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Postcode: YO41 | code search
Population: 3500
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Seven miles to the east of York lies the town of Stamford Bridge. There has been a settlement here, and perhaps more significantly a crossing over the river Derwent, since at least Roman times. As an important crossing point the town will have provided hospitality for many centuries, and still has four pubs to this day. The old stone bridge that now spans the river dates from 1727, and is a grade II listed building. In medieval times there was a wooden bridge, and of course there was a bridge at Stamford Bridge in 1066 when the battle just before that at Hastings took place there. The Battle of Stamford Bridge was fought on September 25 1066 between the forces of King Harold Godwineson of England and those of Danish leader Harald Hardrada, helped by King Harold’s traitorous brother Tostig. The English overwhelmed the Danes and secured a decisive victory, but then had to make a forced march south again having just covered 180 miles in four days to get to Stamford Bridge and surprise their enemies. The exhaustion of those who fought at the battle on September 25 and Hastings on October 14 must have been a factor in Harold’s defeat. Two other landmarks dominate the town of 3,394 inhabitants. The first is another crossing, the disused railway viaduct, built in 1847, now serving as part of a cycle route. The second is an ancient mill that dates from 1591, that has now found a new use as luxury flats.

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Kexby House (2.66 miles)

Kexby House
Kexby House is a restored Grade 2 listed 18th century Georgian Farm House which is situated only a few miles from the historic city of York, the market town of Pocklington, Stamford Bridge and Elvington ... More | visit website
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Gateway To York (2.87 miles)

Gateway To York
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Set in 8 acres of landscaped gardens with fine views of woodland, the River Derwent and rich farmland.

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Claxton Hall Cottage (3.31 miles)

Claxton Hall Cottage

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We are situated down a private country lane 10 minutes North East of the Historic City of York, the ideal place to base yourself for touring the North York Moors ... More

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Fifth Milestone Cottage (3.36 miles)

Fifth Milestone Cottage
For a relaxing, beautiful, cottage b&b, look no further than FIFTH MILESTONE COTTAGE bed and breakfast. Spoilt for choice of rooms, from a lovely twin room with luxury en-suite wet room and views looking directly ... More | visit website
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Orillia House (3.51 miles)

Orillia House
Orillia House, situated only three miles from York North Yorkshire, has been described as "a luxury hotel in miniature". It provides bed and breakfast accommodation with the emphasis on quality, comfort and personal ... More | visit website
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The Windmill (3.53 miles)

The Windmill

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A friendly relaxing welcome awaits you at The Windmill, Dunnington, York.Open all day, every day, The Windmill is the perfect setting for a quick drink, a bite to eat or ... More

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Rosemary Cottage at Merricote Cottages (4.05 miles)

Rosemary Cottage at Merricote Cottages

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Standing within three acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and woodland, these attractive cottages are three of eight enjoying a pretty, rural setting just 4 miles from the ... More

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Thompson Arms Holiday Cottages (5.47 miles)

Thompson Arms Holiday Cottages
Thompson Arms Holiday Lets offers three recently completed one bedroom cottages, self catering holiday accommodation in North Yorkshire. The Cottages are family friendly, sleeping up to four.

Situated in relaxing victorian cobbled courtyard complex (formerly ... More | visit website
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Express By Holiday Inn York-East (5.47 miles)

Express By Holiday Inn York-East

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The Express By Holiday Inn York-East hotel is ideally located in a semi-rural area in the historic city of York. We are only two & a half miles from the ... More

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Innkeepers Lodge (5.93 miles)

Innkeepers Lodge

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Located just a few minutes from York city centre, Innkeepers Lodge at the Black Bull is ideal for visiting local attractions including the Jorvik Viking Centre, Clifford's Tower and York ... More

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