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.

Thwaite Bridge Cottage ref: CC218133

near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£554-£1049

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4 star rating
Thwaite Bridge Cottage
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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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Skellgill Barn ref: DC4562

near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£298-£526

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3 star rating
Cosy barn conversion with beautiful countryside views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Chapel Cottage ref: UK2285

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£365-£664

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3 star rating
Comfortable and thoughtfully furnished this cottage is an excellent home from which to tour or walk in the Yorkshire Dales’ stunning countryside.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Bridge End Cottage ref: CC218021

West Scrafton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£258-£486

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4 star rating
Cosy country cottage adjoining the owner’s home beside the River Cover in a picturesque village.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

The Granary ref: DC1159

Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£504-£918

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4 star rating
Farm conversion with charm and character on the edge of a delightful village.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Wheatcroft Cottage ref: UK2033

Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£287-£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.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Old Goat House ref: UK2162

Thornton Rust, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£319-£702

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4 star rating
Watch the sunset over stunning Yorkshire landscape, or explore the impressive Aysgarth Falls.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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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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    FRI

Ingleby Lodge ref: DC0661

Askrigg, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£998-£1833

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4 star rating
Set in open farmland, south facing with views across Wensleydale and is an excellent location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.
  • Sleeps
    14
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    8
  • Bathrooms
    5
  • Changeover
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Green View Cottage ref: CC211210

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£464-£884

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4 star rating
A lovely attached cottage sleeping 5/6 in the delightful village of Bainbridge in Wensleydale.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Jack’s Cottage ref: CC218048

Worton near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£323-£781

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3 star rating
Single storey detached cottage with enclosed gardens and spectacular views
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Church View Cottage ref: CC218071

Fearby near Masham, Wensleydale & Area

£334-£584

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4 star rating
Detached single storey holiday home nestling in the heart of the picturesque village of Fearby
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Stable Cottage ref: DC1954

Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£285-£502

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3 star rating
Converted stable with open fire and views across Cover Valley.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Wood’s Barn ref: 29924

Beckermonds, near Kettlewell, Wensleydale & Area

£339-£842

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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
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Poppy’s Footprint ref: E4199

Middleham, near Leyburn, Yorkshire, Wensleydale & Area

£250-£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.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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