Known as the gateway to the Yorkshire moors, Bedale is a pretty market town in the north of England. It is home to Bedale Hall a Grade I listed country house which was built in the 1600s. The town is filled with history and Bedale is mentioned in the Domesday book.
Home to about 4,500 people it is most proud of the 12th century church, St Gregory's, which was named as one of the best churches in Britain. The church still has some Catholic relics, despite the Puritans' attacks during the Civil War.
Bedale is situated about 34 miles from Leeds and 26 miles from Middlesbrough and is close to the M1, connecting it with London.
Bedale is the perfect place for people who love crafts and foods, especially Wensleydale cheese. Visitors and residents alike who want to find out more about Bedale's past can visit the local museum.