeds to Harrogate passed through the village.[3]

Rylstone is referenced in the poem entitled The White Doe of Rylstone by William Wordsworth.


  1. 1.0 1.1 UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Rylstone Parish (1170216778)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/sources/census_2011_ks/report?compare=1170216778. Retrieved 11 April 2018 
  2. Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 202. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  3. "Tour de France Stage 1". https://web.archive.org/web/20140725103624/http://www.letour.com/le-tour/2014/us/stage-1.html. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 

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