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.

Gardenwell Cottage ref: UK2054

Burtersett, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£360-£642

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4 star rating
Gardenwell Cottage
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Enjoy a walk along the nearby Pennine Way, or explore the many quaint towns and villages. This delightful property sits in the very heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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Barn Cottage ref: CC218135

Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

£299-£612

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4 star rating
17th Century cottage overlooking village green. Perfect for exploring the Dales and Moors of North Yorkshire.
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    2
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Spring Cottage ref: CC218129

Carperby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£310-£584

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3 star rating
Beautifully presented cottage, convenient village location and walks from the doorstep
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Cringley Cottage ref: 26843

Askrigg, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£293-£652

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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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Lilac Cottage ref: CC218144

Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£327-£932

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4 star rating
A pretty stone cottage in the conservation village of Redmire. Enjoy walks to Aysgarth Falls, Bolton Castle and Leyburn.
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    1
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    3
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    2
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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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Stoney Raise ref: CC211109

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£360-£984

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4 star rating
Situated in the heart of Wensleydale, Stony Raise provides an excellent base for a holiday home.
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    4
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    2
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House on the Hill ref: CC218147

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£529-£730

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4 star rating
Set in the heart of Hawes on the Pennine Way, this traditional cottage is also close to Wensleydale Creamery.
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Farend ref: DC4451

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£348-£541

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3 star rating
Set in one acre of gardens with walking and cycling from the door, just a short walk from Leyburn.
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The Old Post Office ref: CC211187

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£335-£819

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4 star rating
Fully refurbished detached property for 6 nestled in the heart of the pretty village of Bainbridge.
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    3
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Red Barn ref: UK2111

Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£258-£719

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4 star rating
This charming property is located in the beer garden of the Wagon and Horses Inn in the lovely market town of Bedale.
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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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The Palins ref: DC4855

Constable Burton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£393-£670

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4 star rating
Character cottage with open fire and country inn close by.
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Plumthwaite ref: UK2212

Dent, near Sedbergh, Wensleydale & Area

£340-£660

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3 star rating
Located within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, but close to the Cumbrian border, Plumthwaite offers great walking opportunities, with stunning landscapes.
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Parkgate Cottage ref: CC218099

Constable Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£267-£479

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3 star rating
A quaint cottage with a beamed living room, surrounded by attractive grounds, the ideal base for a holiday in the Yorkshire Dales.
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