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.

Fossdale House ref: DC4943

Simonstone near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£641-£1187

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3 star rating
Fossdale House
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Comfortable cottage in peaceful hamlet, ideal for walking and touring.
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    10
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  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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The Barn ref: CC218059

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£344-£564

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4 star rating
Barn conversion on ground floor level throughout - an ideal base for walkers.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Chapel End ref: CC211194

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£409-£819

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4 star rating
A semi detached chapel conversion in a premier position overlooking the village green.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Gardenwell Cottage ref: UK2054

Burtersett, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£360-£651

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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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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Wheatcroft Cottage ref: UK2033

Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£291-£600

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4 star rating
Recommended for anyone who is looking for a quiet and comfortable break in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Delightful views from all its rooms and just 7 miles from Leyburn.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Lyncroft ref: CC218104

Thornton Rust near Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

£503-£964

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4 star rating
Charming country cottage, beautifully presented and retaining many original features.
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  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Barn Cottage ref: DC2532

Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£272-£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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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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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.
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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Gill Edge Cottages - 3 Gill Edge Cottages ref: 19764

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£308-£678

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4 star rating
Even your horse can come with you on holiday to this cottage with stabling by arrangement and a trekking centre in the grounds!
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Waterfall Cottage ref: UK2157

West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£318-£679

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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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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Barn Owl Cottage ref: DC1178

Masham, Wensleydale & Area

£434-£784

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4 star rating
Old stone cottage with original features situated in the picturesque town of Masham.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Watermill Cottage ref: CC211142

Little Crakehall near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£331-£679

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4 star rating
Watermill Cottage, stands beside the mill race with trickling waters and has the added benefit of an open fire in the lounge.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Kirk Close ref: CC211114

Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£316-£744

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4 star rating
Kirk Close offers superb holiday accommodation in the idyllic Dales town of Askrigg.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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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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  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Weatherfell Cottage ref: CC211206

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£399-£762

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4 star rating
A delightful conversion of an old building tucked away with unrivalled peace and quiet in the centre of Hawes.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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