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.

Corner Cottage

3 star rating

Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£239-£519

3 star rating
Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£239-£519

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Brunskill Cottage

3 star rating

Simonstone, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£353-£640

3 star rating
Simonstone, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£353-£640

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Town Head - Griff Head Cottage

4 star rating

Melmerby, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£479-£939

4 star rating
Melmerby, Wensleydale & Area

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£479-£939

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Lukes Barn

3 star rating

near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£424-£745

3 star rating
near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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£424-£745

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Gardenwell Cottage

4 star rating

Burtersett, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£375-£715

4 star rating
Burtersett, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£375-£715

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Sundial Cottage

4 star rating

Horsehouse near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£402-£830

4 star rating
Horsehouse near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£402-£830

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Dales Pause

4 star rating

Bedale, near Northallerton, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£495-£805

4 star rating
Bedale, near Northallerton, Wensleydale & Area

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£495-£805

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Gill Edge Cottages - 2 Gill Edge Cottages

4 star rating

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£0-£719

4 star rating
Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£0-£719

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Greystones Cottage

3 star rating

Simonstone near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£309-£619

3 star rating
Simonstone near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£309-£619

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Dove Cottage

4 star rating

Middleham, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£285-£835

4 star rating
Middleham, Wensleydale & Area

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£285-£835

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Kirk Close

0 star rating

Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£336-£790

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Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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£336-£790

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Poppy’s Footprint

4 star rating

Middleham, near Leyburn, Yorkshire, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£323-£598

4 star rating
Middleham, near Leyburn, Yorkshire, Wensleydale & Area

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£323-£598

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Elm Cottage

3 star rating

Oughtershaw, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£335-£875

3 star rating
Oughtershaw, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£335-£875

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Station House

4 star rating

Spennithorne, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£489-£1179

4 star rating
Spennithorne, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£489-£1179

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Rosemary Cottage

0 star rating

Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£465-£1095

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Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£465-£1095

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2