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 Loft ref: CC218111

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£354-£609

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4 star rating
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The Loft and The Applery are two contemporary apartments that make up the east wing of the owners country house the Orchard. Set in tranquil surroundings you also benefit from the close proximity to the thriving market town of Leyburn with all...
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Ground Stones Cottage ref: CC218014

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£554-£1144

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4 star rating
Situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales with stunning views overlooking the Wensleydale fells.
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Lilac Cottage ref: CC218144

Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£400-£958

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4 star rating
A pretty stone cottage in the conservation village of Redmire. Enjoy walks to Aysgarth Falls, Bolton Castle and Leyburn.
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Ellerlands ref: CC211138

Carperby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£279-£598

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3 star rating
This cosy, comfortable cottage has superb views of Penhill and the dale from the lounge and a private garden to the rear.
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Miredale ref: CC218043

Appersett near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£0-£589

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3 star rating
Traditional cottage in a pretty village in the heart of Wensleydale
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The Barn, Oak Tree Farm ref: UK2475

West Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£597-£1156

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5 star rating
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Tastefully decorated with sumptuous furnishings. The owners have taken care of your every need.
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Castle Cottage ref: CC218113

Hornby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£373-£578

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4 star rating
Spacious and welcoming cottage in a beautifully quiet hamlet between Leyburn and Bedale.
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Elm Cottage ref: 24476

Oughtershaw, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£313-£866

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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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The Old Chapel ref: CC218098

Burneston near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£364-£654

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5 star rating
Ideally located in a pretty village location, perfect for exploring this exciting area.
 
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Penhill ref: CC218052

Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£337-£727

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4 star rating
Delightful, well equipped mews cottage close to the centre of the village.
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Pound Cottage ref: UK2322

Newbiggin, near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£354-£577

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3 star rating
This is the perfect location for walkers and cyclists to explore this beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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The Old Telephone Exchange ref: CC218070

Masham, Wensleydale & Area

£334-£534

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3 star rating
Stunning holiday home, stylishly furnished and decorated just a short stroll from Masham centre
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Gill Edge Cottages - 1 Gill Edge Cottages ref: 2017

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£308-£697

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4 star rating
Horse riding treks and lessons are available at the onsite trekking centre or numerous walks abound on the Pennine Way.
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Curlew Barn ref: CC211242

near Middleham, Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£415-£751

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4 star rating
A detached barn conversion with wood burner set in a rural position with the River Ure flowing close by.
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1 Waterfall Cottage ref: CC218107

West Burton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£335-£646

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3 star rating
Charming dales cottage enjoying an enviable setting overlooking Burton Force Waterfall
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