New homes in Osbaldwick

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Situated just two miles east of York, Osbaldwick is a small village built along a tributary of the River Foss, Osbaldwick Beck. With a population nearing 3,000, Osbaldwick is so close to York that many class it as a suburb.

Osbaldwick is a sought after are for its proximity to one of Europe’s most beautiful historic cities, combined with the village’s friendly, close-knit community.

Transport links

As a small village, Osbaldwick does not have its own railway station but there are good train links in neighbouring York. York Station lies on the East Coast Main Line, and has good access to major cities including London, Leeds and Manchester. King’s Cross St Pancras can be reached within 2 hours and 15 minutes by train.

Osbaldwick lies within the York ring road. York city centre is just a 10-15 minute car journey from Osbaldwick, or 15 minutes by bus. Leeds is a 40 minute drive away along the A64, while Scarborough can be reached within an hour along the A64 in the opposite direction. Manchester takes one hour 25 minutes by car, again travelling along the A64 followed by the M62. Sheffield is one hour 10 minutes by road.

The village lies on the Sustrans national cycle route 66, and is served by two bus routes.

Places of interest

Osbaldwick is close to a number of cultural sights including Yorkshire Museum of Farming, DIG, York Castle Museum and the National Railway Museum, which is the largest of its kind in the world.

Iconic attractions in the city include York Minster - a 2,000 year old gothic cathedral of epic proportions - and York Dungeon, which aims to educate through family-friendly horror.

The York annual events calendar is lively and eclectic, ranging from the Jorvik Viking Festival in February to York’s Chocolate Festival in April, York Festival of Ideas in June and York Festival of Food and Drink in September.

Educational facilities

Founded in 1963 and with a student population of more than 15,000, the University of York is ranked within the top 20 UK institutions for higher education. It has one of the highest proportions of 4 star research activity in the UK.

Local amenities

Major shopping centres near Osbaldwick include the Coppergate Shopping Centre and Monks Cross Shopping Park. In the village itself, Osbaldwick Sports Club offers residents the chance to play bowls, cricket or football.