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: CC218130

Castle Bolton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£334-£564

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4 star rating
The Old Chapel
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Charming cottage with wood burning stove set in a pretty dales village, the perfect country retreat.
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Wrayrigg ref: CC218087

Cowgill near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£283-£700

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3 star rating
A charming cottage in picture perfect surroundings, ideal for walking.
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Harvester Cottages - Mr McCormick’s Cottage ref: 25900

Kirkbridge, near Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

£326-£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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Rosemary Cottage ref: UK2018

Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£357-£1005

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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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Thwaite Bridge Cottage ref: CC218133

near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£539-£1049

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4 star rating
17th Century farmhouse with open fires. Rural location close to the market town of Hawes.
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Town Hall Cottage ref: CC211188

Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£359-£609

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4 star rating
Delightful attached cottage for 4 quietly situated in the heart of the lovely Wensleydale village of Redmire.
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The Loft ref: CC218111

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£344-£584

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4 star rating
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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Crag View ref: CC218124

Carlton-in-Coverdale near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£353-£699

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4 star rating
17th Century character cottage with open fire. Village location in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Ideal for walking and touring.
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Miredale ref: CC218043

Appersett near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£280-£609

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3 star rating
Traditional cottage in a pretty village in the heart of Wensleydale
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Beckside ref: DC4979

Bellerby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£296-£526

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3 star rating
Cosy Dales cottage with woodburning stove
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Weatherfell Cottage ref: CC211206

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£268-£753

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4 star rating
A delightful conversion of an old building tucked away with unrivalled peace and quiet in the centre of Hawes.
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The Chalet ref: CC218051

West Witton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£404-£629

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4 star rating
Delightful cottage with views over fields tucked away in the village of West Witton
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Bridge End Cottage ref: CC218021

West Scrafton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£258-£473

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4 star rating
Cosy country cottage adjoining the owner’s home beside the River Cover in a picturesque village.
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Beck View ref: CC218137

West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£323-£744

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3 star rating
Part of a 17th Century water powered corn mill in the attractive village of West Burton.
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Coach House ref: E5120

West Burton, near Leyburn, , Wensleydale & Area

£270-£712

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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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