It's given its name to one of Britain's finest cheeses, but Wensleydale has so much more to offer. This is the valley of the River Ure, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and a popular destination for walkers and hikers.

As well as the rolling landscape of the valley itself, Wensleydale is overlooked by the distinctive flat- topped hill of Addlebrough, above the village of Bainbridge and Penhill, which stands guard over Leyburn. Wensleydale's dramatic scenery is dotted with ancient towns and villages, offering a great range of shops, pubs and tea rooms.

Hawes, at the head of the valley, is the centre of the famous cheese-making industry as well as rope- making, while Hardraw is home to Hardraw Force, one of the highest waterfalls in England.

At Aysgarth, the River Ure tumbles down a limestone staircase at the beauty spot known as Aysgarth Falls.

There are many other fascinating towns and villages in the valley; hidden treasures abound as the Ure flows eastwards. Middleham, with its castle, was the childhood home of Richard III while at West Burton, you can visit the famous Cat Pottery.

Although a walker's paradise, tired feet can let the train take the strain with a trip on the Wensleydale Railway. Heritage steam and diesel trains run along 17 miles of line between Redmire and Leeming Bar at the eastern end of the dale.

Don't forget the famous Buttertubs Pass, a great walk that leads from Hawes and Hardraw, over a high moorland pass and down to neighbouring Swaledale.

Stags Fell Cottage ref: CC211186

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£394-£774

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Stags Fell Cottage
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Stags Fell Cottage is a prestigious three storey mews property for six with spectacular open views across the countryside.
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3, School House ref: UK2062

West Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£345-£637

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This lovely converted school is in the charming village of West Witton, with views of the Yorkshire Dales.
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Hollyhock Cottage ref: CC218082

Thorns near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£364-£654

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Stunning barn conversion in magnificent setting with picture postcard views all around.
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High House ref: CC218109

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£346-£633

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Wonderful stone cottage, having the added benefit of a games room for your enjoyment.
 
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House on the Hill ref: CC218147

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£489-£686

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Set in the heart of Hawes on the Pennine Way, this traditional cottage is also close to Wensleydale Creamery.
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Cringley Cottage ref: 26843

Askrigg, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£293-£677

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Set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in upper Wensleydale, guests can discover this historic area with its amazing market towns.
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The Farmhouse ref: W42979

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£364-£837

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In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, The Farmhouse enjoys breathtaking views of the beautiful surrounding open-countryside.
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Old Hall ref: 25712

Gayle, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£579-£599

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Set in the Dales National Park and within the quiet, idyllic village of Gayle, this property is the ideal base.
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Watermill Cottage ref: CC211142

Little Crakehall near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£374-£709

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Watermill Cottage, stands beside the mill race with trickling waters and has the added benefit of an open fire in the lounge.
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Town Hall Cottage ref: CC211188

Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£334-£634

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Delightful attached cottage for 4 quietly situated in the heart of the lovely Wensleydale village of Redmire.
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South View ref: CC218058

Carperby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£279-£546

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Delightful character cottage with wonderful open views over the Dale to Pen Hill
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Castle Cottage ref: CC218113

Hornby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£373-£590

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Spacious and welcoming cottage in a beautifully quiet hamlet between Leyburn and Bedale.
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Little End House ref: KCM

West Burton, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

£304-£663

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Considered by some as ’the most beautiful village in England’, visitors will experience the beauty and discover the charm of West Burton.
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The Manor House ref: CC218128

Bainbridge, Wensleydale & Area

£539-£1394

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4 star rating
Charming property overlooking the village green with walks from the doorstep.
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    5
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    3
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Thistle Cottage ref: UK2540

Carlton-in-Coverdale, Wensleydale & Area

£481-£1159

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Thistle Cottage is ideal for groups and is the ideal place for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and nearby towns of Leyburn and Middleham.
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