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.

The Old Goat House ref: UK2162

Thornton Rust, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£318-£681

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4 star rating
The Old Goat House
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Watch the sunset over stunning Yorkshire landscape, or explore the impressive Aysgarth Falls.
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    6
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Amber Cottage ref: 17975

Oughtershaw, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£323-£678

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3 star rating
Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this family retreat is filled with charm and boasts fantastic views.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Dales View ref: 26267

Sedbusk, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£366-£1011

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4 star rating
Boasting breathtaking views and fantastic walks within the countryside, this lovely cottage sits high and is just half a mile to Hawes.
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    6
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Barn Cottage ref: DC2532

Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£263-£567

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3 star rating
Farm conversions in a quiet courtyard with a village pub within walking distance.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Harvester Cottages - Obed Hussey’s Cottage ref: 25898

Kirkbridge, near Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

£262-£665

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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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    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Stable Cottage ref: CC211115

Spennithorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£267-£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.
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    3
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Drum Cottage ref: CC218126

Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£301-£629

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4 star rating
Tastefully decorated cottage with a pretty terraced patio
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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

£381-£783

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4 star rating
Perfect location for ‘Dales’ walks and country village pub nearby.
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  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Bushby Cottage ref: DC4406

Hardraw near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£350-£554

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4 star rating
Spectacular views of the countryside and the Pennine Way close by.
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    2
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  • Bedrooms
    1
  • 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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Cobble Cottage ref: CC211117

Spennithorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£280-£544

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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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Elm Cottage ref: 24476

Oughtershaw, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£272-£845

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3 star rating
With the Dales Way passing the front door and the surrounding Yorkshire countryside views, Elm Cottage enjoys a quiet location with local amenities.
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    7
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Bellypig Cottage ref: CC211131

Bellerby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£250-£593

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3 star rating
Bellypig Cottage is perfectly positioned for the outdoor enthusiast, with breathtaking walks within the immediate area.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Green View Cottage ref: CC211210

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£449-£884

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4 star rating
A lovely attached cottage sleeping 5/6 in the delightful village of Bainbridge in Wensleydale.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Pen Hill View ref: DC4658

Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

£321-£592

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3 star rating
Close to Aysgarth Falls in a village location with country inns.
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    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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