Accommodation in and around Bedale includes independent hotels, self-catering cottages, B&B’s, camping, glamping and caravan sites all with high standards and to suit many different pockets.


Wensleydale Railway, the Herriot Country Line runs through 16 miles of North Yorkshire Dales and stops at Bedale Station. Bedale Hall houses Bedale Museum and nearby Constable Burton Hall and Thorpe Perrow are fine examples of fine houses in the area plus there’s host of other attractions and ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ locations to see.

Food & Drink

Cafes, Pubs with food, restaurants and takeaway shops offer a wide range of eating out options in Bedale most of which are offer menus with local ingredients. With quality local retailers and traders there’s a definite taste of Herriot Country in the town.


Mentioned in the Domesday Book, this elegant Georgian market town has a rural focus town and where its historic 12th Century church has been named one Britain’s best. Its many unique shops, cafes, gift shops, pubs and restaurants provide a warm welcome to visitors offering jewellery and antiques to custom-made furniture, women’s fashion, china and gifts.

Bedale is on the route of the Wensleydale Railway where the station includes a traditional tearoom and a centre for craft workshops and an art gallery.

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 and there is a delicatessen, bakery and greengrocer and a chocolate shop for those with a sweet tooth.



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 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.