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.

Curlew Barn ref: CC211242

near Middleham, Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£364-£752

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Curlew Barn
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A detached barn conversion with wood burner set in a rural position with the River Ure flowing close by.
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Johnnie’s Cottage ref: DC5451

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£308-£589

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Located in the idyllic village of Bainbridge which has many historical links.
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Carriage House ref: E5119

West Burton, near Leyburn, , Wensleydale & Area

£354-£773

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This lovely, first floor apartment with gardens to enjoy and waterfall and river with private fishing, Burton Force waterfall is nearby.
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Swallowdale ref: DC4000

Simonstone, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£581-£1026

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Spacious detached stone bungalow with open fire and walks from the door.
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The Paddock ref: CC218119

East Witton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£359-£634

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Comfortable property all on one level in a pretty village location
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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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House on the Hill ref: CC218147

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£489-£695

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Set in the heart of Hawes on the Pennine Way, this traditional cottage is also close to Wensleydale Creamery.
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Church View Cottage ref: CC218071

Fearby near Masham, Wensleydale & Area

£329-£592

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Detached single storey holiday home nestling in the heart of the picturesque village of Fearby
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Poppy’s Footprint ref: E4199

Middleham, near Leyburn, Yorkshire, Wensleydale & Area

£309-£576

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In the shadow of Richard III’s castle, this circular romantic retreat, with a walled suntrap garden has Wensleydale country walks from the door.
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Gran’s Cottage ref: CC218101

Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£266-£561

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This quaint character dales cottage provides the ideal base for exploring Wensleydale
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The Manor House ref: CC218128

Bainbridge, Wensleydale & Area

£539-£1394

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4 star rating
Charming property overlooking the village green with walks from the doorstep.
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Spillian Cottage ref: CC218017

Appersett near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£296-£634

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Situated in a pretty backwater in the delightful hamlet of Appersett, one mile from Hawes.
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Gill Edge Cottages - 3 Gill Edge Cottages ref: 19764

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£308-£697

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Even your horse can come with you on holiday to this cottage with stabling by arrangement and a trekking centre in the grounds!
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Chapel House ref: CC218042

Grisedale near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£434-£761

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Converted Methodist Chapel set in a rural location between Hawes and Sedbergh
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Chapel Cottage ref: UK2285

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£365-£680

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Comfortable and thoughtfully furnished this cottage is an excellent home from which to tour or walk in the Yorkshire Dales’ stunning countryside.
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