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.

Barn Owl Cottage ref: DC2224

Easby near Richmond, Swaledale

£445-£715

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3 star rating
Barn Owl Cottage
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This cottage is located by picturesque riverside and is just a short distance away from Easby village.
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    8
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Corner Cottage ref: CC211168

Muker, Swaledale

£278-£636

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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
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Curlew Cottage ref: CC211180

Low Row near Reeth, Swaledale

£301-£564

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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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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Tetheran Cottage ref: 29357

Marrick, near Reeth, Swaledale

£302-£622

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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
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Arkle Barn ref: CC219026

Arkle Town near Reeth, Swaledale

£300-£679

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3 star rating
Spacious and welcoming detached cottage in a countryside location
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Holme Garth ref: CC219034

Kirby Hill near Richmond, Swaledale

£417-£1087

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4 star rating
Once the village inn, Holme Garth displays many original features and lies just 5 miles from the market town of Richmond.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Dunsa Lodge ref: DC0791

Dalton near Richmond, Swaledale

£333-£529

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3 star rating
Charming detached stone bungalow set in the middle of a 600 acre country estate.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Kissing Tree Cottage ref: UK2267

Middleton Tyas, near Richmond, Swaledale

£324-£802

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4 star rating
Just 4 miles from the historic town of Richmond, surrounded by beautiful Yorkshire countryside which is ideal for walking or cycling.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Moorland Cottage ref: DC4568

Gunnerside, Swaledale

£0-£455

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3 star rating
A cosy cottage with original features just a short distance away from the village of Reeth.
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    3
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Cherry Cottage ref: CC219028

Gunnerside, near Reeth, Swaledale

£310-£487

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3 star rating
17th Century cottage in picturesque village location with superb views across Swaledale
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Spencer Cottage ref: CC211134

Melsonby, near Richmond, Swaledale

£309-£489

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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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Deer Park ref: 4622

Grinton, near Reeth, Swaledale

£258-£656

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2 star rating
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Cottage ref: UK2301

Thwaite, near Richmond, Swaledale

£268-£659

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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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Coach House ref: KTN

Richmond, Swaledale

£707-£2267

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4 star rating
Set in award winning gardens this spacious holiday property is just a few minutes walk to the cobbled square in the centre of Richmond.
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5
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Poppy Cottage ref: CC219032

Richmond, Swaledale

£207-£495

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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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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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