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.

No 1 Swallowholm Cottages ref: CC219031

Arkengarthdale, Swaledale

£349-£609

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4 star rating
No 1 Swallowholm Cottages
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A Grade II listed cottage located in stunning Arkengarthdale with footpaths and cycle routes straight from the door.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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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
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Scarr House Farm ref: CC211191

Muker, Swaledale

£663-£2233

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4 star rating
Attached farm house sleeping 11/12 in peaceful Swaledale between the villages of Muker and Thwaite.
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    12
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    5
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Penn Cottage ref: CC219023

Richmond, Swaledale

£261-£634

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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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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Windyridge ref: CC219017

Low Row near Reeth, Swaledale

£409-£845

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4 star rating
Delightful holiday home with stunning uninterrupted views over the dale
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Black Sheep Cottage ref: CC219019

Reeth, Swaledale

£332-£609

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4 star rating
This immaculately presented stone cottage is ideally placed for exploring Swaledale
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Poppy Cottage ref: UK2097

Gilling West, near Richmond, Swaledale

£259-£633

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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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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    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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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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Sykelands Cottage ref: UK2000

Dalton near Richmond, Swaledale

£369-£773

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5 star rating
Beautiful converted barn finished to an excellent standard with breathtaking views across the countryside.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Stoneleigh ref: DC4934

Muker, near Reeth, Swaledale

£356-£661

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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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Mill Cottage ref: UK2001

Dalton near Richmond, Swaledale

£369-£773

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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.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Foxgloves Cottage ref: CC211111

Gunnerside, Swaledale

£286-£615

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3 star rating
Foxgloves Cottage is a typical Dales cottage with panoramic views and excellent character.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ingledew Cottage ref: IVG

Richmond, Swaledale

£373-£820

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4 star rating
Set just off the cobbled square in Richmond, guarded by its castle, there’s spectacular scenery just minutes away waiting to be explored.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Home Farm Cottage ref: UK2085

Fremington, near Reeth, Swaledale

£1359-£2898

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5 star rating
This detached cottage lies in the delightful hamlet of Fremington in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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    12
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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