Bentham is a civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England, with a population of 2,994. The parish includes the small town of High Bentham, sometimes known as Higher Bentham or just Bentham, and the older village of Low Bentham. Bentham has a few youth groups for teenagers at the BYC (Bentham Youth Café) which is on the Main Street, Mondays Youth Club which is held by 4Youth and a separate youth drop-in Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays run by and held at the Youth Cafe. There is also Springboard and Adventurers at the Methodist Church for younger children.
The town lies on the River Wenning, west of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and on the northern edge of the Forest of Bowland. The original centre lay in Low Bentham, but a market was granted to High Bentham in the 14th century, and it became a centre for weaving from the 18th century, particularly after weavers in the town discovered how to weave hosepipes from flax.
Airedale NHS Trust covers Bentham for health matters.