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.

1 The Old Coach House ref: CC211147

Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

£364-£670

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1 The Old Coach House
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Occupying an elevated position with commanding breathtaking views, the property offers cosy and welcoming holiday accommodation.
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Cauldron Falls ref: UK2502

West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£299-£563

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Set within a converted watermill, this first floor apartment is a great base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales.
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Cherry Tree Cottage ref: IHD

Bellerby, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

£560-£1268

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5 star rating
Set 4 miles from the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this cottage makes a spacious holiday home perfect for the family.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Tiplady Cottage ref: CC211213

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£344-£659

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4 star rating
A character cottage for 4 in the popular Wensleydale village of Bainbridge
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    2
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    1
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Brackenberry Cottage ref: CC218073

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£339-£569

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3 star rating
Comfortable holiday home situated close to the bustling town centre of Leyburn
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    1
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    2
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    1
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Poppy’s Footprint ref: E4199

Middleham, near Leyburn, Yorkshire, Wensleydale & Area

£309-£576

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4 star rating
In the shadow of Richard III’s castle, this circular romantic retreat, with a walled suntrap garden has Wensleydale country walks from the door.
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Lawson’s Studio ref: CC218078

Castle Bolton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£332-£612

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4 star rating
Charming cottage in a magnificent setting, the perfect romantic holiday retreat
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    1
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    1
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    1
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Lilac Cottage ref: 29342

Sedbusk, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£268-£663

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3 star rating
Enjoying fantastic views from its beautiful garden, guests will find this the ideal spot to relax in after a day of adventure.
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    2
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    1
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Wheatcroft Cottage ref: UK2033

Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£320-£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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Vale Cottage ref: CC218020

Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£336-£661

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4 star rating
Cosy holiday home in the centre of the popular historic town of Middleham
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    2
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    1
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The Barnhouse ref: W42980

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£586-£1427

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4 star rating
With easy access for walks over the Moors or even to the nearby market town, this property is an ideal base.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Chapel House ref: CC218042

Grisedale near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£447-£760

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3 star rating
Converted Methodist Chapel set in a rural location between Hawes and Sedbergh
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    2
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Pen Hill View ref: DC4658

Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

£331-£608

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3 star rating
Close to Aysgarth Falls in a village location with country inns.
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    3
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    1
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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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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Dales Cottage ref: 17444

Appersett, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£304-£757

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3 star rating
Retaining some original features giving it charm and character, this cottage is a place from which to explore the Dales.
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    2
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