Bedale is a market town and civil parish in the district of Hambleton, North Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated 34 miles north of Leeds, 26 miles south-west of Middlesbrough and 7 miles south-west of the county town of Northallerton.
Bedale is home to a small Museum, numerous Georgian buildings and a railway station on the Wensleydale Railway. The Thorp Perrow Arboretum is nearby, as are the villages of Burneston, Burrill, Cowling, Exelby, Firby, Hunton, Kirkby Fleetham, Leyburn, Masham, Snape and Thornton Watlass.
Bedale has many quaint local shops, pubs and eating places. There is a Street Market every Tuesday on the cobbles of the main street and acar boot sale on the park at Bedale Hall between April and October on Saturday mornings. It also has a Leisure Centre with full gym, swimming pool and astroturf sports pitches.