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.

Foal Barn Cottages - Cobble Cottage

4 star rating

Spennithorne, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£305-£745

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Spennithorne, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£305-£745

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Gill Edge Cottages - 3 Gill Edge Cottages

4 star rating

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£449-£1099

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Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£449-£1099

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Coach House

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West Burton, near Leyburn, Yorkshire, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£279-£795

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West Burton, near Leyburn, Yorkshire, Wensleydale & Area

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£279-£795

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

Cartwheel Cottage

4 star rating

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£345-£855

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£345-£855

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

Temple House

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West Burton, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
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£999-£2395

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West Burton, Wensleydale & Area

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£999-£2395

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 0

Barn Cottage

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Carlton-in-Coverdale, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£369-£855

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Carlton-in-Coverdale, Wensleydale & Area

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£369-£855

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

Brunskill Cottage

3 star rating

Simonstone, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£359-£775

3 star rating
Simonstone, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£359-£775

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

Lake View

3 star rating

Woodhall near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
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£285-£895

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Woodhall near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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£285-£895

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

Pear Tree Cottage and The Granary

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East Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£949-£4389

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East Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£949-£4389

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 1

Carriage House

3 star rating

West Burton, near Leyburn, Yorkshire, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£319-£1009

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West Burton, near Leyburn, Yorkshire, Wensleydale & Area

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£319-£1009

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

Victoria Cottage

4 star rating

Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£0-£0

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Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

Ground Stones Cottage

4 star rating

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£689-£1355

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£689-£1355

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 2

Lilac Cottage

4 star rating

Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£359-£1169

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Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£359-£1169

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Skellgill House

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Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£465-£1105

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Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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£465-£1105

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

Roof Stones Cottage

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£725-£1509

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£725-£1509

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