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.

Stags Fell Cottage ref: CC211186

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£394-£744

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4 star rating
Stags Fell Cottage
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Stags Fell Cottage is a prestigious three storey mews property for six with spectacular open views across the countryside.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Chapel End ref: CC211194

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£409-£819

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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 Picture House ref: CC211243

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£514-£1143

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4 star rating
In a central position in Leyburn, just 100 yards to shops, pubs and restaurants, this converted cinema building is close to numerous fantastic attractions.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Applery ref: CC218086

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£314-£529

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4 star rating
This luxurious apartment offers contemporary living at its best in a charming location
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Old Hall ref: 25712

Gayle, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£439-£930

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2 star rating
Set in the Dales National Park and within the quiet, idyllic village of Gayle, this property is the ideal base.
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Carriage House ref: E5119

West Burton, near Leyburn, , Wensleydale & Area

£354-£785

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3 star rating
Lovely first floor apartment with Aga, enjoy the gardens with, waterfall and river with private fishing, Burton Force waterfall nearby.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Cottontail Cottage ref: CC218118

Thorns near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£320-£679

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4 star rating
Charming cottage in beautiful location with extensive views of the dales.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Holly Cottage ref: B5776

Bellerby, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

£334-£789

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4 star rating
Dales stone cottage, with exposed stone work, inglenook fireplace, beams, and flagstone floors, Leyburn close by, Middleham easily reached.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Barnhouse ref: W42980

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£592-£1366

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4 star rating
With easy access for walks over the Moors or even to the nearby market town, this property is an ideal base.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Dale View ref: CC218041

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£328-£819

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4 star rating
Spacious and modern second floor apartment with delightful views
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Cherry Tree Cottage ref: IHD

Bellerby, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

£584-£1289

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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.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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3, School House ref: UK2062

West Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£358-£509

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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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Stable Cottage ref: CC211115

Spennithorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£280-£479

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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
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Nunnery ref: E5551

West Burton, near Leyburn, , Wensleydale & Area

£292-£628

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3 star rating
Ideal country hideaway for couples in cosy cottage, great moor and fell walking nearby, and Black Sheep Brewery easily reached.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Dales View ref: 26267

Sedbusk, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£459-£1065

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4 star rating
Boasting breathtaking views and fantastic walks within the countryside, this lovely cottage sits high and is just half a mile to Hawes.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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