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.

Winville Cottage ref: CC218012

Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£292-£678

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3 star rating
Winville Cottage
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Cosy cottage in Askrigg with en-suite facilities to both bedrooms.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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House on the Hill ref: CC218147

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£529-£730

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4 star rating
Set in the heart of Hawes on the Pennine Way, this traditional cottage is also close to Wensleydale Creamery.
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    2
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    1
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Cobble Cottage ref: CC211117

Spennithorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£280-£544

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3 star rating
Providing ground floor accommodation with feature randon stone walls and exposed beams Cobble Cottage is an ideal holiday home.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Pound Cottage ref: UK2322

Newbiggin, near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£354-£538

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3 star rating
This is the perfect location for walkers and cyclists to explore this beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Farend ref: DC4451

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£348-£541

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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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  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Elm Cottage ref: 24476

Oughtershaw, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£272-£845

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3 star rating
With the Dales Way passing the front door and the surrounding Yorkshire countryside views, Elm Cottage enjoys a quiet location with local amenities.
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    7
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  • 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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Pen Hill View ref: DC4658

Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

£321-£592

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3 star rating
Close to Aysgarth Falls in a village location with country inns.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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The Old Goat House ref: UK2162

Thornton Rust, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£318-£681

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4 star rating
Watch the sunset over stunning Yorkshire landscape, or explore the impressive Aysgarth Falls.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Elm Rise ref: CC218123

Askrigg, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£390-£863

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4 star rating
18th Century detached cottage with open fire in picturesque village location in the National Park.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Vale Cottage ref: CC218020

Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£364-£629

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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
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Riverbank Cottage ref: UK2136

Aysgarth, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£392-£878

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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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  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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3, School House ref: UK2062

West Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£360-£623

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4 star rating
This lovely converted school is in the charming village of West Witton, with views of the Yorkshire Dales.
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    2
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Bridge End Cottage ref: CC218021

West Scrafton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£258-£473

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4 star rating
Cosy country cottage adjoining the owner’s home beside the River Cover in a picturesque village.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Crag View ref: CC218124

Carlton-in-Coverdale near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£353-£699

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4 star rating
17th Century character cottage with open fire. Village location in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Ideal for walking and touring.
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    1
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