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.

Riverdale ref: UK2040

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£365-£884

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4 star rating
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An excellent terraced cottage just off the village green in the pretty village of Bainbridge, between the popular market towns of Hawes and Leyburn.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Coach House ref: E5120

West Burton, near Leyburn, , Wensleydale & Area

£270-£712

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

Tarn House ref: CC211246

Widdale near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£347-£947

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4 star rating
A Grade II listed semi-detached cottage located in a quiet dale close to a red squirrel nature trail. Hawes, just over a mile away, provides a great range of pubs, shops and the famous Wensleydale Creamery!
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Stable Cottage ref: DC1954

Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£276-£502

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3 star rating
Converted stable with open fire and views across Cover Valley.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Old Hall ref: 25712

Gayle, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£439-£944

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2 star rating
Set in the Dales National Park and within the quiet, idyllic village of Gayle, this property is the ideal base.
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT