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.

Yorebarn ref: 23591

Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£0-£608

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3 star rating
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Explore wonderful scenery with walks from the door or relax in this ideal holiday base set near traditional market towns.
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    3
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Town Head - Town Head Cottage ref: KKP

Melmerby, Coverdale, Wensleydale & Area

£513-£1120

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4 star rating
Set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this charming cottage enjoys extensive, stunning views over lovely Coverdale.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Old Post Office ref: CC211187

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£409-£854

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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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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Rosemary Cottage ref: UK2018

Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£438-£1091

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4 star rating
Located in a quiet village, this property is the ideal base to discover Leyburn and the surrounding area on foot, bike or in the car.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Chapel Cottage ref: UK2285

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£380-£662

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3 star rating
Comfortable and thoughtfully furnished this cottage is an excellent home from which to tour or walk in the Yorkshire Dales’ stunning countryside.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Miredale ref: CC218043

Appersett near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£0-£589

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3 star rating
Traditional cottage in a pretty village in the heart of Wensleydale
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    3
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The Barn, Oak Tree Farm ref: UK2475

West Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£597-£1156

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5 star rating
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Tastefully decorated with sumptuous furnishings. The owners have taken care of your every need.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Mystified Bungalow ref: UKC254

Bishopdale, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£311-£690

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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
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Gran’s Cottage ref: CC218101

Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£310-£561

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4 star rating
This quaint character dales cottage provides the ideal base for exploring Wensleydale
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Honeycott at Hawes - Honeycott Cottage ref: W42707

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£356-£641

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4 star rating
Set in the Dales National Park, this cottage lies near to Hawes where guests can enjoy its local selection of amenities.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Chalet ref: CC218051

West Witton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£404-£654

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4 star rating
Delightful cottage with views over fields tucked away in the village of West Witton
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  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Brunskill Cottage ref: DC4485

Simonstone, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£344-£621

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3 star rating
Traditional stone cottage with south facing garden.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Farmhouse ref: W42979

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£364-£889

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4 star rating
In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, The Farmhouse enjoys breathtaking views of the beautiful surrounding open-countryside.
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Daisy Cottage ref: UK2407

Scruton, near Northallerton, Wensleydale & Area

£405-£719

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4 star rating
Surrounded by the Dales and North York Moors, this is a fantastic location for outdoor lovers!
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  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Stags Fell Cottage ref: CC211186

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£394-£774

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4 star rating
Stags Fell Cottage is a prestigious three storey mews property for six with spectacular open views across the countryside.
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  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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