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.

Hollyhock Cottage ref: CC218082

Thorns near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£364-£654

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4 star rating
Hollyhock Cottage
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Stunning barn conversion in magnificent setting with picture postcard views all around.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Craven House ref: DC4392

West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£404-£692

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4 star rating
Pretty village location with country inn, perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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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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    2
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  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Granary ref: DC1159

Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£504-£944

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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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Lake View ref: CC218003

Woodhall near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£274-£493

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3 star rating
Cosy retreat in the heart of Wensleydale overlooking small wildlife lake.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Spring Cottage ref: CC218129

Carperby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£354-£609

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3 star rating
Beautifully presented cottage, convenient village location and walks from the doorstep
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Lyncroft ref: CC218104

Thornton Rust near Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

£503-£788

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4 star rating
Charming country cottage, beautifully presented and retaining many original features.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Dale View ref: CC218041

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£328-£854

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4 star rating
Spacious and modern second floor apartment with delightful views
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Town Head - Griff Head Cottage ref: KZQ

Melmerby, Wensleydale & Area

£477-£945

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4 star rating
Enjoying extensive, stunning views over lovely Coverdale, this beautifully furnished cottage offers cosy accommodation for families.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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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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    5
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Chapel End ref: CC211194

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£424-£854

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4 star rating
A semi detached chapel conversion in a premier position overlooking the village green.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Manor House ref: CC218128

Bainbridge, Wensleydale & Area

£601-£1417

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4 star rating
Charming property overlooking the village green with walks from the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Hendricks Cottage ref: UK2410

West Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£382-£813

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4 star rating
Return after a day in the Dales to enjoy dining in the fully lit courtyard, with its pizza oven and firepit!
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Winville Cottage ref: CC218012

Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£343-£755

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3 star rating
Cosy cottage in Askrigg with en-suite facilities to both bedrooms.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Penhill ref: CC218052

Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£335-£727

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4 star rating
Delightful, well equipped mews cottage close to the centre of the village.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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