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.

Grange Cottage ref: DC1664

Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£227-£525

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Grange Cottage
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Converted stable on ground floor level with a village pub within walking distance.
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Brook Nook Cottage ref: UK2469

Harmby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£320-£573

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4 star rating
The Yorkshire Dales National Park is nearby with its wild flower meadows, pretty villages, spectacular waterfalls and rich in industrial heritage.
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Station House ref: CC218069

Spennithorne, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£450-£1176

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Stunning former Station Masters residence with beautiful views and a perfect choice for a special gathering.
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Jack’s Cottage ref: CC218048

Worton near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£323-£783

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Single storey detached cottage with enclosed gardens and spectacular views.
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The Calf Pens ref: DC4559

near Masham, Wensleydale & Area

£354-£654

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A charming conversion surrounded by rolling farmland.
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The Barn ref: CC218059

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£344-£589

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4 star rating
Barn conversion on ground floor level throughout - an ideal base for walkers.
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The Old Chapel ref: CC218098

Burneston near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£364-£654

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Ideally located in a pretty village location, perfect for exploring this exciting area.
 
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Deerclose West Farmhouse ref: UK2224

Horsehouse, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£0-£0

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4 star rating
Great for family and friends to to get away from it all, with two living rooms and surrounded by stunning countryside.
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Minton Cottage ref: 30563

Masham, Wensleydale & Area

£260-£785

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This property is located in the popular town of Masham, ideal for exploring North Yorkshire and all of its delights.
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Bloomers Bothy ref: CC218089

Woodhall near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£288-£496

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The best things certainly come in small parcels Bloomer’s Bothy has it all!
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Castle Cottage ref: CC218113

Hornby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£373-£590

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4 star rating
Spacious and welcoming cottage in a beautifully quiet hamlet between Leyburn and Bedale.
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Longdale Cottage ref: CC218139

Marsett near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£297-£658

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4 star rating
A rural, detached period property nestled within a small dale with a wood burning stove and countryside views.
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Pen Hill View ref: DC4658

Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

£331-£608

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3 star rating
Close to Aysgarth Falls in a village location with country inns.
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Crayke House ref: UK2382

Castle Bolton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£533-£1087

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Nestled on the edge of the picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park, Crayke House is a great choice to explore the hills and dales.
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Parr Cottage ref: DC4556

Snape near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£0-£737

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Contemporary stable conversion in an historic village location ideal for exploring the Dales.
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