As well as boasting beautiful countryside, a castle and a 17th century mill on its doorstep, Barnsley bustles with attractions old and new. Among the town’s famous faces are TV personality Michael Parkinson, poet Ian McMillan, former union leader Arthur Scargill and world-famous author of Chocolat, Joanne Harris.

If it’s the wealth of attractions, natural beauty and industrial heritage that fi rst draw you to Barnsley, it’s the friendly people and generous hospitality that will keep you coming back.

Within a stone’s throw of Wensleydale lies the Georgian market town of Bedale. Surrounded by some of Yorkshire’s fi nest scenery, it is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the county.

Bedale’s Georgian heritage is refl ected in the elegant buildings which line its historic market square and the 12th century Church of St Gregory is commonly named as one of Britain’s fi nest places of worship.

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