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.

Castle View ref: DC4837

Snape near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£475-£558

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4 star rating
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Lovely, historic village location and centrally placed for exploring the Dales.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Gardenwell Cottage ref: UK2054

Burtersett, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£360-£642

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4 star rating
Enjoy a walk along the nearby Pennine Way, or explore the many quaint towns and villages. This delightful property sits in the very heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Barnhouse ref: W42980

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£533-£1314

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4 star rating
With easy access for walks over the Moors or even to the nearby market town, this property is an ideal base.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Town Head - Town Head Cottage ref: KKP

Melmerby, Coverdale, Wensleydale & Area

£513-£1083

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4 star rating
Set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this charming cottage enjoys extensive, stunning views over lovely Coverdale.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Tiplady Cottage ref: CC211213

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£292-£634

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4 star rating
A character cottage for 4 in the popular Wensleydale village of Bainbridge
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Syke Cottage ref: CC211144

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£395-£861

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4 star rating
Syke Cottage is an attractive spacious, detached traditional stone built Dales cottage in the picturesque village of Bainbridge.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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1 Waterfall Cottage ref: CC218107

West Burton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£276-£596

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3 star rating
Charming dales cottage enjoying an enviable setting overlooking Burton Force Waterfall
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Gran’s Cottage ref: CC218101

Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£243-£551

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4 star rating
This quaint character dales cottage provides the ideal base for exploring Wensleydale
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Penhill View ref: 30777

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£289-£991

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4 star rating
Set in the heart of Wensleydale in the market town of Leyburn - a perfect base for visiting many of Yorkshire’s hidden treasures.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Paddock ref: CC218119

East Witton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£349-£609

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4 star rating
Comfortable property all on one level in a pretty village location
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Little Thorpe Cottage ref: UKC750

Masham, Wensleydale & Area

£0-£793

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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
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Beech Cottage ref: CC218132

Thoralby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£401-£401

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3 star rating
This traditional dales cottage oozes character and enjoys a rural village location, perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Bolthole ref: CC211160

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£329-£544

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4 star rating
Situated in Leyburn in the heart of Wensleydale The Bolthole is a charming cottage, recently refurbished to a very high standard.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Old Chapel ref: CC218098

Burneston near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£301-£629

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4 star rating
Ideally located in a pretty village location, perfect for exploring this exciting area.
 
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Hill Top Farm ref: DC5335

Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£2121-£3511

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5 star rating
A large collection of properties ideal for a large group of friends with cinema, games room and gym.
  • Sleeps
    20
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    10
  • Bathrooms
    9
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