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.

Thornhill Cottage ref: CC218037

Thornton Steward near Middleham, Wensleydale & Area

£359-£794

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3 star rating
Thornhill Cottage
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Delightful cosy cottage, ideal for families or walkers in a rural village location
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Palins ref: DC4855

Constable Burton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£404-£689

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4 star rating
Character cottage with open fire and country inn close by.
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    2
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    1
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    1
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Stonecroft ref: CC211176

Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£359-£634

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4 star rating
Stonecroft is a traditional, 18th century stone cottage
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Fossdale House ref: DC4943

Simonstone near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£641-£1221

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3 star rating
Comfortable cottage in peaceful hamlet, ideal for walking and touring.
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Bellypig Cottage ref: CC211131

Bellerby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£349-£669

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3 star rating
Bellypig Cottage is perfectly positioned for the outdoor enthusiast, with breathtaking walks within the immediate area.
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  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Church View ref: CC211155

Spennithorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£339-£569

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3 star rating
Church View is a pretty cottage, furnished to a high standard and offering quality holiday accommodation for families and couples. Nestling in a courtyard of just three cottages and only 2 miles from Leyburn.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Penhill View ref: 30777

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£343-£997

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4 star rating
Set in the heart of Wensleydale in the market town of Leyburn - a perfect base for visiting many of Yorkshire’s hidden treasures.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Wheatcroft Cottage ref: UK2033

Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£320-£600

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4 star rating
Recommended for anyone who is looking for a quiet and comfortable break in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Delightful views from all its rooms and just 7 miles from Leyburn.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Johnnie’s Cottage ref: DC5451

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£321-£586

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4 star rating
Located in the idyllic village of Bainbridge which has many historical links.
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    1
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    1
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Town Hall Cottage ref: CC211188

Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£359-£634

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4 star rating
Delightful attached cottage for 4 quietly situated in the heart of the lovely Wensleydale village of Redmire.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Spring Cottage ref: CC218129

Carperby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£354-£609

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3 star rating
Beautifully presented cottage, convenient village location and walks from the doorstep
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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South View ref: CC211232

Thoralby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£620-£1495

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4 star rating
Centrally located in the village of Thoralby, this property is bursting with history and character, close to the towns of Hawes and Leyburn.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Wrayrigg ref: CC218087

Cowgill near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£358-£723

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3 star rating
A charming cottage in picture perfect surroundings, ideal for walking.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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The Old Chapel ref: UK2146

Thoralby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£574-£1155

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4 star rating
This former chapel has been furnished to provide delectable accommodation, within a spectacular location, ideal for walking enthusiasts who are looking for a holiday filled with adventure.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Stable Cottage ref: UK2309

West Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£303-£536

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3 star rating
In a secluded location close to a pub renowned for its fabulous food and with lots of sights to visit within easy reach.
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  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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