The official website for Bedale and the surrounding villages. It aims to be a comprehensive and up to date source of local information. More instant information appears on the  OfficialBedale facebook page and @OfficialBedale X feed. Whether you're visiting or live locally you can find details of events, places to explore and much more.

Bedale Market Cross, Church and Bedale Halll


A market town since 1251, it has the only listed Leech House in the country and a harbour 70 miles from the sea! The Tourist Information Centre is at Bedale Hall (DL8 1AA) and is well stocked with leaflets on local and regional attractions. Bedale is a traditional Yorkshire market town mentioned in the Domesday Book.  Its Georgian heyday is reflected in the elegant buildings lining the historic market square. The 12th century church, St Gregory’s, has been named as one of Britain’s best.


Bedale and the surrounding villages have many options of places to stay, wether its self catering Holiday Cottages, B&Bs, Inns and Hotels, or Camp sites, Glamping and Caravan sites, there is somewhere for everyone. 



Bedale is surrounded by cafes, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes. We also have a list of takeaways in Bedale, and their Menus.



Bedale and the surrounding area is home to a thriving community and local companies, groups and classes.  Only 1 mile from the A1M, it is an ideal location. London is 3 hours away on the East Coast mainline or 236 miles; Edinburgh is 2 1/2 hours by train or 164 miles. Bedale Hall is an excellent conference venue and has rooms for smaller meetings. It also has offices for rent, as do other properties in town. Free wifi is available along the Market Place, so it is a great place to stop between appointments or use as a central point for meetings with colleagues. Car parking is only £1.80 per day or there is 2 hours free parking in the Market Place, for which you need to display a ‘disc’. Discs are available free of charge from local shops and the Tourist Information Centre. For a quick snack or a meal, there is a range of eating establishments.

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