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.

High House

3 star rating

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£349-£635

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£349-£635

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Stags Fell Cottage

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£373-£790

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Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£373-£790

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Brandy’s Barn

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Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£345-£659

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Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£345-£659

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Manor Farm Cottage

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Carperby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£407-£760

4 star rating
Carperby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£407-£760

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Vale Cottage

4 star rating

Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£375-£655

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Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£375-£655

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Lilac Cottage

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Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£355-£1005

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Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£355-£1005

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Foxtor House

4 star rating

Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£409-£809

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Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£409-£809

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Grassgarth Cottage

4 star rating

Redmire, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£425-£845

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Redmire, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£425-£845

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

The Studio

3 star rating

West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£255-£449

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West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£255-£449

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

East House Farm

3 star rating

Beckermonds, near Kettlewell, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£455-£1495

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Beckermonds, near Kettlewell, Wensleydale & Area

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£455-£1495

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

Fieldfare Lodge

4 star rating

Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£295-£599

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Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£295-£599

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Gill Edge Cottages - 1 Gill Edge Cottages

4 star rating

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£379-£999

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Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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£379-£999

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The Old Telephone Exchange

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Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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

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£310-£550

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Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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£310-£550

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Beckside

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Bellerby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£329-£529

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Bellerby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£329-£529

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

Kingston House

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West Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£649-£1575

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West Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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£649-£1575

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1