Exploring York - Holgate

Holgate Windmill

Holgate is a charming suburb located to the west of York city centre. It is a popular residential area for families and professionals alike, known for its convenient location to York Railway Station and York City Centre. If you are looking for a place to call home in York, Holgate is definitely worth considering.


The area boasts a range of properties, from beautiful period terrace homes to traditional apartments. Many of the properties in Holgate have large gardens, making it a great place for families or anyone who loves outdoor living. Holgate is well-connected to the rest of York, with several bus routes serving the neighbourhood. It is also within walking distance of the city centre, allowing residents easy access to the city's attractions, retail and cultural sites.


One of the main attractions of Holgate is Holgate Windmill. Located on Windmill Rise, Holgate Windmill is a beautifully restored 18th-century windmill. You can take a guided tour to learn about its history and enjoy panoramic views of the city from the top.


For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are plenty of options in Holgate and the surrounding area. The nearby West Bank Park is a popular destination for families, with a range of activities for children of all ages. Hob Moor Nature Reserve is part of the Knavesmire, one of York's ancient commons. The land is unimproved pasture which is traditionally grazed over the summer months by cows but it also has a wonderful cycle path connecting Holgate to Foxwood and the racecourse.


There are also several good schools within the catchment area such as Holgate Primary School, All Saints Roman Catholic School and Millthorpe Secondary School, making it a popular choice for families of all ages.


Overall, Holgate is a fantastic place to live, with its excellent amenities, and convenient location.




Photo Credit: Mark Sanderson