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.

Ingledew Cottage ref: IVG

Richmond, Swaledale

£373-£820

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Ingledew Cottage
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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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Vale View ref: UK2354

Richmond, Swaledale

£275-£715

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Vale View is ideal for exploring the beautiful market town of Richmond with its Norman castle, Georgian architecture, museums and cobbled market place.
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Heather Cottage at Graham House ref: 30767

Marrick, near Reeth, Swaledale

£424-£921

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With views over the Yorkshire Dales and across Swaledale, this property is in an ideal location for exploring the stunning countryside.
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Sykelands Cottage ref: UK2000

Dalton near Richmond, Swaledale

£369-£773

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Beautiful converted barn finished to an excellent standard with breathtaking views across the countryside.
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Bridgedown House ref: UK2324

Richmond, Swaledale

£585-£1633

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Enjoy a break in the beautiful market town of Richmond with its cobbled market place and historic architecture, and it’s within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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Barn End ref: DC4734

Marrick near Richmond, Swaledale

£291-£514

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Panoramic views of Swaledale countryside and close to the Coast to Coast footpath.
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Arngill ref: CC211153

Muker, Swaledale

£310-£679

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Set at the head of Swaledale, Arngill is a charming and well equipped character cottage with views over the meadows.
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Poppy Cottage ref: UK2097

Gilling West, near Richmond, Swaledale

£259-£633

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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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Brookside ref: CC211236

Muker near Reeth, Swaledale

£394-£1365

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Providing luxurious holiday accommodation, this detached property lies just 50 yards from the local pub and shop. Visit brewerys, Wensleydale Creamery and castles.
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Dyke Heads Stable ref: W4566

Gunnerside, near Reeth, Swaledale

£253-£509

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In this picture postcard village of Gunnerside, lays this delightful cottage boasting amazing views across the valley and cosy accommodation.
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Garbutt Cottage ref: DC4953

Langthwaite near Reeth, Swaledale

£283-£514

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Picture postcard village location ideal for walking and cycling.
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