Bedale is a Georgian market town which was mentioned in the Doomsday book and civil parish in the district of Hambleton, North Yorkshire, England. Historically, it was part of the North Riding of Yorkshire.
Typical to its Georgian heritage, Bedale has many more period style properties than neighbouring town of Northallerton; an eight-bedroom terraced Georgian property is likely to be on the market for £800k and more modern four bed detached homes start at around £275k.
Bedale has a population of just over 3,000.
The typical resident in Bedale is generally retired and worked in agriculture, manufacturing, construction, mining, or maintenance.
Served by an excellent choice of local primary schools as well as Bedale High at senior level. There are various independent schools within easy reach including Aysgarth, Cundall Manor and Queen Marys near Thirsk.
Shopping and Leisure
Bedale is known for its charming, cobbled streets and independent shops; the marketplace is full of a variety of unique shops, ranging from jewellery, antiques, women’s fashion and gifts, perfect for locals and for visiting tourists.
Bedale is only a stone throw from Wensleydale, meaning that foodies are particularly well catered for… Wensleydale cheese is a local speciality, as it dairy ice cream for the dales herd and Yorkshire beers. The towns butchers, Cockburns, is locally renowned.
Bedale has a weekly market on a Tuesday, offering fresh fish from local fishmongers, locally grown vegetables and plant stalls. As well as the Tuesday market, Bedale offers a Saturday car boot sales which attracts people from further afield between Easter and October.
House and home, greengrocers thirsk.
Pubs and Restaurants
Bedale is home to various pubs serving local Yorkshire beers, including The White Bear and the Green Dragon. Bedale also has a great variety of independent cafes, including local Institution and Sprouted Kitchen, Bubblegums ice cream parlour as well as a Costa Coffee.
Not only is Bedale an excellent base for exploring North Yorkshire due its location, just off the A1(M), but it boasts some of its own local attractions. Thorp Perrow, 100 acres of beautiful woodland, gardens and scenery, is also home to the UK's finest Bird of Prey & Wildlife centre.
Big Sheep and Little Cow is a farm in Bedale that offers hands-on experience for both children and adults; including farm tours as well as holding and feeding the animals.
Not far from Bedale, you can enjoy:
· Kiplin Hall, Richmond
· Wensleydale Creamery
· Black Sheep and Theakston Breweries, Masham
· Wensleydale Railway
There is currently a new build development in Bedale from national house builder, Taylor Wimpey.
Bedale is located just off the A1(M) North and South; 34 miles north of Leeds, 26 miles south-west of Middlesbrough.
The nearest train station is located in Northallerton, 20 minutes away. Northallerton train station has national links, including Newcastle, York, London, and Edinburgh.