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 Chapel ref: CC218098

Burneston near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£301-£629

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4 star rating
The Old Chapel
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Ideally located in a pretty village location, perfect for exploring this exciting area.
 
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Honeycott at Hawes - Honeycott Cottage ref: W42707

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£347-£622

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4 star rating
Set in the Dales National Park, this cottage lies near to Hawes where guests can enjoy its local selection of amenities.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Wood’s Barn ref: 29924

Beckermonds, near Kettlewell, Wensleydale & Area

£339-£842

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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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    6
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Chapel Cottage ref: CC218094

Finghall near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£319-£618

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4 star rating
This immaculately presented Chapel conversion offers the perfect luxury escape for any couple.
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    2
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    1
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    1
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Holly Cottage ref: B5776

Bellerby, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

£324-£789

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4 star rating
Dales stone cottage, with exposed stone work, inglenook fireplace, beams, and flagstone floors, Leyburn close by, Middleham easily reached.
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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High House ref: CC218035

Sedbusk near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£284-£629

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3 star rating
High House sits quietly at the top of the tranquil village of Sedbusk in the Yorkshire Dales
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    5
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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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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Jack’s Cottage ref: CC218048

Worton near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£320-£729

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3 star rating
Single storey detached cottage with enclosed gardens and spectacular views
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Manor Farm Cottage ref: DC3758

Carperby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£386-£712

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4 star rating
Delightful farm conversion with lovely décor and walks from the doorstep.
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  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Dear Cottage ref: CC211162

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£274-£555

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3 star rating
Dear Cottage is a centrally located property in the village of Hawes and is a great position for your Dales holiday.
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  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Lukes Barn ref: DC1675

near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£401-£725

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3 star rating
Spacious converted traditional stone barn with walks from the door.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Waterfall Cottage ref: UK2157

West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£269-£652

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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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Harvester Cottages - Mr McCormick’s Cottage ref: 25900

Kirkbridge, near Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

£308-£869

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5 star rating
With a woodburner and underfloor heating this cottage make a cosy retreat to return to after a busy day exploring the Yorkshire Dales.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Hollyhock Cottage ref: CC218082

Thorns near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£310-£679

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4 star rating
Stunning barn conversion in magnificent setting with picture postcard views all around.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Smithy ref: CC218103

Finghall near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£337-£629

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4 star rating
Beautiful barn conversion oozing with charm and character - the perfect holiday location
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    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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