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.

Thea’s Cottage ref: CC219005

Satron near Gunnerside, Reeth, Swaledale

£412-£1044

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4 star rating
Thea’s Cottage
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Ideal for couples sharing, this cosy renovated cottage is ideal for those wishing to discover the Yorkshire Dales.
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    3
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    3
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Moordale Cottage ref: UK2414

Reeth, near Richmond, Swaledale

£306-£603

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3 star rating
With far reaching views, this lovely cottage in the Yorkshire Dales is ideally placed for exploring the beauty of the surrounding area.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Tavern Cottages - Tavern Cottage ref: UK2448

Newsham, near Richmond, Swaledale

£344-£751

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Enjoy busy days exploring this beautiful area of North Yorkshire, with the Yorkshire Heritage Coast and city of York less than an hour’s drive away.
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    2
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  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Pretoria Cottage ref: CC211139

Gunnerside, Swaledale

£283-£568

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3 star rating
Pretoria Cottage offers cosy and comfortable accommodation with a multi fuel stove in the lounge promising a warm welcome.
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Arngill ref: CC211153

Muker, Swaledale

£374-£721

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4 star rating
Set at the head of Swaledale, Arngill is a charming and well equipped character cottage with views over the meadows.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Greystones ref: UK2437

Reeth, near Richmond, Swaledale

£377-£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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    5
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Springs Cottage ref: DC5262

Thwaite near Hawes, Swaledale

£350-£637

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4 star rating
This cosy cottage is an ideal retreat and has views over wild flower meadows.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Brookside ref: CC211236

Muker near Reeth, Swaledale

£446-£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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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Deer Park ref: 4622

Grinton, near Reeth, Swaledale

£0-£818

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2 star rating
Set in the middle of pasture and ideal for a peaceful holiday, Deer Park is a traditional property with wonderful views across Swaledale.
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    1
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    3
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    1
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Corner Cottage ref: CC211168

Muker, Swaledale

£312-£707

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3 star rating
Corner Cottage is a delightful property, situated in the charming village of Muker in the heart of Swaledale.
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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Honeysuckle Cottage ref: DC1255

Richmond, Swaledale

£301-£536

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3 star rating
A lovely converted old coach-house in a peaceful setting
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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2 Nurse Cherry’s Cottage ref: DC4877

Reeth, Swaledale

£503-£676

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5 star rating
Superb five star cottage set within quiet corner of the village Reeth.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Mill Cottage ref: UK2001

Dalton near Richmond, Swaledale

£393-£829

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5 star rating
Beautiful converted barn finished to an excellent standard discreetly tucked away between the Yorkshire Dales and County Durham.
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  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Cuckoo Hill View ref: UK2268

Reeth, near Richmond, Swaledale

£401-£829

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4 star rating
Cuckoo Hill View is a contemporary stone cottage, immaculately presented, and is perfect as a romantic getaway or a holiday location for a small family.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Bridgedown House ref: UK2324

Richmond, Swaledale

£653-£1557

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4 star rating
Enjoy a break in the beautiful market town of Richmond with its cobbled market place and historic architecture, and it’s within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    4
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