Within a stone's throw of Wensleydale lies the Georgian market town of Bedale and a rich seam of history that stretches back to the Domesday Book.
This unspoilt cathedral city is a North Yorkshire gem, balancing a rich cultural heritage with exciting contemporary living. With its imposing cathedral, fascinating museums and a bustling market square, there is plenty to entertain the visitor in Ripon. And skip just 10 miles in any direction and you'll discover a wealth of first class visitor attractions in the surrounding beautiful Dales countryside.
Nestling between the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, this traditional Yorkshire market town was the home of renowned vet, James Herriot
Herriot Country covers some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. From the grand sweeping hills and rich valleys of the world famous North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales to the charming market towns and picturesque villages of Thirsk, Northallerton, Easingwold, Great Ayton & Bedale, expect stunning scenery and a warm welcome to 'God's Own Country'.
Herriot Country is ideal as a base to tour and explore the Moors and Dales of North Yorkshire, as well as the market towns and nearby historic city of York. The unspoilt landscape is perfect for cycling or walking - either a gentle stroll to the nearest pub or a memorable adventure on one of many trails. The exceptional beauty of the unspoilt landscapes reveals a distinctive natural ruggedness and endearing character waiting to be explored.
Read more about the members of Herriot Country's Tourism Group and what they can offer on your next stay in the area.