Fulford Location Guide

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Fulford is an historic village on the outskirts of York approx 2 miles to the South of the city, on the East bank of the River Ouse. The population is Fulford is around 3000 and the village features all types of homes including grand period houses and bijou apartments. With an active community, Fulford is a fabulous area for families.

Fulford main street is the A19.  Near the intersection stands the York Designer Outlet shopping mall.  A pedestrian Millennium Bridge with a cycle path was opened in 2001, linking Fulford to the South Bank area of York on the other side of the river.  Several bus services operate between York and Fulford.

The active Parish Council http://www.fulfordparishcouncil.org.uk/ maintains a website with local information which includes a directory of organisations contact details for local services, a guide to local issues and a record of parish council minutes.

Fulford is home to Imphal Barracks, HQ of the British Army’s 15th Infantry Brigade.  Soldiers and their families live in married quarters outside the barracks.  You’ll also find the HQ for the Royal Military Police in the area.

Fulford Golf Club, which celebrated its centenary in 2006, was hope to the Bensons and Hedges International Open between 1971 to 1989.  York City FC were once based in Fulford, at their Fulfordgate stadium, before moving to the current Bootham Crescent stadium in 1932.  The area is now occupied by Eastward Avenue and lies close to Fulford School.

A 6.4 miles (10.3km) long scale model of the Solar System starts across the Ouse, west of Fulford, and runs via Naburn to Ricall along a disused railway line from York to Selby.  It is now a Sustrans cycle path and part of the White Rose cycle route.  The route of the White Rose Way, a long distance walk from Leeds to Scarborough, also passes through Fulford.

The annual Fulford Show runs every August and provides the chance to enjoy competitions on the Village Green.

The Bay Horse is a very popular local pub with separate areas for drinking and dining  separated by an unusual four sided bar. They have an extensive menu of food which is all locally farmed or sourced.  The Plough Inn also offers food and is child friendly.

Langtons Brasserie is a favourite for evening and the nearby designer outlet is only a mile or so away and has plenty of choice such as Wagamamas and Pret a Manger.

For the perfect bacon or sausage sandwich, we recommend Croque Monsieur on Fulford Road!  

Fulford is quite possibly the ideal location for shopaholics!  Since it’s only 2 miles from the centre of York, you’re only a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of the historic city and amenities. The York Designer Outlet is just outside the village – perfect for an rain free shopping fix.  In addition, Fulford itself has food shops, furniture shops and a large bike shop.

If you take Fulford’s main street North, you will head straight into York.  Going South, you can head out to the ring road for easy access to nearby towns and cities.  Buses run very regularly into the city.

In 1066, Fulford was home to the last great Viking victory on English soil. As William the Conqueror prepared his invasion, Harold Hardrada came to claim the English throne and won at the Battle of Fulford. This forced the English King to march his troops up North to defeat the Vikings at the Battle of Stamford Bridge before marching them all the way back down to the infamous Battle of Hastings.

Primary Schools

Fishergate Primary School – http://www.fishergateschool.com/

Lord Deramores – http://lordderamores.com/

Osbaldwick Primary – http://osbaldwickprimaryschool.co.uk/

St. Georges RC Primary – http://stgeorgesrc-york.org.uk/

St. Oswalds COE – http://www.stoswalds.york.sch.uk/

St. Lawrence’s COE  – http://www.stlawrencesschool.org/

Badger Hill Primary – http://www.badgerhillprimaryschool.co.uk/

Secondary Schools

Fulford – http://www.fulford.york.sch.uk/

Archbishop Holgate’s School Academy  – https://www.archbishopholgates.org/

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