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.

The Farmhouse

4 star rating

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£409-£919

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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Yore View

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Moorcock Cottages near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£419-£679

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Moorcock Cottages near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£419-£679

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

Curlew Cottage

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Simonstone near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£340-£480

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Simonstone near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£340-£480

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

Lake View

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Woodhall near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£315-£549

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Woodhall near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

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£315-£549

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

Lawson’s Studio

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Castle Bolton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£345-£695

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Castle Bolton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£345-£695

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

Malt Shovel Cottage

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Little Crakehall, near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£365-£835

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Little Crakehall, near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

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£365-£835

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

Elm Rise

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Askrigg, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£479-£949

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Askrigg, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£479-£949

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

The Old Post Office

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Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£375-£935

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Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£375-£935

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Church View

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Spennithorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£355-£609

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Spennithorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£355-£609

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

High Bands

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Gayle near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 14
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 4

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£720-£1419

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Gayle near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£720-£1419

Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 4

Sweet Pea Cottage

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Redmire, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£335-£745

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Redmire, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£335-£745

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

Barn Owl Cottage

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Masham, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£460-£859

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Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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£460-£859

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

Rose Cottage

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Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£595-£1255

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Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£595-£1255

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

Little Welham

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Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£390-£649

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Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

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£390-£649

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

Dales Pause

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Bedale, near Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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

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Bedale, near Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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