Bedale Tourist & Visitor Information

Bedale is the eastern Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales for visitors and tourists; just a few miles from A1M motorway at junction 51. There are many places to visit within easy reach of Bedale, making the town an excellent base from which to explore the Dales.

Bedale Tourist Information Centre Bedale Hall, North End, Bedale, DL8 1AA

Telephone 01677 424604 E-mail:
This excellent volunteer run centre is open from Easter to late October 10 to 4pm Monday to Friday and 9 to 2pm on Saturdays. From November to mid December and mid February to Easter 10 to 4pm Tuesdays and 10 to 2pm on Saturdays.

Dalesbus Details of bus and train services in the Yorkshire Dales

Wensleydale Flyer 856 Sundays and Bank Holidays all year
Northallerton - Bedale - Leyburn - Aysgarth - Bainbridge - Hawes

Wensleydale Railway runs trains between Leeming Bar (near the A1M/A684 jct) and Redmire (on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park), via Bedale and Leyburn. Let the train take the strain, park at Leeming Bar.

The Forbidden Corner
is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Advance ticket only see website for details

BigSheep & Little Cow Farm, near Bedale
where visitors get the chance to bottle feed lambs, piglets, bath a pig, hold small animals and stroke cattle and sheep.

Camp Hill Estate Bedale DL8 2LS
Award winning Corporate Event and Outdoor Adventure destination. Outdoor Adventure Activities for families, private parties & individuals

Bolton Castle DL8 4ET
is one of England's best preserved medieval castles. From family days out to educational trips and historic tours you will find a raft of sights, sounds and smells which bring the castle to life and make for a truly memorable trip. Falconry displays, wild boar feeding, archery demonstrations.

Thorp Perrow Arboretum Bedale DL8 2PS
"Yorkshire's finest collection of trees, gardens, woodland walks, and falconry centre. Fantastic day out for the family" Open all year round.

Settle-Carlisle Railway
England's most scenic railway.

Arklemoor Riding Centre Reeth DL11 6QZ
provide a variety of riding experiences for small groups of compatible riders on both quiet walks and faster trekking. From as little as one hour up to a full day, or more.

Wensleydale Creamery Hawes
Enjoy the Wensleydale Cheese Experience

White Scar Cave
The longest show cave in Britain, in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park

Yorkshire Gliding Club Sutton Bank Thirsk YO7 2EY

Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park Ripon HG4 3DA
Enjoy over 80 contemporary sculptures set in 45 acres of stunning gardens inspired by the Himalayas. Explore the woodland walks, arboretum and lakeside paths and admire the spectacular views. Open April to end October. See website for details.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
Britain's largest monastic ruin and most complete Cistercian abbey with 800 years' history, and a World Heritage site. There is an extensive programme of day and evening events from walks to Opera, Shakespeare and Music by Moonlight.