Things to do in Bedale include great local walks through pretty woodland and along historic canals. Renowned as a top place for Yorkshire markets, local produce markets are weekly and shopping in Bedale is a feast for the specialist shopper featuring Yorkshire food shops, antique shops, second hand book shops and more. Bedale has its own tourist information centre and an informative local museum. Local breweries including Theakstons and Black Sheep at nearby Masham are within easy reach as is beautiful Jervaulx Abbey.

Things to Do in Bedale

A picture-postcard historic market town, Bedale in North Yorkshire makes an ideal base for touring North Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. The town nestles mid-way between the Yorkshire Moors and Dales. Boasting its own tourist information centre plus local premier Bedale golf course, attractions and activities include delightful local woodland walks and heritage trails taking in beautiful historic buildings like the Palladian Bedale Hall. Most popular walks in Bedale include the Bedale Beckside Footpath.

The town has a local heritage canal and a superb selection of independent shops selling fine Yorkshire local produce, antiques and specialist foods such as Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese. Bedale market takes place weekly on Tuesday and is a rich source of Yorkshire local produce.

Pick up a leaflet for the Bedale Heritage Trail at Bedale Tourist Information Centre within Bedale Hall and discover the history of Bedale in the informative and free entry Bedale Museum also within Bedale Hall. Spectacular Yorkshire abbeys like Jervaulx Abbey are within easy reach of Bedale as are fantastic fun family steam railways like the Wensleydale Railway. Great restaurants, fine old inns serving hearty food and ales and great takeaways are all plentiful in the market town centre.

Accommodation in Bedale

  • Masham   (2.6 miles from the centre of Bedale)
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    Country Inn in Thornton Watlass offering comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation. Close to Wensleydale, the Gateway to the National Park. Family room available.
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  • Finghall   (5.3 miles from the centre of Bedale)
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    Delightful traditional inn on the edge of the Dales near Leyburn serving the finest locally sourced food. Spectacular Wensleydale views, pets welcome and large family suite.
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  • Bedale   (3.2 miles from the centre of Bedale)
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    Welcoming country inn ideal for relaxing breaks to Bedale. 4 spacious ensuite rooms for couples or families. Dinner, bed & breakfast rates available. Parking & WiFi.
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