Just off the A58 between Leeds and Wetherby, Bardsey is a small village with a sought after location. Quiet, with the oldest pub in England and a local primary school, it is extremely popular with families and city professionals. Known for beautiful views and stunning, large modern or traditional family homes, it could be your ideal position in North Yorkshire.
THINGS TO DO
New residents will enjoy the community website where you can find hour-long walks around the beautiful countryside on your doorstep. There is also a cricket club and two football pitches, with a number of golf clubs nearby and popular local attractions like Bramham Park, Roundhay Park, Tropical World and Harewood House within a short drive.
EATING & DRINKING
The Bingley Arms in the village is, disputably, the oldest inn in England, with origins in the 10th century and is your local pub that also serves food. Other options nearby are the Duke of Wellington in Keswick and the New Inn in Scarcroft. The livelier areas of Shadwell, Roundhay and Wetherby are within shooting distance for more options.
There is a convenience store in the village but Wetherby and Leeds are nearby for bigger shopping. Both service everything from DIY and home goods to clothing and interior furnishings. The former is also home to your nearest superstore: Sainsbury's or Morrisons.
The village is home to Bardsey Primary School and secondary education is usually taken at Wetherby High School or Boston Spa Comprehensive.
On the road between Wetherby and Leeds, Bardsey is close to busy areas and buses 98, 98A, 99 and X98 between the two pass through the villahe. The A1(M) is nearby, which means that you are easily linked with access both north and south. Leeds Bradford International Airport is less than half an hour away.
Bardsey is steeped in history and has archeological remains that date back to the late Iron Age. All Hallows Church in the village has elements built around 900AD and the Domesday Book of 1086 notes the area as Berdesei. Mainly used for agriculture, there has always been a community here but the arrival of the train station in 1877 led boosted the economy and began to make the village a popular, middle-class area of Leeds. Today, the residents of Bardsey enjoy its a mix of modern developments and rural character.
DID YOU KNOW?
Bardsey was the birthplace of William Congreve, one of the most popular poets and playwrights of the Restoration period in the late 17th century.