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.

Bus Stop Cottage ref: CC218141

Thornton Rust near Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

£402-£854

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This period property sits in a quiet village two miles west of Aysgarth. The enclosed garden enjoys lovely open, rural views.
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Johnnie’s Cottage ref: DC5451

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£313-£573

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4 star rating
Located in the idyllic village of Bainbridge which has many historical links.
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Bloomers Bothy ref: CC218089

Woodhall near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£271-£458

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3 star rating
The best things certainly come in small parcels Bloomer’s Bothy has it all!
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    1
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    1
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    1
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Cattlemarket Cottage ref: CC218030

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£284-£584

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3 star rating
Perfectly situated in the market town of Hawes - an ideal spot from which to explore the area.
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    2
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    1
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Hillgarth ref: UK2114

Askrigg, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£602-£1144

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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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    2
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The Old Chapel ref: CC218130

Castle Bolton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£291-£585

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4 star rating
Charming cottage with wood burning stove set in a pretty dales village, the perfect country retreat.
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Wrayrigg ref: CC218087

Cowgill near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£348-£680

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3 star rating
A charming cottage in picture perfect surroundings, ideal for walking.
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    1
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Hollyhock Cottage ref: CC218082

Thorns near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£312-£679

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4 star rating
Stunning barn conversion in magnificent setting with picture postcard views all around.
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    2
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    2
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    2
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The Farmhouse ref: W42979

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£364-£814

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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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    4
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    2
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Lawson’s Studio ref: CC218078

Castle Bolton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£343-£619

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4 star rating
Charming cottage in a magnificent setting, the perfect romantic holiday retreat
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Hendricks Cottage ref: UK2410

West Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£426-£788

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4 star rating
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Return after a day in the Dales to enjoy dining in the fully lit courtyard, with its pizza oven and firepit!
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Little Thorpe Cottage ref: UKC750

Masham, Wensleydale & Area

£0-£793

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4 star rating
With a fantastic open plan social space and an open fire, this property is ideal for families of four wanting to spend time together on holiday.
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    2
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    1
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Skellgill Barn ref: DC4562

near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£298-£526

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3 star rating
Cosy barn conversion with beautiful countryside views.
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    2
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    1
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Wood’s Barn ref: 29924

Beckermonds, near Kettlewell, Wensleydale & Area

£339-£907

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3 star rating
Located in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this cottage is an ideal holiday base for exploring the peaceful countryside.
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    3
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    1
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Middlegate Cottage ref: UK2168

Burtersett, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£357-£649

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3 star rating
This delightful cottage is nestled in the heart of the picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park, ideal for exploring this wonderful area.
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    2
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    2
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    1
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