Bedale is located just 2 miles from the A1 in the district of Hambleton; making it perfect for a holiday break or simply a day trip.

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The railway arrived in 1855 when the Bedale to Leyburn branch opened

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As seen here on Google Maps, Bedale is sandwiched between the Yorkshire Dales and the Yorkshire Moors, making it the perfect central spot for tourism in North Yorkshire. Bedale is located 34 miles north of Leeds and 26 miles south-west of Middlesbrough. The nearest town to Bedale is Northallerton, 7 miles away.

Bedale is one of North Yorkshire's smaller market towns but has one of the largest and finest churches in the North Riding. Just 2 miles from the A1 at Leeming Bar, Bedale is the entrance to Swaledale and the Yorkshire Dales in general, for both visitor and resident. Bedale is often called "The gateway to The Dales". The wide cobbled market place still hosts a weekly market on Tuesdays.

His daughters Agnes (born 1298) and Katherine (born 1300) were his co-heirs in his landed estates and manors. They were also co-heirs to his brother, Theobald.[8] Katherine (d. before 7 August 1328) married Sir John de Grey, 1st Baron Grey de Rotherfield, KG (9 October 1300 – 1 September 1359).

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The official website for Bedale and the surrounding villages. It aims to be a comprehensive and up to date source of local information. Whether you're visiting or live locally you can find details of events, places to explore and much more.

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With it’s charming cobbled  Market Place, full of unusual shops, Bedale is well worth a visit!…

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Within a stone's throw of Wensleydale lies the Georgian market town of Bedale and a rich seam of history that stretches back to the Doomsday Book. Shop for delicious local cheeses in the cobbled square, explore the unique 12th century church or take in Yorkshire's finest scenery from the winding Wensleydale railway.

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In Aiskew, founded in the 19th century by the Stapletons, who remained the local Catholic landlords after the Reformation. The Tudors had made sure to seize the original parish church of St Gregory and align it with their policies enacted by the Earl of Warwick's faction (which was not local), which supplanted the earlier Tudor implant of the Digby family, who had "gone native" and been drawn into local sympathies of anti-Elizabethan rebellion.

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Before the Harrying of the North Bedale was held by Torpin (Thorfinn), a patronym retained by the infamous Dick Turpin. The parish church also dates from this time (as evidenced by its crypt), before significant remodelling. The recent discovery of the Bedale Hoard provides further evidence of high-status Anglo-Saxon and Viking age activity in the area.[2]

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An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward includes Aiskew parish and had a total population of 4,601 at the 2011 Census.[12]

18 September Sunday Food Market Bedale 24-25 September Masham Sheep Fair 1 October Craft & Gift Fair Chantry Hall 2 October Crakehall Watermill open 12 noon – 4pm 16 October Sunday Food Market Bedale 22 October – 6 November Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park 30 October Bedale Fashion & Gift Fair Bedale Hall 10am-4pm

Bedale Golf Club is 800 yards north west of the town on the A684 road to Leyburn.

The estate of Bedale and the Lordship of the Manor passed via the eldest daughter: Agnes FitzAlan, whose marriage was granted on 10 May 1306 (when she was aged just 8) to Sir Miles de Stapleton of Carlton, Yorkshire for his son:

A market town since 1251, it has the only listed Leech House in the country and a harbour…

Existing historic buildings include an 18th-century apothecary's store for leeches, an underground ice house used for preserving food and the 14th-century market cross. Bedale is home to a small museum, numerous Georgian buildings and a railway station on the Wensleydale Railway, which runs to Redmire via Leyburn. The Thorp Perrow Arboretum lies nearby, as do the villages of Burneston, Burrill, Cowling, Exelby and Firby.

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St Gregory's had a daughter church known as St Augustine's Church and Village Hall at Leeming Bar although this is no longer used for worship, and a Mission Chapel at Burrill. There are other local Anglican chapels, such as St Gregory's at Crakehall and St Patrick's at Patrick Brompton. Two other parishes with churches joined in the benefice with St Gregory's are St John the Baptist (Leeming village) and St Mary the Virgin (Thornton Watlass).


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The town has many local shops, pubs and eating places along its market place. It holds a market every Tuesday on the cobbles that line the market place. It also has a leisure centre with full gym, swimming pool and astroturf sports pitches. Bedale Athletic Sports Association provides football, cricket, hockey, squash and tennis. Big Sheep Little Cow Farm is a petting zoo and the Wensleydale Railway is the local line.

Within a stone's throw of Wensleydale lies the Georgian market town of Bedale and a rich seam of history that stretches back to the Doomsday Book. Shop for delicious local cheeses in the cobbled square, explore the unique 12th century church or take in Yorkshire's finest scenery from the winding Wensleydale railway.

There are Methodist chapels in Bedale, Leeming, Crakehall and Aiskew. Some buildings in the area also have their own private chapels, such as at Christ's Hospital in Firby.

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