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About Dunnington

Dunnington is a small village just six miles east of York. Complete with handy amenities, cosy pubs, a primary school and close to the North York Moors it is a popular location. Ideal for young professionals or growing families, you will find everything from spacious family homes to small bungalows in this former Britain in Bloom winner.

Things to do

Dunnington has a library, doctors' surgery and sports facilities including a gym, bowls, cricket, football and tennis. Popular areas for walking in the area are the beautiful Hassacarr Nature Reserve - which has been awarded Local Nature Reserve status, a park and Hagg Wood. Find out what's on in The Grapevine Dunnington's monthly village magazine published by the local church.

Eating & Drinking

The Cross Keys and The Windmill hotel are the two pubs in the area and great for a drink, bite to eat or an evening out. Dunnington Sports Club is also a bar, and there is Cunnington Fisheries for a taste of the British classic. Nearby Low Catton is home to the Gold Cup Inn and York has a variety of international cuisine.

Shopping

Within the village there is a Londis, Costcutter, a car dealership, post office and a pharmacy. Find larger supermarkets, like Sainsbury's Local, Waitrose, Morrisons and Asda at York. The city is also home to excellent amenities and shopping like the designer outlet and down the high street.

Schools

The village school is Dunnington Church of England Primary School. Neighbouring areas have secondary schools, including Fulford School, Archbishop Holgate's School and Applefields School.

Transport links

Dunnington is just six miles from York and connected by the A1079 to Hull and A166 to Bridlington. The FirstGroup bus number 10 goes to the city through the village and that is where you can find the closest train station. Leeds Bradford International Airport is just an hour away.

History

A settlement in Anglo-Saxon times, it was listed as "Donniton" in the 1086 Domesday Book. Always an agricultural area, it became the main area in England for growing chicory. It was served by the Derwent Valley Light Railway for more than a decade from 1913 as it grew slowly. Today it is used as a dormitory village for the city of York.

Did you know?

Dunnington has a small industrial park which is home to Minster FM radio station as well as the Cost Cutter supermarkets head office.


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