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 twitter feed. Whether you're visiting or live locally you can find details of events, places to explore and much more.
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.
With it’s charming cobbled streets, hidden gems and a Market Place centrepiece full of a variety of unusual shops all perfect for visiting tourists, Bedale is well worth a visit! Bedale is home to a host of unique shops offering everything from jewellery and antiques to custom-made furniture, women’s fashion, china and gifts. Foodies, in particular, are well catered for. Wensleydale cheese is, of course, a local speciality, as is real dairy ice cream from dales herds and Yorkshire beers. The town’s butcher is locally renowned.
Only 1 mile from the A1M, it is an ideal location with fast real and virtual communications. London is 3 hours away on the East Coast mainline or 236 miles; Edinburgh is 2 1/2 hours by train or 164 miles. More locally, Leeds is 46 miles and Newcastle 56 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.
Stay up to date with the latest community news for the area. Find out what’s going on, get involved and support your local area. Up to the minute news can be found on twitter @OfficialBedale and Facebook.com/OfficialBedale.