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.

Dove Cottage ref: 24006

Middleham, Wensleydale & Area

£334-£789

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4 star rating
Dove Cottage
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This home away from home, allows guests to relax and explore the area from its castle, local amenities and its countryside.
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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Burnside View ref: CC211228

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£331-£679

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4 star rating
Ideal for couples who wish to enjoy a touch of sophistication and elegance in a central convenient base.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Harvester Cottages - Obed Hussey’s Cottage ref: 25898

Kirkbridge, near Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

£269-£643

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5 star rating
Upside-down accommodation perfect for a couple wanting to enjoy the Yorkshire Dales countryside and surrounding villages.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Studio ref: CC218136

West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£255-£417

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3 star rating
Cosy, open plan holiday cottage for two just moments from an attractive waterfall.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Wheatcroft Cottage ref: UK2033

Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£291-£600

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4 star rating
Recommended for anyone who is looking for a quiet and comfortable break in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Delightful views from all its rooms and just 7 miles from Leyburn.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Watermill Cottage ref: CC211142

Little Crakehall near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£331-£679

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4 star rating
Watermill Cottage, stands beside the mill race with trickling waters and has the added benefit of an open fire in the lounge.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Brandymires Cottage ref: CC218033

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£0-£423

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3 star rating
A delightful cottage in a semi rural position enjoying spectacular views over the Dale.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

The Granary ref: DC1159

Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£504-£918

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4 star rating
Farm conversion with charm and character on the edge of a delightful village.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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The Old Telephone Exchange ref: CC218070

Masham, Wensleydale & Area

£334-£484

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3 star rating
Stunning holiday home, stylishly furnished and decorated just a short stroll from Masham centre
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Mystified Bungalow ref: UKC254

Bishopdale, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£325-£733

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4 star rating
Enjoy lovely rural views from this holiday property, located in Bishopdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Carriage House ref: E5119

West Burton, near Leyburn, , Wensleydale & Area

£354-£689

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3 star rating
Lovely first floor apartment with Aga, enjoy the gardens with, waterfall and river with private fishing, Burton Force waterfall nearby.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Gill Edge Cottages - 2 Gill Edge Cottages ref: 2018

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£0-£678

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4 star rating
Close to Hawes, the home of Wensleydale cheese, and an ideal base for exploring the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Calf Pens ref: DC4559

near Masham, Wensleydale & Area

£354-£636

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4 star rating
A charming conversion surrounded by rolling farmland.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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3, School House ref: UK2062

West Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£365-£509

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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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Greystones Cottage ref: DC4215

Simonstone near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£301-£601

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3 star rating
Charming barn conversion with views across the fells and woods.
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    3
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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