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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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Poppy’s Footprint ref: E4199

Middleham, near Leyburn, Yorkshire, Wensleydale & Area

£302-£561

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4 star rating
In the shadow of Richard III’s castle, circular, romantic retreat, with walled suntrap garden, Wensleydale country walks from the door.
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  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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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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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Riverdale Cottage ref: CC211199

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£284-£629

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4 star rating
Situated in the attractive village of Bainbridge in the heart of Wensleydale, Riverdale Cottage is a delightful attached property overlooking the village green.
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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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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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

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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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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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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    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

East House Farm ref: UK2213

Beckermonds, near Kettlewell, Wensleydale & Area

£423-£1150

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3 star rating
Located in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this cottage is an ideal holiday base for exploring the peaceful countryside.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Barn ref: CC218059

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£334-£564

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4 star rating
Barn conversion on ground floor level throughout - an ideal base for walkers.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Eagle’s Nest ref: CC217027

Ilton near Ripon, Wensleydale & Area

£0-£696

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4 star rating
Providing the perfect romantic getaway, this upside-down cottage is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - don’t forget your camera!
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Old Chapel ref: CC218130

Castle Bolton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£334-£564

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4 star rating
Charming cottage with wood burning stove set in a pretty dales village, the perfect country retreat.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Hill Top Farm ref: DC5335

Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£2121-£3511

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5 star rating
A large collection of properties ideal for a large group of friends with cinema, games room and gym.
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    20
  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    10
  • Bathrooms
    9
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Springwood ref: CC218057

Worton near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£335-£819

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4 star rating
Detached stone built house with mature gardens and stunning views.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Town Head - Town Head Cottage ref: KKP

Melmerby, Coverdale, Wensleydale & Area

£513-£1083

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4 star rating
Set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this charming cottage enjoys extensive, stunning views over lovely Coverdale.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Carriage House ref: E5119

West Burton, near Leyburn, , Wensleydale & Area

£354-£712

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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.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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