Why live in Holgate?
Close to the centre of York and bounded by the River Ouse to the north, Holgate is a popular suburb of the city. With a great selection of schools, easy transport links and a variety of things to do. Take a look through the great mix of properties in Holgate - from townhouses to terraces to modern detached homes - that are just right for you and your family.
Things To Do
Holgate is home to a restored windmill, the ever popular National Railway Museum and also the historic Cold War Bunker. There is a nice walk around Holgate Beck while West Bank Park and Hob Moor are beautiful open spaces. A little further away is the stunning Clifton Park, Rowntree Park and the famous York Racecourse. From a sport perspective, you have the York Railway Institute Football Club, York Lokomotive rugby and hockey teams.
Eating & Drinking
Pubs in the area include The Ainsty, Carlton Tavern, Osset Brewery and Puss 'N' Boots. The Poppleton Road Fish Bar, Mamaz Pizzeria and Indian Fusion takeaways are also in Holgate but neighbouring Acomb, and of course York, are home to a great mix of international cuisine and great restaurants.
Acomb Road is home to a Spar and Boroughbridge Road has a Nisa for neighbourhood grocery shopping. The suburb of Acomb has more shopping options with a Morrisons superstore, charity stores, pharmacies, Peacocks, Bathstore and pet shop. York is just minutes away and has high street stores as well as the popular Outlet Village.
Primary schools in the area:
- Acomb Primary School
- Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Primary School
- St Paul's Church of England Primary School
- Poppleton Road Primary School
Secondary schools in the area:
- All Saints Roman Catholic School
- Millthorpe School
- Manor Church of England Academy Trust
- York High School
Holgate is within 10 minutes of York city centre and ideally placed for easy access to the large train station that connects to across Britain. Public transport is frequent to take you down the A59 into the centre, and this is also how you exit the city and join the ring road. Leeds is around 45 minutes away, the Leeds Bradford International Airport is the same distance and the North York Moors are right on your doorstep.
The first mention of Holgate was in the 14th century and its proximity to York has seen large growth since the late 1800s. Within the area there are a number of historic buildings and the Holgate Mill was built in 1770, stopped grinding corn in 1933 but is still standing and selling flour today. It was also home to Hob Moor Water Mill until 1723. The York Waterworks Company supplies much of the city and has been in Holgate since 1846. In the mid 1800s, the population was little more than 150 and it wasn't until 1884 that it changed from being part of the manor of Acomb to part of York.
Did You Know?
The writer and grammarian Lindley Murray settled in Holgate following the American War of Independence.