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.

Skellgill House ref: CC218076

Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£328-£854

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3 star rating
Skellgill House
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A real ’Escape to the Country’ in truly welcoming surroundings
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Thornhill Cottage ref: CC218037

Thornton Steward near Middleham, Wensleydale & Area

£366-£762

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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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Wheatcroft Cottage ref: UK2033

Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£354-£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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Johnnie’s Cottage ref: DC5451

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£321-£576

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4 star rating
Located in the idyllic village of Bainbridge which has many historical links.
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    2
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    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Hendricks Cottage ref: UK2410

West Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£433-£837

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4 star rating
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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    5
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Curlew Cottage ref: DC4676

Simonstone near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£318-£580

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3 star rating
Detached cottage on ground floor level with views across to Stags Fell.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Mews End Cottage ref: 23455

Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£326-£750

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3 star rating
Near two wonderful towns, yet tucked away in a historic village, this cottage offers comfortable accommodation filled with charm and character.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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High Bands ref: CC218079

Gayle near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£664-£1349

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4 star rating
Spacious quality farmhouse in a rural position with stunning views.
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    14
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Wrayrigg ref: CC218087

Cowgill near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£358-£712

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3 star rating
A charming cottage in picture perfect surroundings, ideal for walking.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Wren Cottage ref: CC211239

Patrick Brompton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£472-£679

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4 star rating
Relax and enjoy a romantic break in this cosy cottage, or venture out and visit many picturesque market towns and beautiful scenery.
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    3
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Farend ref: DC4451

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£368-£572

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4 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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    2
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  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Honeycott at Hawes - Bumble Barn ref: W43560

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£319-£570

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4 star rating
With shops, cafes and pubs on the doorstep. this detached barn conversion is well situated and boasts a woodburner.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Yorebarn ref: 23591

Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£0-£608

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3 star rating
Explore wonderful scenery with walks from the door or relax in this ideal holiday base set near traditional market towns.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Swallowdale ref: DC4000

Simonstone, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£581-£1026

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4 star rating
Spacious detached stone bungalow with open fire and walks from the door.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
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