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.

Penhill ref: CC218052

Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£292-£679

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Delightful, well equipped mews cottage close to the centre of the village.
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Cobble Cottage ref: CC211117

Spennithorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£280-£544

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Providing ground floor accommodation with feature randon stone walls and exposed beams Cobble Cottage is an ideal holiday home.
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    2
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Vine Barn ref: DC3660

Bellerby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£353-£546

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Beautiful barn conversion with conservatory and walled garden.
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The Old Telephone Exchange ref: CC218070

Masham, Wensleydale & Area

£308-£514

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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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Bloomers Bothy ref: CC218089

Woodhall near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£310-£526

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3 star rating
The best things certainly come in small parcels Bloomer’s Bothy has it all!
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    1
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    1
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Burnside View ref: CC211228

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£346-£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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Station House ref: CC218069

Spennithorne, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£439-£1165

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4 star rating
Stunning former Station Masters residence with beautiful views and a perfect choice for a special gathering.
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Beckside ref: DC4979

Bellerby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£296-£526

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3 star rating
Cosy Dales cottage with woodburning stove
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Curlew Cottage ref: DC4676

Simonstone near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£308-£565

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3 star rating
Detached cottage on ground floor level with views across to Stags Fell.
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Malt Shovel Cottage ref: UK2195

Little Crakehall, near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£364-£364

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4 star rating
There are plenty of places to explore close to this cottage, including the Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire Moors and the market town of Bedale.
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Elm Rise ref: CC218123

Askrigg, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£390-£863

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4 star rating
18th Century detached cottage with open fire in picturesque village location in the National Park.
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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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  • Bedrooms
    10
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Pear Tree Cottage and The Granary ref: UK2117

East Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£836-£2096

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Benefiting from a private annex, Pear Tree Cottage and The Granary is a substantial holiday home that’s ideal for families of up to ten.
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Stonesdale ref: CC218040

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£644-£1134

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4 star rating
Superb holiday home situated in the picturesque village of Hawes commanding excellent views.
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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Hayloft ref: CC211118

Spennithorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£284-£564

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A first floor apartment refurbished to a high standard offering cosy and welcoming accommodation in a private enclosed 18th Century courtyard.
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