This picturesque town located in the heart of North Yorkshire is filled with history, stunning countryside, and a vibrant community, making it a must-visit destination for those wanting to explore this part of North Yorkshire and surrounding countryside. The town's history dates back to the 11th century, with the Norman Castle and St. Gregory's Church standing as testament to its rich past. Visitors can explore these historic sites or enjoy a stroll through the town's cobbled streets, which are lined with independent shops, cafes, and pubs.
For nature enthusiasts, Bedale is located near the Yorkshire Dales National Park, offering breathtaking views of the countryside and an abundance of walking and cycling trails. Visitors can also take a stroll along the River Swale, which runs through the town, and enjoy the local wildlife and flora. Bedale has a bustling calendar of events, including the annual Bedale Point-to-Point horse racing event and the Bedale Leech Festival, which celebrates the town's historic connection to leech farming! Come and explore this beautiful part of North Yorkshire from the comfort of one of our Bedale cottages.