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.

Jasmine Cottage ref: DC1256

Richmond, Swaledale

£294-£536

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3 star rating
Jasmine Cottage
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A lovely converted old coach-house in a peaceful setting
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Dunsa Lodge ref: DC0791

Dalton near Richmond, Swaledale

£344-£543

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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
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    2
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    2
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Foxgloves Cottage ref: CC211111

Gunnerside, Swaledale

£437-£474

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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
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Sykelands Cottage ref: UK2000

Dalton near Richmond, Swaledale

£378-£762

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5 star rating
Beautiful converted barn finished to an excellent standard with breathtaking views across the countryside.
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    2
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    1
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    1
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Deer Park ref: 4622

Grinton, near Reeth, Swaledale

£0-£818

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2 star rating
Set in the middle of pasture and ideal for a peaceful holiday, Deer Park is a traditional property with wonderful views across Swaledale.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Usher Gap ref: CC211121

Muker, Swaledale

£288-£634

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4 star rating
Usha Gap Cottage nestles on the edge of the small village of Muker and commands spectacular views over Swaledale.
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    5
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    1
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    2
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    2
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Stoneleigh ref: DC5376

Langthwaite near Reeth, Swaledale

£305-£540

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3 star rating
Cosy character cottage in a picturesque village setting with walks directly from the doorstep.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Castle View ref: IWP

Richmond, Swaledale, Swaledale

£599-£1338

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Commanding extensive views over historic Richmond to its castle, this holiday home is just 2 miles from The Yorkshire Dales National Park making for an enjoyable stay.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Ingledew Cottage ref: IVG

Richmond, Swaledale

£378-£848

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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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    4
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    2
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    2
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The Garth ref: CC211158

Gunnerside, Swaledale

£372-£919

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3 star rating
The Garth is a delightful bungalow offering spacious accommodation and spectacular views of the surrounding area. A perfect base for exploring the nearby villages of Muker and Reeth.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Holme Garth ref: CC219034

Kirby Hill near Richmond, Swaledale

£453-£1117

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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
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Clearwater ref: DC4808

Aldbrough St John near Richmond, Swaledale

£344-£631

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4 star rating
Situated in an idyllic location of a picturesque village with good pub.
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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South View Cottage ref: UK2241

Tunstall, near Richmond, Swaledale

£310-£694

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3 star rating
Close to the historic town of Richmond, with its castle and cobbled town centre, this property is perfect for a break amidst beautiful Yorkshire scenery.
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Harriet’s Cottage ref: CC211234

Muker near Reeth, Swaledale

£328-£865

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4 star rating
Set in an elevated position in the peaceful village of Muker with fantastic rural views from every room!
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    4
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    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Moordale Cottage ref: UK2414

Reeth, near Richmond, Swaledale

£306-£603

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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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