The Vale of York
The Vale of York runs from the Humberhead Levels to the Vale of Mowbray, with the Howardian Hills to the east and Pennines to the west. It is predominantly a flat landscape and serves as the main north/south corridor for the North of England.
The obvious feature of this popular area is the city of York, with its medieval Minster and historic centre. York train station is a valuable asset to the area, with regular services to London and Edinburgh as well as Leeds and Manchester. York racecourse is the third biggest in the country in terms of prize money. For buyers looking for property in the Vale of York, destination villages and towns include:
Boroughbridge is busy market town, six miles north west of York. The town is located next to the A1M, giving it excellent access to the motorway network. With the recent flight from country life to town life, it has become a popular destination for buyers.
The town grew out of the original Roman settlement of Aldborough, to be closer to the bridge across the River Ure. Aldborough is a pretty village renowned for its Roman remains.
Tolerton is popular village with home buyers, due to its easy access to the A19 and being only 10 miles north from York. The village has a popular village store and pub and is centred on an attractive village green.
Helperby is an attractive village to those looking for a rural location but needing links to the motor way network. The village has a thriving community, with a primary school, pubs, and a butcher shop. There is also a well subscribed cricket club.