The historic village of Sherburn in Elmet is located in the heart of North Yorkshire, in between Leeds and York. It is one of only three places in the area to be explicitly associated with the ancient Celtic kingdom of Elmet via featuring the kingdom’s title in its name, the others being Barwick-in-Elmet and Scholes-in-Elmet.
Sherburn in Elmet is a fast growing village, which has four supermarkets: Spar, Tesco Express, Aldi and Co-op. There are several independently owned shops, and a market in the centre of the village on Wednesdays and Saturdays. As well as the shops and houses in the centre of Sherburn, just on the outskirts of the village is the Sherburn Industrial Estate, one of the biggest enterprise parks in the area, home to some big names such as Debenhams, Sainsburys and Eddie Sobart. British Gypsum also have a site on the outskirts of the village.
The town is served by Sherburn-in-Elmet railway station with services to York railway station, Hull Paragon Interchange and Sheffield railway station, with a second station (South Milford railway station) in nearby South Milford providing services to Leeds and Kingston upon Hull. Arriva Yorkshire buses go to Leeds, Tadcaster and Selby.