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Heslington

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Heslington is a village in the unitary authority of City of York in the north of England, south east of the centre of York.

It was probably an Anglian settlement and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. It became a Conservation Area in 1969.

Heslington Hall was built between 1565 and 1568 for Sir Thomas Eynns. In the 20th century it was owned by Lord Deramore, but is now the administrative headquarters for the University of York.

The village tends to be busy as it provides a number of services for the students of the University of York; specifically: 4 banks, 2 pubs, a post office, a unisex hair salon, Heslington Church, and a grocery shop.

The local school, Lord Deramore's Primary School, serves the residents of the nearby Badger Hill estate, Heslington village and the families of the scholars of the University of York.

The pubs

The two pubs in Heslington are the Deramore Arms and the Charles XII.

The Charles XII, named after the racehorse, is a lively pub with a beer garden, popular with the students of the nearby University of York.

The Deramore Arms tends to be the haunt of the local farming community, although it is also frequented by students seeking a quieter alternative to the Charles. It has a fine selection of beers and can be relied upon to have a number of quality guest beers on tap.

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