Swaledale

Sparkling moorland streams, high mountains and attractive villages...

The valley of the River Swale begins in the west close, to Nine Standards Rigg, the strange collection of nine stone cairns built on the ridge of the Yorkshire and Cumbria border and runs eastwards to the historic town of Richmond.

Although one of the more remote valleys, it has a wealth of villages and hamlets to visit and explore and is a great favourite with fell walkers.

Indeed, Alfred Wainwright's famous Coast to Coast walk passes along Swaledale, but for those who don't want to make that full journey, there is plenty of peace and beauty to be had here.

This is also James Herriot country and fans of TV's All Creatures Great and Small might well recognise nearby Arkengarthdale from the show's title shots. The valley was also formerly the centre of the local lead-mining industry.

Along Swaledale lie the villages of Muker, where a Bronze Age burial was discovered and Gunnerside, a centre for the traditional dry-stone walls and stone-built barns and houses that are such a distinctive feature of the Yorkshire Dales.

Reeth, known as the capital of Swaledale, is the starting point for many of the most popular Dales walks and has three pubs!

Running parallel with Swaledale, to the south, is Wensleydale and the two are joined by the dramatic Buttertubs Pass, a high moorland road that passes crags and waterfall as it leads from one dale to the other.

1 Kernot Court ref: CC219027

Reeth, Swaledale

£342-£607
4 star rating
1 Kernot Court
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Convenient village location close to local amenities with walks from the door
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Spencer Cottage ref: CC211134

Melsonby near Richmond, Swaledale

£280-£478
3 star rating
Delightful gardens, ocnvenient village location with walks from the door
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Springs Cottage ref: DC5262

Thwaite near Hawes, Swaledale

£313-£545
4 star rating
This cosy cottage is an ideal retreat and has views over wild flower meadows.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Throstle Nest House ref: CC211233

near Reeth, Swaledale

£475-£1275
4 star rating
Detached with a spacious patio area and cosy wood burner, this cottage is just fantastic for outdoor pursuits, relaxing or visiting many attractions.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Barn End ref: CC219010

Healaugh near Reeth, Swaledale

£347-£800
4 star rating
Unique barn conversion with terraced gardens, ideal for couples sharing
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Old Sweet Shop ref: CC219008

Richmond, Swaledale

£342-£607
4 star rating
Delightful 18th century character cottage oozing with charm and character on a quiet cobbled street in the centre of Richmond.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Bumblebee Cottage ref: UK2016

Marske near Richmond, Swaledale

£357-£772
4 star rating
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A pretty semi-detached property looking out onto fields in the quiet village of Marske, which offers extensive views of Swaledale.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

East Cottage ref: UK2005

Low Row near Reeth, Swaledale

£310-£617
4 star rating
New!
This cosy, romantic cottage is perfect for couples and is set within the heart of Swaledale in the North Yorkshire Dales - the ideal rural retreat.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Dunsa Lodge ref: DC0791

Dalton near Richmond, Swaledale

£325-£514
3 star rating
Charming detached stone bungalow set in the middle of a 600 acre country estate.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Stoneleigh ref: DC4934

Muker near Reeth, Swaledale

£346-£643
4 star rating
Located in the heart of the Dales and within walking distance of the village pub and tea rooms.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Brookside ref: CC211236

Muker near Reeth, Swaledale

£501-£1319
4 star rating
Providing luxurious holiday accommodation, this detached property lies just 50 yards from the local pub and shop. Visit brewerys, Wensleydale Creamery and castles.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Cherry Cottage ref: CC219028

Gunnerside near Reeth, Swaledale

£302-£462
3 star rating
17th Century cottage in picturesque village location with superb views across Swaledale
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Mill End Cottage ref: 31071

Gunnerside, nr. Hawes, Swaledale

£475-£643
0 star rating
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Scarr House Farm ref: CC211191

Muker, Swaledale

£752-£2167
4 star rating
Attached farm house sleeping 11/12 in peaceful Swaledale between the villages of Muker and Thwaite.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    5
  • Changeover
    FRI

Yorebarn ref: 23591

Carperby, nr. Leyburn, Swaledale

£251-£600
3 star rating
Explore wonderful scenery with walks from the door or relax in this ideal holiday base set near traditional market towns.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI