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.

Lyncroft ref: CC218104

Thornton Rust near Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

£503-£875

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4 star rating
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Charming country cottage, beautifully presented and retaining many original features.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Stable Cottage ref: CC211115

Spennithorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£289-£499

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3 star rating
Situated in the pretty village of Spennithorne this attractive single storey cottage offers cosy and welcoming holiday accommodation.
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    3
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Weatherfell Cottage ref: CC211206

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£403-£766

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4 star rating
A delightful conversion of an old building tucked away with unrivalled peace and quiet in the centre of Hawes.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Minton Cottage ref: 30563

Masham, Wensleydale & Area

£312-£762

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4 star rating
This property is located in the popular town of Masham, ideal for exploring North Yorkshire and all of its delights.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Prospect House ref: UK2156

Thoralby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£672-£1438

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5 star rating
Nestled amongst rich meadows, woodland and pasture with views to Bishopdale this spacious semi-detached property is a real treat for anyone wishing to explore Swaledale and Wensleydale.
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    8
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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Roseview ref: CC218064

Snape near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£482-£809

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4 star rating
Fully restored 17th century cottage located in a pretty village – ideal for couples or families
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    2
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    3
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Wrayrigg ref: CC218087

Cowgill near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£348-£696

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3 star rating
A charming cottage in picture perfect surroundings, ideal for walking.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Tiplady Cottage ref: CC211213

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£350-£641

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4 star rating
A character cottage for 4 in the popular Wensleydale village of Bainbridge
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Gill Edge Cottages - 2 Gill Edge Cottages ref: 2018

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£0-£697

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4 star rating
Close to Hawes, the home of Wensleydale cheese, and an ideal base for exploring the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Gill Edge Cottages - 3 Gill Edge Cottages ref: 19764

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£308-£697

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4 star rating
Even your horse can come with you on holiday to this cottage with stabling by arrangement and a trekking centre in the grounds!
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Coach House ref: E5120

West Burton, near Leyburn, , Wensleydale & Area

£307-£750

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3 star rating
Busting market towns of Hawes and Leyburn are nearby from this delightful first floor apartment, with Bolton Castle easily reached.
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  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Wren Cottage ref: CC211239

Patrick Brompton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£369-£694

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4 star rating
Relax and enjoy a romantic break in this cosy cottage, or venture out and visit many picturesque market towns and beautiful scenery.
  • Sleeps
    3
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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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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  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Manor Farm Cottage ref: DC3758

Carperby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£397-£732

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4 star rating
Delightful farm conversion with lovely décor and walks from the doorstep.
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  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Beck View Cottage ref: UK2128

Constable Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£430-£808

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4 star rating
Relax in the evening, with your feet up in front of the wood burner, after a busy day exploring all that this beautiful location has to offer.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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