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.

Elm Rise ref: CC218123

Askrigg, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£394-£791

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4 star rating
Elm Rise
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18th Century detached cottage with open fire in picturesque village location in the National Park.
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    2
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Dales View ref: 26267

Sedbusk, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£459-£1065

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Boasting breathtaking views and fantastic walks within the countryside, this lovely cottage sits high and is just half a mile to Hawes.
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Cringley Cottage ref: 26843

Askrigg, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£293-£687

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4 star rating
Set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in upper Wensleydale, guests can discover this historic area with its amazing market towns.
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    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Craven House ref: DC4392

West Burton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£404-£673

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4 star rating
Pretty village location with country inn, perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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    3
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    2
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Elm Cottage ref: 24476

Oughtershaw, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£277-£851

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3 star rating
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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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Hendricks Cottage ref: UK2410

West Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£431-£853

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Return after a day in the Dales to enjoy dining in the fully lit courtyard, with its pizza oven and firepit!
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Skellgill House ref: CC218076

Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£328-£794

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3 star rating
A real ’Escape to the Country’ in truly welcoming surroundings
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Prospect House ref: UK2156

Thoralby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£661-£1396

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Nestled amongst rich meadows, woodland and pasture with views to Bishopdale this spacious semi-detached property is a real treat for anyone wishing to explore Swaledale and Wensleydale.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Spillian Cottage ref: CC218017

Appersett near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£288-£609

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3 star rating
Situated in a pretty backwater in the delightful hamlet of Appersett, one mile from Hawes.
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    2
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    2
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Thornhill Cottage ref: CC218037

Thornton Steward near Middleham, Wensleydale & Area

£347-£782

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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
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Corner Cottage ref: DC1665

Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£243-£502

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3 star rating
Farm conversions in a quiet courtyard affording beautiful views to Pen Hill.
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  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Aysgill Cottage ref: CC218049

Gayle near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£337-£629

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4 star rating
Attractive country cottage nestling in an elevated position with stunning views across the Dale
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  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Stonesdale ref: CC218040

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£596-£1419

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4 star rating
Superb holiday home situated in the picturesque village of Hawes commanding excellent views.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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The Picture House ref: CC211243

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£514-£1143

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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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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Town Head - Griff Head Cottage ref: KZQ

Melmerby, Wensleydale & Area

£477-£917

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4 star rating
Enjoying extensive, stunning views over lovely Coverdale, this beautifully furnished cottage offers cosy accommodation for families.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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