The town itself is centred along Main Street, where most facilities and small shops are situated, and the Norman Church of Saint Andrew. It is a traditional, living, town with several interesting buildings and characteristics to discover, and an informative regional information centre.
The weekly market is held in Sedbergh on a Wednesday, in the car park just off Main Street.
As well as a plentiful selection of local shops, cafes and pubs, Sedbergh is also well known as being a centre for second-hand books - with several bookshops and a substantial book centre (the Dales and Lakes Book Centre) housing further book dealers, Sedbergh is England's 'official' book town (as with Hay on Wye in Wales).
The town is also known for Sedbergh School, a highly regarded school that has been established in the town since the 16th century and is set in an extensive park area.
Places to visit near Sedburgh
- The prominent mound of Castleshaw Tower at the end of the town is the site of the castle that once stood here.
- The Howgill Fells are the hills that stand behind the town and provide various opportunities for hiking in the region areound Sedburgh. Horse riding and pony trekking are also popular, as are cycling and mountain biking.
- The most popular hike is the path that leads to the summit of Winder Fell, which has extensive views in all directions that extend across the Lake District to the west and the Yorkshire Dales to the east - and back across Sedbergh itself.
- Children will enjoy the chance to see and touch the sheep at Holme farm, a traditional farm now open to the public as a tourist attraction.