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.

Lukes Barn ref: DC1675

near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£413-£725

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3 star rating
Lukes Barn
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Spacious converted traditional stone barn with walks from the door.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Old Chapel ref: CC218098

Burneston near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£337-£629

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4 star rating
Ideally located in a pretty village location, perfect for exploring this exciting area.
 
  • Sleeps
    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Springwood ref: CC218057

Worton near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£357-£784

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4 star rating
Detached stone built house with mature gardens and stunning views.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Beech Cottage ref: CC218142

Carlton-in-Coverdale near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£336-£700

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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.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Stable Cottage ref: CC211115

Spennithorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£280-£479

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3 star rating
Situated in the pretty village of Spennithorne this attractive single storey cottage offers cosy and welcoming holiday accommodation.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Beck View ref: CC218137

West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£331-£728

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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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Tiplady Cottage ref: CC211213

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£294-£632

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4 star rating
A character cottage for 4 in the popular Wensleydale village of Bainbridge
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Wood’s Barn ref: 29924

Beckermonds, near Kettlewell, Wensleydale & Area

£339-£907

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3 star rating
Located in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this cottage is an ideal holiday base for exploring the peaceful countryside.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • 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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Riverdale Cottage ref: CC211199

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£246-£616

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4 star rating
Situated in the attractive village of Bainbridge in the heart of Wensleydale, Riverdale Cottage is a delightful attached property overlooking the village green.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Plumthwaite ref: UK2212

Dent, near Sedbergh, Wensleydale & Area

£340-£678

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3 star rating
Located within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, but close to the Cumbrian border, Plumthwaite offers great walking opportunities, with stunning landscapes.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Penhill ref: CC218052

Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£300-£679

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4 star rating
Delightful, well equipped mews cottage close to the centre of the village.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Old Chapel ref: CC218130

Castle Bolton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£291-£585

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4 star rating
Charming cottage with wood burning stove set in a pretty dales village, the perfect country retreat.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Crag View ref: CC218124

Carlton-in-Coverdale near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£307-£609

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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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SA

The Old Post Office ref: CC211187

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£357-£819

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4 star rating
Fully refurbished detached property for 6 nestled in the heart of the pretty village of Bainbridge.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI