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.

Castle Cottage ref: CC218113

Hornby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£373-£587

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4 star rating
Castle Cottage
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Spacious and welcoming cottage in a beautifully quiet hamlet between Leyburn and Bedale.
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Pound Cottage ref: UK2322

Newbiggin, near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£354-£483

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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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Sundial Cottage ref: DC5425

Horsehouse near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£392-£783

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4 star rating
Perfect location for ‘Dales’ walks and country village pub nearby.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Bridge End Cottage ref: CC218021

West Scrafton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£258-£486

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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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    2
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    1
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    1
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    1
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The Old Post Office ref: 29403

Carleton-in-Coverdale, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£0-£962

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4 star rating
Just 7 miles away from Leyburn, this holiday property is located in the Yorkshire Dales, ideal for exploring the countryside.
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    8
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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3, School House ref: UK2062

West Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£357-£592

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4 star rating
This lovely converted school is in the charming village of West Witton, with views of the Yorkshire Dales.
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    2
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    2
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The Smithy ref: CC218103

Finghall near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£314-£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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Coach House ref: E5120

West Burton, near Leyburn, , Wensleydale & Area

£282-£781

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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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    2
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    1
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Gayle Farmhouse ref: DC0636

Gayle near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£397-£698

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3 star rating
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    1
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Harvester Cottages - Bell’s Barn ref: 25899

Kirkbridge, near Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

£366-£936

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5 star rating
All on the ground floor and with wheelchair access and wet room in a wonderful location close to Bedale and Masham.
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    2
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    1
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1 The Old Coach House ref: CC211147

Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

£364-£660

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4 star rating
Occupying an elevated position with commanding breathtaking views, the property offers cosy and welcoming holiday accommodation.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Old Chapel ref: UK2146

Thoralby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£470-£1118

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4 star rating
This former chapel has been furnished to provide delectable accommodation, within a spectacular location, ideal for walking enthusiasts who are looking for a holiday filled with adventure.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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The Loft ref: CC218111

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£306-£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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Ivy Cottage ref: CC218125

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£287-£688

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4 star rating
Stylish cottage with multi fuel stove. Central location with easy access to all amenities
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    5
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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White Boar Cottage ref: IMX

Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£377-£925

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3 star rating
Close to Leyburn and its Forbidden Corner and the town of Richmond dominated by its Norman castle is just 12 miles away.
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