Bedale Certificated Locations

Bedale is a market town that dates back to the Domesday Book and received its charter as long ago as 1251. Home to the only listed leech house in the country, it also has its own harbour, despite being 70 miles from the sea. This was developed in the town's 18th century Georgian heyday to connect barges via Bedale beck to the River Swale.


This plan was abandoned when the railways arrived, and today visitors can enjoy a ride on the Wensleydale Railway, a 16-mile heritage line.


Other historic features include the 12th century St Gregory's Church and the Grade I-listed cross in the cobbled town square.


Those who enjoy country walking can experience the scenery of the Yorkshire Dales a few miles to the west, while the North York Moors National Park is to the east.