Moving to Yate – A Six Point Guide



Yate Shopping Centre

Yate is a town and civil parish Based in South Gloucestershire. Situated just to the southwest of the Cotswold Hills and is 12 miles northeast of Bristol city centre. Here is a six-point guide to moving to Yate, to help you understand more about the area:

With a growing population exceeding 20,000 inhabitants. Yate is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086!

The name is derived from the Old English word giete or gete, meaning ‘a gateway into a forest area’.

One advantage to living in Yate is in one direction you can be in Bristol within twenty minutes. Furthermore, by heading east you will soon find yourself in the rolling hills of the picturesque Cotswolds.

Yate Shopping Centre
Credit: Yate Shopping Centre

Moving To Yate & Transportation

With access to a direct rail line, Yate is just a 20-minute journey away from Bristol and 40 minutes from Bath.

Local stopping buses will also take you across town and out to the South West cities.

Furthermore, being situated between both the M5 and M4 there are many options open for traveling across the country.

Moving To Yate & Employment Links

There are four employment agencies in Yate, and can be found here if you are seeking temporary or permanent employment.

The offices of South Gloucestershire Council can be found in Yate, and have a wide range of job opportunities.

Two large trading estates reside in Yate, known as Stover Rd trading estate, and The Beeches trading estate. Here you will find plenty of industrial and commercial businesses. Similarly, there are many retail opportunities available in Yate.

Schools In Yate

Yate has a wide selection of co-educational, state-funded primary and secondary schools for parents moving to the area to choose from.

Yate International Academy, Brimsham Green School, and Chipping Sodbury School joined together in the Cotswold Edge collaboration between their sixth forms.

Furthermore, offering students a wide range of courses, a personalised support programme, and a stimulating study environment.

Additionally, Yate is also home to Culverhill School, providing support to children with complex learning difficulties aged 7-16.

Shopping In Yate

Yate Shopping Centre is an outdoor mall with over one hundred retailers. Ranging from famous high street names such as Tesco Extra, M&S Simply Food, and Sports Direct.

In addition, locally renowned independent stores such as ironmonger Meredith’s and Jeweller Abrahams.

Furthermore, as a strong community shopping complex, Yate Shopping Centre holds a varied events programme throughout the year.

Including a local talent contest, children’s attractions, and celebrity visits including Peter Andre, Steps, and X-Factor finalists.

Sports and Leisure In Yate

There is a wide range of sports clubs in Yate. Formed in 1906, Yate Town Football Club is a well-established football club with its own football academy.

Although Yate doesn’t have a cricket team, by the same token its closest cricket club can be found nearby at Chipping Sodbury. For rugby enthusiasts, Yate RFC welcomes players of all ages and abilities.

Additionally, Yate boasts impressive track and field facilities for athletes.

Finally, the Leisure Centre in Yate offers a wide range of sporting activities. Comprising of two swimming pools, 3 squash courts, a fully kitted out gym, and a therapy health and beauty clinic.

Yate Town FC
Credit: Yate Town FC

Places to Eat In Yate

From well-known high street fast food outlets, to cafes and pubs, small independent eateries. Equally, there is no shortage of places to eat in Yate to suit all tastes and budgets.

For cake lovers, why not try the Vintage Birdcage Cakery. A vintage style Cafe serving freshly made lunches, drinks, and not to mention, a fine selection of delicious homemade cakes.

For a more extensive list of places to eat in Yate, Tripadvisor offers a useful guide based on customer online ratings.

Vintage Birdcage Cakery
Vintage Birdcage Cakery

In summary, Yate is a town with many things to do, a wide range of schools to choose from, and no shortage of shops, right on the doorstep!

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