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

£273-£494

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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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Bargate ref: UK2293

Richmond, Swaledale

£378-£910

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4 star rating
A quirky, Grade II listed house in the heart of Swaledale, set in the beautiful town of Richmond complete its with market square and castle.
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Holmedale Cottage ref: CC211137

Dalton near Richmond, Swaledale

£266-£611

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3 star rating
This character cottage offers cosy and welcoming accommodation with stone flagged floors, exposed beams and a lovely garden overlooking the church.
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Corner Cottage ref: CC211168

Muker, Swaledale

£323-£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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Spencer Cottage ref: CC211134

Melsonby, near Richmond, Swaledale

£309-£513

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3 star rating
Delightful gardens, ocnvenient village location with walks from the door
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Poppy Cottage ref: UK2097

Gilling West, near Richmond, Swaledale

£285-£678

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4 star rating
For that romantic break away this lovely cottage with original beams is ideal, close to Richmond and with footpaths from the door.
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Galway House ref: UK2415

Reeth, near Richmond, Swaledale

£294-£550

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3 star rating
Galway House is perfect for a romantic break in the beautiful Swaledale with its wildflower meadows, waterfalls and many walking and cycling routes.
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Barn End ref: DC4734

Marrick near Richmond, Swaledale

£0-£499

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3 star rating
Panoramic views of Swaledale countryside and close to the Coast to Coast footpath.
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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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Newbiggin Cottage ref: CC219014

Richmond, Swaledale

£320-£587

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Delightful cottage situated beside the church in the fashionable area of Newbiggin.
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Penn Cottage ref: CC219023

Richmond, Swaledale

£317-£616

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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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Copley House ref: IMJ

Langthwaite, nearr Reeth, Swaledale, Swaledale

£458-£915

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Close to Richmond, famous for its Norman castle and wide cobbled market place, and within easy reach of York for a day trip.
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No 6 Swallowholm Cottages ref: UK2181

Arkengarthdale, Swaledale

£334-£553

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4 star rating
A former miners cottage in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park commanding stunning views over the Dale from the first floor living area.
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Neddy House ref: CC219025

Grinton near Reeth, Swaledale

£1138-£2671

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5 star rating
Beautifully restored Grade II listed traditional dales house, offering a magnificent mix of original and contemporary style.
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Arngill ref: CC211153

Muker, Swaledale

£349-£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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