Those searching for new homes in Stamford Bridge will find plenty of reasons to choose this charming riverside village. The village enjoys an enviable location a few miles from the city of York, with easy road access to Bridlington and other coastal towns.
The idyllic setting and good commuter road links make this a good choice for first-time buyers, or a growing family looking for a home in a rural setting, with the advantage of having a vibrant city on the doorstep.
The history of Stamford Bridge dates back to Roman times, with a fort established in 70AD, but the town is perhaps most famous as the site of the Battle of Stamford Bridge, which saw King Harold Godwinson defeat King Harald Hardrada in 1066.
Today, Stamford Bridge is a pleasant village with plenty of shops and amenities including a butcher, baker, post office, convenience store, newsagents, and a pharmacy. There are several eateries, including pubs and a traditional Yorkshire fish and chip shop.
Those looking for leisure activities will enjoy the Stamford Bridge Community Swimming Pool and the eye-catching wrought iron viaduct, which once carried the York to Beverley railway line across the Derwent, is now a popular cycle path. Families can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities courtesy of the nearby Woodland Adventure or can test their wits against the York Maze.