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Yorkshire Dales Market Towns

At the centre of our regions' commercial, cultural and social heritage for centuries; Yorkshire Dales market towns continue to inspire visitors and provide a focal point for community life as they have down the years.

In our new feature, Daelnet focuses on our market towns and what they offer for locals and tourists alike; we provide links to local authorities; tourist information centres and provide ideas of what to see and do in the area.

So, whether you're dales born 'n' bred, new to the area, or are planning a holiday just click on the links and explore the market towns of the Yorkshire Dales.

Appleby

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Situated in the heart of Cumbrias' lush Eden Valley, between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District National Park, Appleby is a market town rich in history and surrounded by wonderful countryside making it a honey pot for visitors.
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bedale

bedale

Sitting in lower Wensleydale, Bedale is a market town offering easy access to the rest of the Dales situated as it is just a mile from the A1 and along the route of the Wensleydale Railway which offers a variety of year round services along its scenic route.
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bentham

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Cradled between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District National Park Bentham describes itself as a traditional Yorkshire market town. Its location makes a perfect starting point for exploring on foot or by car, horse or bicycle.
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hawes

hawes

Situated in the heart of the farming country of Wensleydale; Hawes is packed with unique shops, craft galleries, pubs and tearooms along its narrow streets. The market town is one of the highest in England, standing tall at an impressive 850 feet.
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ingleton

ingleton

Nestling at the foot of Ingleborough, one of the Three Peaks, Ingleton is a market town surrounded by stunning countryside and provides an ideal base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales both above and below ground.
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kirkby lonsdale

kirkby lonsdale

Nestling in the beautiful, lush valley of the River Lune; Kirkby Lonsdale is a market town set on the fringes of both the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District National Park and is a national winner of the Britain in Bloom Competition.
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kirkby stephen

kirkby stephen market

The market town of Kirkby Stephen lies in the tranquillity of Cumbrias' Eden Valley at the very North Western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Sitting at the top of Mallerstang dale the town also provides easy access to the Lake District National Park.
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leyburn

leyburn market place

Overlooking the peaceful and tranquil scenery of Wensleydale, Leyburn is renowned as a "town for all seasons" offering as it does something for visitors throughout the year.
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masham

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Nestling in the wonderful lower Wensleydale countryside Masham continues to inspire its visitors, just as it did with Turner and author Lewis Carroll.
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northallerton

northallerton market cross

On the fringes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Northallerton is a bustling market town full of character and brimming with history.
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reeth

reeth market place

Situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park at the junction of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale, Reeth is a picturesque market town with a history stretching back to Saxon times.
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richmond

richmond castle

Situated amid the breathtaking countryside of Swaledale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Richmond is a market town with a long and very rich history.
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ripon

ripon

Founded 1300 years ago and nestling on a slope leading to the River Ure Ripon is one of the smallest cities in England.
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sedbergh

sedbergh by night

A market town with a rich history, Sedbergh nestles in the idyllic rolling hills and fells on the western fringes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and close to the eastern edge of the Lake District National Park.
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settle

settle fair

Nestling on the banks of the River Ribble, Settle is a busy market town surrounded by some spectacular countryside. Situated In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales Settle is a town full of charm and character with something to offer all who visit.
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skipton

castle

Sitting in Airedale on the South Western boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Skipton is a market town with a delightful mix of old and new.
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thirsk

thirsk

Thirsk is a small market town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Aside from offering much to visitors itself the town provides a perfect base for exploring the Dales.
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