New homes in Stamford Bridge
Whether you’re walking along the River Derwent, discovering local history or taking a day trip to York, your new home in Stamford Bridge is close to a huge range of attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Located in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the village is just a short drive away from York, and within commuting distance of Leeds, Scarborough and Hull.
A quick history
Stamford Bridge was the site of a Roman fort, which eventually became a larger town along the River Derwent. The Battle of Stamford Bridge took place in 1066 and marked the end of Viking rule. The Normans eventually took over the village, and by the late 20th and early 21st century, the population had grown to more than 3,000 residents.
Business and industry
Stamford Bridge is just a short commute away from York, where employers include Nestle UK, the City of York Council and the York Health Services Trust. If you’re travelling slightly further afield for work, Plaxton and McCain are located in Scarborough, while Leeds is home to Jet2.com, Yorkshire Bank and Marks and Spencer.
Things to do in the area
Places of interest nearby include the Stamford Bridge Viaduct, the Corn Mill and the Battle of Stamford Bridge Memorial. If you enjoy exploring the great outdoors, there are walking routes along the River Derwent, while the White Rose Way, which stretches all the way from Leeds to Scarborough, passes through Stamford Bridge.
If you’re moving to the local area with young children, they’ll love days out at Piglets Adventure Farm Park and York Maze, while older kids and adults will enjoy seeing the exhibits at Yorkshire Air Museum and the Yorkshire Museum of Farming.
Golfers can practice their swing at Forest Park Golf Club or York Golf Range, while other attractions within driving distance of Stamford Bridge include; Derwent Valley Light Railway, York’s Chocolate Story, Castle Howard and The Yorkshire Arboretum.
Travel and commuting
Stamford Bridge is located on the A166 which leads to York. York city centre is a 30-minute drive away depending on traffic, while the journey to Leeds takes around 50-minutes by car, and Scarborough and Hull can both be reached in under one hour.
Travelling further afield, the quickest way to get to London is by train from York Station, with a journey time of just two hours. When you’re going on holiday, Leeds Bradford Airport is just over an hour away from Stamford Bridge.