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.

Crag View ref: CC218124

Carlton-in-Coverdale near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£299-£681

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17th Century character cottage with wood burner. Village location in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Ideal for walking and touring.
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Roseview ref: CC218064

Snape near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£457-£809

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Fully restored 17th century cottage located in a pretty village – ideal for couples or families
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Manor Farm Cottage ref: DC3758

Carperby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£372-£732

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Delightful farm conversion with lovely décor and walks from the doorstep.
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Vale Cottage ref: CC218020

Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£317-£638

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Cosy holiday home in the centre of the popular historic town of Middleham
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Bridge End Cottage ref: CC218021

West Scrafton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£301-£480

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Cosy country cottage adjoining the owner’s home beside the River Cover in a picturesque village.
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Church View Cottage ref: CC218071

Fearby near Masham, Wensleydale & Area

£329-£592

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Detached single storey holiday home nestling in the heart of the picturesque village of Fearby
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Castle Cottage ref: CC218113

Hornby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£373-£590

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Spacious and welcoming cottage in a beautifully quiet hamlet between Leyburn and Bedale.
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Lake View ref: CC218003

Woodhall near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£267-£497

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Cosy retreat in the heart of Wensleydale overlooking small wildlife lake.
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Gran’s Cottage ref: CC218101

Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£266-£561

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This quaint character dales cottage provides the ideal base for exploring Wensleydale
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Little End House ref: KCM

West Burton, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

£304-£663

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Considered by some as ’the most beautiful village in England’, visitors will experience the beauty and discover the charm of West Burton.
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Poppy’s Footprint ref: E4199

Middleham, near Leyburn, Yorkshire, Wensleydale & Area

£309-£576

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In the shadow of Richard III’s castle, this circular romantic retreat, with a walled suntrap garden has Wensleydale country walks from the door.
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The Chalet ref: CC218051

West Witton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£359-£654

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Delightful cottage with views over fields tucked away in the village of West Witton
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Grange Cottage ref: DC1664

Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£227-£520

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Converted stable on ground floor level with a village pub within walking distance.
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Holly Cottage ref: B5776

Bellerby, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

£311-£812

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Dales stone cottage, with exposed stone work, inglenook fireplace, beams, and flagstone floors, Leyburn close by, Middleham easily reached.
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High House ref: CC218109

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£346-£633

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Wonderful stone cottage, having the added benefit of a games room for your enjoyment.
 
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