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.

Plumthwaite ref: UK2212

Dent, near Sedbergh, Wensleydale & Area

£340-£678

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3 star rating
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Located within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, but close to the Cumbrian border, Plumthwaite offers great walking opportunities, with stunning landscapes.
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Waters Edge Apartment, The Mill ref: 2194

West Burton, near Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

£223-£563

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3 star rating
This apartment will be a quiet haven for couples, providing a comfortable retreat with charming views within the Yorkshire Dales.
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Beech Cottage ref: CC218142

Carlton-in-Coverdale near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£276-£773

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4 star rating
A truly rural cottage with open fire and gardens with a stream running beside. Fantastic location for a walking holiday in the heart of the Dales.
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    5
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Holly Cottage ref: B5776

Bellerby, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

£334-£789

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4 star rating
Dales stone cottage, with exposed stone work, inglenook fireplace, beams, and flagstone floors, Leyburn close by, Middleham easily reached.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Old Hall ref: 25712

Gayle, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£439-£924

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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.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Vale Cottage ref: CC218020

Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£303-£683

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4 star rating
Cosy holiday home in the centre of the popular historic town of Middleham
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    2
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Riverbank Cottage ref: UK2136

Aysgarth, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£392-£865

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4 star rating
Relax and enjoy the sound of the river, or venture out and enjoy one of the many walks through woods and moorland.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Stonesdale ref: CC218040

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£536-£959

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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
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    3
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Dales View ref: 26267

Sedbusk, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£438-£1065

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4 star rating
Boasting breathtaking views and fantastic walks within the countryside, this lovely cottage sits high and is just half a mile to Hawes.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Ivy Cottage ref: CC218125

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£287-£688

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4 star rating
Stylish cottage with multi fuel stove. Central location with easy access to all amenities
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Old Post Office ref: CC211187

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£409-£819

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4 star rating
Fully refurbished detached property for 6 nestled in the heart of the pretty village of Bainbridge.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Bolthole ref: CC211160

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£283-£572

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4 star rating
Situated in Leyburn in the heart of Wensleydale The Bolthole is a charming cottage, recently refurbished to a very high standard.
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    2
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    2
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    1
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Riverdale Cottage ref: CC211199

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£292-£629

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4 star rating
Situated in the attractive village of Bainbridge in the heart of Wensleydale, Riverdale Cottage is a delightful attached property overlooking the village green.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Farend ref: DC4451

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£359-£442

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3 star rating
Set in one acre of gardens with walking and cycling from the door, just a short walk from Leyburn.
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    1
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    1
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Mystified Bungalow ref: UKC254

Bishopdale, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£272-£682

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4 star rating
Enjoy lovely rural views from this holiday property, located in Bishopdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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