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.

Tarn House ref: CC211246

Widdale near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£353-£971

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4 star rating
Tarn House
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A Grade II listed semi-detached cottage located in a quiet dale close to a red squirrel nature trail. Hawes, just over a mile away, provides a great range of pubs, shops and the famous Wensleydale Creamery!
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Pound Cottage ref: UK2322

Newbiggin, near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£354-£596

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This is the perfect location for walkers and cyclists to explore this beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Honeycott at Hawes - Bumble Barn ref: W43560

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£319-£570

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4 star rating
With shops, cafes and pubs on the doorstep. this detached barn conversion is well situated and boasts a woodburner.
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  • Bedrooms
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    1
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Jack’s Cottage ref: CC218048

Worton near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£323-£783

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3 star rating
Single storey detached cottage with enclosed gardens and spectacular views.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Wood’s Barn ref: 29924

Beckermonds, near Kettlewell, Wensleydale & Area

£339-£872

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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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  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Skellgill Barn ref: DC4562

near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£284-£540

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3 star rating
Cosy barn conversion with beautiful countryside views.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Stable Cottage ref: DC1954

Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£227-£529

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3 star rating
Converted stable with open fire and views across Cover Valley.
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  • Bedrooms
    1
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Cherry Tree Cottage ref: IHD

Bellerby, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

£537-£1265

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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
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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South View ref: CC211232

Thoralby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£525-£1502

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4 star rating
Centrally located in the village of Thoralby, this property is bursting with history and character, close to the towns of Hawes and Leyburn.
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    8
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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East House Farm ref: UK2213

Beckermonds, near Kettlewell, Wensleydale & Area

£451-£1227

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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
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Thistle Cottage ref: UK2540

Carlton-in-Coverdale, Wensleydale & Area

£481-£1155

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Thistle Cottage is ideal for groups and is the ideal place for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and nearby towns of Leyburn and Middleham.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Curlew Cottage ref: DC4676

Simonstone near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£318-£580

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3 star rating
Detached cottage on ground floor level with views across to Stags Fell.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Lyncroft ref: CC218104

Thornton Rust near Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

£503-£503

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4 star rating
Charming country cottage, beautifully presented and retaining many original features.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Hillgarth ref: UK2114

Askrigg, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£480-£1115

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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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Slater’s Cottage ref: UK10206

Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£353-£676

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This cottage is set in a quiet and peaceful village in the heart of Wensleydale where you can explore a historic castle or visit a creamery.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI