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For the small town in Australia, see Rylstone, New South Wales.
Village Pond, Rylstone.jpg
The village duckpond in Rylstone
Rylstone is located in North Yorkshire
Rylstone shown within North Yorkshire
Population 160 
OS grid reference SD969587
Civil parish
  • Rylstone
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SKIPTON
Postcode district BD23
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
YorkshireCoordinates: 54°01′28″N 2°02′52″W / 54.024400°N 2.047900°W / 54.024400; -2.047900

Rylstone is a village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated very near to Cracoe and about 6 miles south west of Grassington. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 Census was 160.[1]

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

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.[2]

Rylstone is referenced in the poem entitled The White Doe of Rylstone by William Wordsworth.[3]

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Tour de France Stage 1". Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  3. ^ The White Doe of Rylstone

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