Thixendale is a tiny village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the East Riding of Yorkshire, it is located in the Yorkshire Wolds, about 20 miles east of York.
The population of the village and surrounding farms is 130.
For travellers looking for a quaint little place to sleep, Thixendale is an interesting choice. It is a reasonable driving distance from York, and provides serene country landscapes and interesting hikes in the immediate vicinity, including a popular walk to the nearby Wharram Percy, a deserted medieval village. A tiny no-frills YHA youth hostel used to serve frugal travellers, until it was closed in 1999. Other accommodation options are still available. There is a single pub, the Cross Keys, a regular winner of local CAMRA awards.
The Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail, a long distance footpath passes to the east end of the village.
The church of St Mary, Thixendale is one of a group of village buildings constructed to designs by George Edmund Street in 1868–70. It was designated in 1966 by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.