Staying in Bedale and visiting local businesses
Today's Bedale still has its busy weekly market, a variety of unusual owner-managed shops selling an array of women’s fashion, china and gifts, antiques, furniture (custom made) and jewellery. For food loving self-catering visitors, the town’s independent butcher is rather well-regarded, and of course, the local speciality is Wensleydale cheese, all supported by independent Yorkshire beers and locally made real dairy ice cream.
For the more energetic, there are a host of scenic local walks and attractions for all the family. It is also home to the rather grand Bedale Hall, there is a heritage railway and a swimming pool, making it the perfect centre for the self-catering holiday maker.