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        Bainbridge has some fascinating historical links and traditions. The site of the old Roman fort of Virosidum is still discernible behind the village, whilst the old Hunting Horn kept in the Rose & Crown Inn is sounded at 10pm every evening from September 12th until Shrove Tuesday, as a means of guiding benighted travellers off the fells – a tradition carried over from a time when the village was part of the Plantagenet Hunting Forest of Wensleydale.

With its huge village green, complete with stocks, shady trees, and fringed by fine Georgian houses, the village has special charm.

Good bus services make it an excellent starting or finish point for a choice of walks – along the River Bain, England’s shortest river, to beautiful Semer Water, parallel with the Wensleydale Railway to Hawes or eastwards via Askrigg and Carperby to Castle Bolton, Redmire or Aysgarth.

Public Transport Links:

  • Buses 156 157 running between Hawes, Leyburn and Bedale, with connections to Northallerton seven days a week.
  • Bus 800 running between West Yorkshire and Hawes on Summer Sundays
  • Bus 805 running between West Yorkshire and Hawes on Sundays all year

Bus times can be checked at the Transport Direct and Dalesbus websites (links open in new windows).

Local services: accommodation, toilets, pub, shop, Bainside Arts Centre

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