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.

Elmfield Lodge ref: CC211245

Arrathorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£265-£265

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4 star rating
Elmfield Lodge
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Situated in Lower Wensleydale with over 20 acres of shared grounds and easy access to Leyburn, Hawes and Nidderdale.
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    2
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  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Lukes Barn ref: DC1675

near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£401-£725

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3 star rating
Spacious converted traditional stone barn with walks from the door.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Dales Cottage ref: 17444

Appersett, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£293-£739

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3 star rating
Retaining some original features giving it charm and character, this cottage is a place from which to explore the Dales.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Barn Cottage ref: CC218135

Crakehall, Wensleydale & Area

£299-£612

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4 star rating
17th Century cottage overlooking village green. Perfect for exploring the Dales and Moors of North Yorkshire.
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    3
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Foxtor House ref: CC218145

Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£394-£880

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4 star rating
Situated behind Middleham Castle, once the childhood home of Richard III, this charming, Grade II listed townhouse lies in the very heart of Wensleydale.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Gardenwell Cottage ref: UK2054

Burtersett, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£360-£642

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4 star rating
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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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • 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
    0
  • Bedrooms
    10
  • Bathrooms
    9
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Bus Stop Cottage ref: CC218141

Thornton Rust near Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

£402-£854

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0 star rating
This period property sits in a quiet village two miles west of Aysgarth. The enclosed garden enjoys lovely open, rural views.
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    5
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Cherry Tree Cottage ref: IHD

Bellerby, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

£537-£1227

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5 star rating
Set 4 miles from the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this cottage makes a spacious holiday home perfect for the family.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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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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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Thornhill Cottage ref: CC218037

Thornton Steward near Middleham, Wensleydale & Area

£376-£780

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3 star rating
Delightful cosy cottage, ideal for families or walkers in a rural village location
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Hillgarth ref: UK2114

Askrigg, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£476-£1130

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5 star rating
Hillgarth is a most pleasant holiday home situated in the old-world village of Askrigg, backdrop to the popular TV series ’All Creatures Great and Small’.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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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!
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Fell Cottage ref: 27731

Marsett, near Lake Semerwater, Wensleydale & Area

£255-£733

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4 star rating
A stunning position with excellent views of the nearby fells, an ideal base for walkers.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Picture House ref: CC211243

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£557-£1143

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4 star rating
In a central position in Leyburn, just 100 yards to shops, pubs and restaurants, this converted cinema building is close to numerous fantastic attractions.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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