THE OLD POST OFFICE, BAINBRIDGE, WENSLEYDALE

Bainbridge is situated in Upper Wensleydale, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. England's shortest river - the River Bain, runs through the village, on its journey from Semmerwater to the River Ure. The traditional stone houses are built around the beautiful village green, complete with village stocks. 

A small village shop selling a selection of general groceries is located in Sycamore Hall Old People's Complex, situated a 5 minute walk from the cottage.

As you approach the bridge you will find Hammond's - an excellent butchers. One visitor wrote: "They make Cumberland sausage to die for!"

Carry on over the bridge a short distance and you come to the petrol station, which also sells newspapers, sweets, etc is open seven days a week.

Heading back across the bridge you will find The Corn Mill Tearooms, a converted corn and cake mill, open every day (March - October) for morning coffee, lunches, afternoon teas, light snacks, other refreshments and ices.

At the opposite end of the village stands one of Yorkshire's oldest inns, The Rose and Crown Inn, open daily all year round for drinks, snacks or meals in the bar or restaurant.

Continuing past the Rose and Crown on the Askrigg road is situated the elegant Yorebridge House Hotel, with a bar and restaurant open to non-residents. Well worth a visit, especially if celebrating a special occassion.

Ramsay's Fish & Chip Van visits the village every Wednesday between 5pm and 6pm and parks on the green by the tearooms.

As you pass the quoits pitch on the green and head towards the pub, there is a good children's play area. The village green is also used from time to time for a variety of community and local events such as the village barbeque, a lunch stop for those taking part in the annual Beamish Car Rally and brass band concerts.

The village boasts an interesting history, including the old custom of the Horn Blower - visit our Things to Do & See page to find out more about the exciting local history.

For further local information, walks and more places to eat and drink please see the information files and guides at the property and explore our other web pages.

Main bus services and timetables in the Yorkshire Dales.