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.

Tiplady Cottage ref: CC211213

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£350-£641

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4 star rating
Tiplady Cottage
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A character cottage for 4 in the popular Wensleydale village of Bainbridge
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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The Old Chapel ref: CC218130

Castle Bolton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£344-£564

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4 star rating
Charming cottage with wood burning stove set in a pretty dales village, the perfect country retreat.
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    2
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    2
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    1
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    1
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Ellerlands ref: CC211138

Carperby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£280-£583

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3 star rating
This cosy, comfortable cottage has superb views of Penhill and the dale from the lounge and a private garden to the rear.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Corner Cottage ref: DC1665

Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£274-£505

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3 star rating
Farm conversions in a quiet courtyard affording beautiful views to Pen Hill.
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    1
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Beech Cottage ref: CC218142

Carlton-in-Coverdale near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£336-£774

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4 star rating
A truly rural cottage with open fire and gardens with a stream running beside. Fantastic location for a walking holiday in the heart of the Dales.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Waterfall Cottage ref: UK2157

West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£318-£703

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3 star rating
This property is the ideal base for walkers and cyclists alike, with walks and cycle paths leading from the doorstep, into the the Yorkshire Dales.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Wagtail Cottage ref: CC218091

Sedbusk near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£375-£762

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3 star rating
This charming cottage offers spacious family accommodation in a quaint village setting
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Little End House ref: KCM

West Burton, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

£364-£640

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3 star rating
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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    1
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    1
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Little Thorpe Cottage ref: UKC750

Masham, Wensleydale & Area

£429-£831

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4 star rating
With a fantastic open plan social space and an open fire, this property is ideal for families of four wanting to spend time together on holiday.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Dove Cottage ref: 24006

Middleham, Wensleydale & Area

£331-£812

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4 star rating
This home away from home, allows guests to relax and explore the area from its castle, local amenities and its countryside.
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    5
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Beck View ref: CC218137

West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£376-£763

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3 star rating
Part of a 17th Century water powered corn mill in the attractive village of West Burton.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Cobble Cottage ref: CC211117

Spennithorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£339-£569

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3 star rating
Providing ground floor accommodation with feature randon stone walls and exposed beams Cobble Cottage is an ideal holiday home.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Sundial Cottage ref: DC5425

Horsehouse near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£392-£805

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4 star rating
Perfect location for ‘Dales’ walks and country village pub nearby.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Coach House ref: E5120

West Burton, near Leyburn, , Wensleydale & Area

£307-£750

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3 star rating
Busting market towns of Hawes and Leyburn are nearby from this delightful first floor apartment, with Bolton Castle easily reached.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Town Hall Cottage ref: CC211188

Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£359-£634

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4 star rating
Delightful attached cottage for 4 quietly situated in the heart of the lovely Wensleydale village of Redmire.
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  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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