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.

Clearwater ref: DC4808

Aldbrough St John near Richmond, Swaledale

£344-£631

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4 star rating
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Situated in an idyllic location of a picturesque village with good pub.
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The Annex ref: UK2447

Richmond, Swaledale

£272-£618

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3 star rating
Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk passes just yards from this studio apartment, which is a perfect base for couples who love the great outdoors.
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Cherry Cottage ref: CC219028

Gunnerside, near Reeth, Swaledale

£287-£494

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17th Century cottage in picturesque village location with superb views across Swaledale
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Windyridge ref: CC219017

Low Row near Reeth, Swaledale

£438-£886

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4 star rating
Delightful holiday home with stunning uninterrupted views over the dale
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Turbine House ref: UK2438

Reeth, near Richmond, Swaledale

£415-£729

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4 star rating
A characterful cottage set in a tranquil location with a plethora of picturesque villages and towns to visit, including Leyburn, 10 miles, and Castle Bolton.
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    3
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    2
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    1
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No 1 Swallowholm Cottages ref: CC219031

Arkengarthdale, Swaledale

£359-£634

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4 star rating
A Grade II listed cottage located in stunning Arkengarthdale with footpaths and cycle routes straight from the door.
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Garbutt Cottage ref: DC4953

Langthwaite near Reeth, Swaledale

£292-£528

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3 star rating
Picture postcard village location ideal for walking and cycling.
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Scarr House Farm ref: CC211191

Muker, Swaledale

£807-£2424

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Attached farm house sleeping 11/12 in peaceful Swaledale between the villages of Muker and Thwaite.
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    6
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    5
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Brookside ref: UK10036

Langthwaite, near Reeth, Swaledale

£415-£794

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In a quiet village setting, this cottage has endless places to visit nearby including Aysgarth Falls, Leyburn and Richmond.
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    3
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    1
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Greystones ref: UK2437

Reeth, near Richmond, Swaledale

£456-£814

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4 star rating
A short stroll from the village, this period cottage is perfect for a small family or friends wishing to tour the stunning Yorkshire Dales.
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    3
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    2
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The Arches ref: UK2474

Muker, near Hawes, Swaledale

£403-£944

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3 star rating
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Nestled within the peace and tranquillity of the pretty village of Muker in Swaledale, perfect for families who enjoy walking and cycling in beautiful countryside.
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    1
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Tavern Cottages - Brandy Lodge ref: UK2256

Newsham, near Richmond, Swaledale

£399-£736

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4 star rating
After a busy day exploring the many public footpaths in the area, return to this lodge and relax in the private hot tub.
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    1
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South View Cottage ref: UK2241

Tunstall, near Richmond, Swaledale

£342-£694

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3 star rating
Close to the historic town of Richmond, with its castle and cobbled town centre, this property is perfect for a break amidst beautiful Yorkshire scenery.
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    2
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Brookside ref: CC211236

Muker near Reeth, Swaledale

£476-£1353

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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.
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    3
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    2
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The Cottage ref: UK2301

Thwaite, near Richmond, Swaledale

£325-£686

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3 star rating
In a beautiful location in Swaledale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, great for walkers with many footpaths passing through the village.
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    2
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