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.

Penn Cottage ref: CC219023

Richmond, Swaledale

£339-£616

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4 star rating
Penn Cottage
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This charming cottage is beautifully presented and ideally located in the heart of Richmond
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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Black Sheep Cottage ref: CC219019

Reeth, Swaledale

£359-£634

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4 star rating
This immaculately presented stone cottage is ideally placed for exploring Swaledale
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    2
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    1
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Newbiggin Cottage ref: CC219014

Richmond, Swaledale

£354-£602

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4 star rating
Delightful cottage situated beside the church in the fashionable area of Newbiggin.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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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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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Moordale Cottage ref: UK2414

Reeth, near Richmond, Swaledale

£334-£606

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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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East Cottage ref: UK2005

Low Row near Reeth, Swaledale

£313-£650

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4 star rating
This cosy, romantic cottage is perfect for couples and is set within the heart of Swaledale in the North Yorkshire Dales - the ideal rural retreat.
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  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Bumblebee Cottage ref: UK2016

Marske near Richmond, Swaledale

£353-£772

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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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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Greystones ref: UK2437

Reeth, near Richmond, Swaledale

£443-£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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Lilac Cottage ref: CC211235

Muker near Reeth, Swaledale

£304-£652

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4 star rating
A south facing cottage situated in an elevated position within the traditional Yorkshire Dales village of Muker. Fantastic views from each room and the garden.
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  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Castle Cottage ref: UK2243

Richmond, Swaledale

£350-£804

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3 star rating
This traditional, two-storey Georgian cottage, in the heart of Richmond, is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful area of Yorkshire.
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Stoneleigh ref: DC4934

Muker, near Reeth, Swaledale

£366-£679

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4 star rating
Located in the heart of the Dales and within walking distance of the village pub and tea rooms.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Upside Down Cottage ref: UK2269

Richmond, Swaledale

£340-£609

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4 star rating
One visit to this beautiful area just won’t be enough, but come to Upside Down Cottage and start exploring!
  • Sleeps
    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Mill Cottage ref: UK2001

Dalton near Richmond, Swaledale

£437-£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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    2
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  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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1 Kernot Court ref: CC219027

Reeth, Swaledale

£364-£654

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4 star rating
Convenient village location close to local amenities with walks from the door
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Thea’s Cottage ref: CC219005

Satron near Gunnerside, Reeth, Swaledale

£412-£1044

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4 star rating
Ideal for couples sharing, this cosy renovated cottage is ideal for those wishing to discover the Yorkshire Dales.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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