"Stamford Bridge, King Harold and 1066" Stamford Bridge by Alvorian

Stamford Bridge Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 7 photos

Not the one with Abramovich and Mourinho

This was my home town for several years, and whereas at one time, visitors to Stamford Bridge were likely to be slain by a giant Norseman, these days an outing to this friendly and historic village is an altogether more appealing proposition.

In 1066, King Harold of England fought his brother, Tostig, and King Harald Hardraada of Norway in the famous Battle of Stamford Bridge, and after his victory he marched down to Hastings.

With the benefit of hindsight, Harold would have stayed in Stamford Bridge, where the local fish and chips enjoy an excellent reputation.

The soldiers have been replaced by wildfowl, which leave the River Der-went in search of food from generous tourists.

Stamford Bridge is 8 miles from York, and the village, which is closer in size to a small town, is a gateway to Yorkshire?s East Riding.

Good pubs are also a feature of the village.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Picturesque village close to historical York
  • Cons:Cold and wet in Winter
  • In a nutshell:Kings have fought for a piece of this village
  • Intro Updated Jul 11, 2004
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