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.

Bellypig Cottage ref: CC211131

Bellerby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£317-£644

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3 star rating
Bellypig Cottage
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Bellypig Cottage is perfectly positioned for the outdoor enthusiast, with breathtaking walks within the immediate area.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Foxtor House ref: CC218145

Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£415-£841

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4 star rating
Situated behind Middleham Castle, once the childhood home of Richard III, this charming, Grade II listed townhouse lies in the very heart of Wensleydale.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Nunnery ref: E5551

West Burton, near Leyburn, , Wensleydale & Area

£292-£582

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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.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Town Head - Town Head Cottage ref: KKP

Melmerby, Coverdale, Wensleydale & Area

£513-£982

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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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Gill Edge Cottages - 1 Gill Edge Cottages ref: 2017

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£308-£678

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4 star rating
Horse riding treks and lessons are available at the onsite trekking centre or numerous walks abound on the Pennine Way.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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High House ref: CC218035

Sedbusk near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£292-£629

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3 star rating
High House sits quietly at the top of the tranquil village of Sedbusk in the Yorkshire Dales
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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Barbican Cottage ref: CC211238

Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£436-£1003

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4 star rating
An impressive cottage with beams and views of the Middleham Castle. Beautiful south facing garden and just a short walk from the village square.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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High Bands ref: CC218079

Gayle near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£664-£1239

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4 star rating
Spacious quality farmhouse in a rural position with stunning views.
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    14
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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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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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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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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    5
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Little Bower ref: CC218068

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£280-£479

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3 star rating
Character cottage nestling in quiet backwater close to Hawes town centre
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Crayke House ref: UK2382

Castle Bolton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£483-£1115

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Nestled on the edge of the picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park, Crayke House is a great choice to explore the hills and dales.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Kirk Close ref: CC211114

Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£316-£744

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4 star rating
Kirk Close offers superb holiday accommodation in the idyllic Dales town of Askrigg.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Sundial Cottage ref: DC5425

Horsehouse near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£392-£783

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4 star rating
Perfect location for ‘Dales’ walks and country village pub nearby.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Elm Cottage ref: 24476

Oughtershaw, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£265-£786

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3 star rating
With the Dales Way passing the front door and the surrounding Yorkshire countryside views, Elm Cottage enjoys a quiet location with local amenities.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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