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.

House on the Hill ref: CC218147

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£489-£760

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4 star rating
House on the Hill
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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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Gill Edge Cottages - 1 Gill Edge Cottages ref: 2017

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£308-£697

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Horse riding treks and lessons are available at the onsite trekking centre or numerous walks abound on the Pennine Way.
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    2
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    1
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Roseview ref: CC218064

Snape near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£482-£809

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Fully restored 17th century cottage located in a pretty village – ideal for couples or families
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    2
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    3
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Springwood ref: CC218057

Worton near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£409-£854

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4 star rating
Detached stone built house with mature gardens and stunning views.
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    3
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    2
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Old Hall ref: 25712

Gayle, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£439-£946

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2 star rating
Set in the Dales National Park and within the quiet, idyllic village of Gayle, this property is the ideal base.
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    2
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Crag View ref: CC218124

Carlton-in-Coverdale near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£331-£666

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4 star rating
17th Century character cottage with open fire. Village location in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Ideal for walking and touring.
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Swallowdale ref: DC4000

Simonstone, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£581-£1026

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4 star rating
Spacious detached stone bungalow with open fire and walks from the door.
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    4
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    1
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The Barn ref: CC218059

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£344-£589

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4 star rating
Barn conversion on ground floor level throughout - an ideal base for walkers.
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    1
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    2
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    1
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Stonesdale ref: CC218040

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£664-£1419

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4 star rating
Superb holiday home situated in the picturesque village of Hawes commanding excellent views.
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    4
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    3
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Oak Cottage ref: UK2325

Buckden, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£360-£753

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4 star rating
Situated in the Yorkshire Dales National park, ideal for walking and cycling, or take a journey on the Settle-Carlisle Railway and enjoy the magnificent scenery.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Holly Cottage ref: B5776

Bellerby, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

£331-£812

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4 star rating
Dales stone cottage, with exposed stone work, inglenook fireplace, beams, and flagstone floors, Leyburn close by, Middleham easily reached.
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    1
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Drum Cottage ref: CC218126

Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£364-£654

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4 star rating
Tastefully decorated cottage with a pretty terraced patio
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    2
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    1
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Harvester Cottages - Obed Hussey’s Cottage ref: 25898

Kirkbridge, near Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

£321-£662

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5 star rating
Upside-down accommodation perfect for a couple wanting to enjoy the Yorkshire Dales countryside and surrounding villages.
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    1
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    1
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Bus Stop Cottage ref: CC218141

Thornton Rust near Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

£402-£880

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4 star rating
This period property sits in a quiet village two miles west of Aysgarth. The enclosed garden enjoys lovely open, rural views.
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Crayke House ref: UK2382

Castle Bolton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£472-£1087

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5 star rating
Nestled on the edge of the picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park, Crayke House is a great choice to explore the hills and dales.
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