Bishop Burton is one of the country's best known villages. Located in the heart of the East Riding of Yorkshire, the village is characterised by distinctive images - its two ponds, the white painted houses, the Altisidora inn and the medieval church. The village is rooted in farming and is home to one of the leading agricultural colleges in the country. In 1934, Harold Packington a well-known architect listed Bishop Burton amongst the "15 fairest villages in England"; we believe it still is.

Information about the village is best found in the book written mostly by the villagers themselves: Bishop Burton and its People - A Village History edited and compiled by Margaret Borland and John Dunning OBE and published by Highgate Publications of Beverley. The Genuki entry for the village is also a useful starting point.