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.

Cherry Cottage ref: CC219028

Gunnerside, near Reeth, Swaledale

£279-£479

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3 star rating
Cherry Cottage
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17th Century cottage in picturesque village location with superb views across Swaledale
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Tetheran Cottage ref: 29357

Marrick, near Reeth, Swaledale

£357-£665

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3 star rating
Tucked in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with spectacular views and walking from the door.
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    5
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    3
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    1
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Stoneleigh ref: DC5376

Langthwaite near Reeth, Swaledale

£305-£540

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3 star rating
Cosy character cottage in a picturesque village setting with walks directly from the doorstep.
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    2
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Poppy Cottage ref: CC219032

Richmond, Swaledale

£252-£526

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3 star rating
Located in the heart of Richmond, this holiday property is ideally located for discovering the Yorkshire Dales.
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Turbine House ref: UK2438

Reeth, near Richmond, Swaledale

£433-£665

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4 star rating
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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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Arkle Barn ref: CC219026

Arkle Town near Reeth, Swaledale

£300-£709

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3 star rating
Spacious and welcoming detached cottage in a countryside location
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    1
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Curlew Cottage ref: CC211180

Low Row near Reeth, Swaledale

£344-£589

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4 star rating
A delightful Grade II listed cottage in the village of Low Row commanding spectacular views over Swaledale.
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Windyridge ref: CC219017

Low Row near Reeth, Swaledale

£438-£840

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4 star rating
Delightful holiday home with stunning uninterrupted views over the dale
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    3
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    2
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Bumblebee Cottage ref: UK2016

Marske near Richmond, Swaledale

£342-£672

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4 star rating
A pretty semi-detached property looking out onto fields in the quiet village of Marske, which offers extensive views of Swaledale.
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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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    2
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    2
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Clearwater ref: DC4808

Aldbrough St John near Richmond, Swaledale

£344-£631

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4 star rating
Situated in an idyllic location of a picturesque village with good pub.
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Penn Cottage ref: CC219023

Richmond, Swaledale

£355-£599

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4 star rating
This charming cottage is beautifully presented and ideally located in the heart of Richmond
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    1
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    2
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    1
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AD Coach House Cottage ref: UK2375

Fremington, near Richmond, Swaledale

£395-£774

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4 star rating
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This fantastic cottage located in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is ideal for nature lovers as there are many walking and cycling opportunities nearby.
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    3
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    1
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Holly Cottage ref: B6071

Richmond, Swaledale

£235-£525

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3 star rating
Discover Richmond Castle or woodland and riverside walks to the hidden treasure of Easby Abbey all from this barn conversion.
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    1
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    1
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East Cottage ref: UK2248

Booze, near Reeth, Swaledale

£401-£783

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3 star rating
Retreat from everyday life and enjoy total tranquillity hidden away at East Cottage, simply relax or explore many footpaths from the door.
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    3
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    2
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