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.

Waterfall Cottage ref: UK2157

West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£318-£679

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3 star rating
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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
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Kirklea Cottage ref: CC218024

Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£329-£727

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4 star rating
Situated at the top of the picturesque village of Askrigg in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Oak Cottage ref: UK2325

Buckden, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£335-£719

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4 star rating
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Situated in the Yorkshire Dales National park, ideal for walking and cycling, or take a journey on the Settle-Carlisle Railway and enjoy the magnificent scenery.
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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Picture House ref: CC211243

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£514-£1055

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4 star rating
In a central position in Leyburn, just 100 yards to shops, pubs and restaurants, this converted cinema building is close to numerous fantastic attractions.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Old Station House ref: CC218116

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£647-£987

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4 star rating
Cosy yet spacious property just 100 yards from Hawes town centre.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Rosemary Cottage ref: UK2018

Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£365-£970

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4 star rating
Located in a quiet village, this property is the ideal base to discover Leyburn and the surrounding area on foot, bike or in the car.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Mews End Cottage ref: 23455

Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£267-£675

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3 star rating
Near two wonderful towns, yet tucked away in a historic village, this cottage offers comfortable accommodation filled with charm and character.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Cobble Cottage ref: CC211117

Spennithorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£297-£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
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Brandy’s Barn ref: UK2175

Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£334-£646

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4 star rating
Perfect for a romantic break away, this detached cottage provides a delightful base for guests looking to explore this extensive location.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Thornhill Cottage ref: CC218037

Thornton Steward near Middleham, Wensleydale & Area

£331-£723

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3 star rating
Delightful cosy cottage, ideal for families or walkers in a rural village location
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Gill Edge Cottages - 1 Gill Edge Cottages ref: 2017

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£308-£678

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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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Pen Hill View ref: DC4658

Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

£331-£592

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3 star rating
Close to Aysgarth Falls in a village location with country inns.
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  • Number of Pets
    3
  • 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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Coach House ref: E5120

West Burton, near Leyburn, , Wensleydale & Area

£274-£689

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3 star rating
Busting market towns of Hawes and Leyburn are nearby from this delightful first floor apartment, with Bolton Castle easily reached.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Farend ref: DC4451

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£359-£442

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3 star rating
Set in one acre of gardens with walking and cycling from the door, just a short walk from Leyburn.
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    1
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    1
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